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

Whitehaven

 
 
Whitehaven Marker Side A image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. Whitehaven Marker Side A
Inscription.
Side A
Main part of house, two~story brick structure, built in 1860s by Edward Anderson. Edward Atkins bought it in 1903 and had noted Paducah architect A.L. Lassiter transform Victorian farmhouse into Classical revival mansion. He added the Corinthian ~ columned front portico, and named house Whitehaven.

Side B
In 1908, Paducah Mayor James P. Smith bought and renamed home "Bide~A~Wee," Scottish adage for "Come Rest A While." Smith family members lived here until 1968. After mansion restored, it opened on June 23, 1983, as Whitehaven Tourist Welcome Center. Listed on the National Register of Historic Place in 1984. Presented by McCracken Co. Civic Beautification Board
 
Erected 1984 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1754.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 3.02′ N, 88° 39.16′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is at the intersection of Lone Oak Road and Interstate 24 on Lone Oak Road. Touch for map. Welcome Center on I-24. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1845 Lone Oak Rd, Paducah KY 42001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

Whitehaven Marker Side B image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. Whitehaven Marker Side B
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wacinton (approx. 2.5 miles away); Chief Paduke (approx. 2.6 miles away); Forrest's Headquarters (approx. 3 miles away); Irvin S. Cobb (approx. 3 miles away); Dr. Reuben Saunders (1808-1891) (approx. 3 miles away); Grave of John T. Scopes / Scopes "Monkey Trial" (approx. 3.1 miles away); Grace Episcopal (approx. 3.6 miles away); Tilghman House (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Whitehaven Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
3. Whitehaven Marker
Whitehaven Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
4. Whitehaven Marker
This property has been Placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior
Whitehaven Welcome Center Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
5. Whitehaven Welcome Center Entrance
Whitehaven staircase image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
6. Whitehaven staircase
Whitehaven Fireplace image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
7. Whitehaven Fireplace
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 455 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 16, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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