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Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Angles / “The Veep”

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
1. Angles Marker
Inscription.  
Angles
Home of Alben W. Barkley, 1937-56. A good example of Greek Revival architecture. Built in 1868 by Col. Quintus Quincy Quigley. Location on sharp angles of three tracts of land source of its name. In early married life Barkley and wife dreamed of owning it. Dream realized after 30 years. Beloved home for 19 years while Senator and Vice President.

“The Veep”
Alben W. Barkley, Vice President of United States, 1949-53. Member U. S. Senate, 1927-49 and 1955-56; Senate Democratic leader 13 years: House of Representatives 1913-27. Born Lowes, Ky., 1877. Death came at Washington and Lee Univ., 1956. Last words of address to students, “"I would rather be a servant in the house of the Lord than to sit in the seats of the mighty.”
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 680.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureGovernment & Politics
“The Veep” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
2. “The Veep” Marker
. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 3.628′ N, 88° 38.856′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is at the intersection of Alben Barkley Drive (U.S. 62) and Cardinal Lane, on the right when traveling east on Alben Barkley Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 540 Alben Barkley Drive, Paducah KY 42001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Christian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Immanuel Baptist (approx. half a mile away); Unity Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Whitehaven (approx. ¾ mile away); Paducah Community College (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); The 1937 Flood (approx. 1.2 miles away); Alben W. Barkley / Barkley's Grave (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
Also see . . .  Angles. Biography by McKenzie Martin for Explore Kentucky History. (Submitted on October 28, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Angles / “The Veep” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
3. Angles / “The Veep” Marker
Angles, Alben Barkley's estate image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 25, 2020
4. Angles, Alben Barkley's estate
Alben William Barkley image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
5. Alben William Barkley
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 28, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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Feb. 25, 2021