Change the name of Lexington's Cheapside Park.

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Recently, Confederate runner-up trophies have been removed from Lexington downtown area, more specifically, Cheapside. The removal of the statues should only be the beginning, for the name of the venue is completely unacceptable.

Origin of name. The block's history dates to 1813 and is originally borrowed from a history marketplace in London England. The name is a common English street name meaning "market place" from Old English ceapan 'to buy'. Cheapside was a common reference in England, and is frequently referenced in literature.

There was originally no connection to the modern meaning of cheap ('low price', a shortening of good ceap, 'good buy'), though by the 18th century this association may have begun to be inferred.

This isn't about etymology, it's about history.

Help me contact Lexington city council and Mayor Jim Gray, to petition them to change the name from Cheapside. The name is just as offensive as the statues it displayed.



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