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Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Construction in the 1840's
 
Construction in the 1840's Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. Construction in the 1840's Marker
 
Inscription. Construction in the 1840's, the two-story Greek Revival structure overlooking the Paducah riverfront was originally the location of the Branch Bank of Louisville, one of the community's first banks. After the Civil War, the building was used for many years as a hotel before becoming the headquarters of the Henry A. Petter Supply Company in 1890. This mill and boat supply company provided provisions to packets steamers tied up at the riverfront. The Petter Supply Company remained at this site for over 100 years and remains one of Paducah's most important enterprises. In the late 1990's, the building was restored as the River Heritage Museum which celebrates the maritime history of the four rivers region.
 
Erected by Sponsored by Frederika Petter & Robert Petter Jr. in memory of Stanley & Anna Webb Petter.
 
Location. 37° 5.272′ N, 88° 35.634′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on South Water Street. Click for map. Is between visitors coming to Paducah and Paducah Riverfront. Marker is in this post office area: Paducah KY 42001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paducah's Riverfront (here, next to this marker); May 1913 Paducah Homecoming (here, next to this marker); Lock and Dam 52 (a few steps from this marker); Marine Ways (a few steps from this marker); Area riverbeds (a few steps from this marker); First County Seat - Braxton Small (a few steps from this marker); Iced Solid - Clear to Illinois! (a few steps from this marker); Paducah Marine Supply and Service (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Paducah.
 
Construction in the 1840's Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. Construction in the 1840's Marker
 
 
Construction in the 1840's Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
3. Construction in the 1840's Marker
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 157 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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