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

Broadway, Paducah's Main Street

 
 
Broadway, Paducah's Main Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. Broadway, Paducah's Main Street Marker
Inscription. This scene shows Broadway, Paducah's main street, in the 1940's when the downtown area was the center for the community's retail, business, and entertainment activities. Such downtown landmarks as the Guthrie Building, 1937 Post Office, Palmer House Hotel, Citizens Bank Building, and Columbia Theater are depicted. Cast-iron storefronts, manufactured by local foundries, remain from the earlier Victorian era when downtown Paducah experienced enormous economic growth and prosperity. (From a 1940's postcard)
 
Erected by Sponsored by: David and Sandra Long and Image Graphics, Inc.
 
Location. 37° 5.349′ N, 88° 35.683′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is at the intersection of North Water Street and Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling north on North Water Street. Touch for map. 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. The Telephone System (here, next to this marker); Paducah 1937 Flood (here, next to this marker); Flanking the Statue of Chief Paduke (a few steps from this marker); Strawberry Capital of the World
Broadway Street Marker & Mural image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. Broadway Street Marker & Mural
(a few steps from this marker); Illinois Central 2613 (a few steps from this marker); Barkley/Cobb Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Fire Station #5 at 17th and Broadway (within shouting distance of this marker); The August 8th Emancipation Celebration at Stuart Nelson Park (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
Also see . . .  The Paducah Wall to Wall Floodwall Mural Project. Renowned artist Robert Dafford and his team of muralists capture Paducah’s rich history in paintings on the city’s floodwall overlooking the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. (Submitted on November 16, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Broadway, Paducah's Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
3. Broadway, Paducah's Main Street
Broadway, Paducah's Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
4. Broadway, Paducah's Main Street
Columbia Theater on Broadway Street image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
5. Columbia Theater on Broadway Street
The Paducah Wall to Wall Floodwall Mural Project image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
6. The Paducah Wall to Wall Floodwall Mural Project
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 407 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 14, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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