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

“Market”

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. "Market" Marker
Inscription. Gen. William Clark, the founder of Paducah, designated the Second Street area as a location for public affairs. The original name for Second Street was "Market" reflecting its use as a trading center. The original Market House was built of logs in 1836. A larger brick building was constructed on this site in 1850 and was used as a hospital during the civil War. The present 1905 Market House was designed by W.L. Brainerd and built by F.W.Katterjohn for $25,000. In 1963 the building was converted to a cultural center, a project encouraged by the Paducah Civic Beautification Board. The Market House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today it remains the center of cultural activity in downtown Paducah.
 
Erected by Sponsored by:Gus Ed & Joann Hank.
 
Location. 37° 5.321′ N, 88° 35.663′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on North Water Street. Touch for map. This mural is between Fire Station #5 at 17th and Broadway Marker and The August 8th Emancipation Celebration at Stuart Nelson Park. 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 August 8th Emancipation Celebration at Stuart Nelson Park (here,
"Market" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. "Market" Marker
next to this marker); Union Gen. U.S. Grant (here, next to this marker); Fire Station #5 at 17th and Broadway (a few steps from this marker); Paducah's River Industry (a few steps from this marker); Barkley/Cobb Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Paducah's Architecture (a few steps from this marker); Paducah 1873 "Birds Eye View" (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert S. Davis (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
"Market" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
3. "Market" Marker
"Market" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
4. "Market" Marker
"Market" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
5. "Market" Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 21, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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