‘Light Switch’ by Julia Ann Kennedy – “Paducah Kentucky Turns Me On!”

April 17, 2017 - Light Switch art painting by Julia Ann Kennedy resides at an empty lot along Boadway Main Street in downtown Paducah, KY/photonews247.com
April 17, 2017 - Light Switch painting by Julia Ann Kennedy resides at an empty lot along Broadway Main Street in downtown Paducah, KY/photonews247.com
April 17, 2017 – Light Switch painting by Julia Ann Kennedy resides at an empty lot along Broadway Main Street in downtown Paducah, KY/photonews247.com

PADUCAH, KY – ‘Light Switch’ is a work of art that’s planted on a vacant grassy lot across the street and katty-corner from the Columbia Theatre on Broadway Street (AKA Historic Main Street) in downtown Paducah, KY.

The artwork was created by the late Julia Ann Kennedy (1952-2009) from Biloxi, MS. The work has a figurative tagline the reads, “Paducah, Kentucky… Turns Me On!”

You can read and see more creative works by Artist Julia Kennedy on her personal website at: biloxisoriginalsin.com

Irvin Cobb Hotel Paducah 6th & Broadway

April 14, 2017 - Irvin Cobb Hotel now apartments on 6th and Broadway Main Street, Paducah, KY/photonews247.com

PADUCAH, KY – Hotel Irvin Cobb opened in 1929 on Broadway at 6th Street and was labeled as one of the most finest hotels in the South for decades.

The original owner, Adolph Weil, contracted Architect Walter Alschlager to design the building like no other.  They decided on a eclectic mix that melted French Gothic and English Medieval that created a Southern charm all its own.

TIMELINE
1927 – 1929: Construction cost: $400,000
1929: Opened in 1929 with Irvin S. Cobb as first registered guest
1959: Sold by Cobb family
1960’s: Experienced a decline in stays
1972: Minor fire on top floor closed the hotel down
1978: Added to National Register of Historical Places
CIRCA Building restored as apartments and ground floor retail spaces.

Today the Irvin Cobb building is an Assisted Living and Section 8 apartment community with 1 and 2 bedrooms available. Read an indepth history of the hotel at npgallery.nps.gov

Irvin Cobb Apartments
600 Broadway St
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 443-4721
facebook.com/Irvin-Cobb-Apartments
directions: google.com/maps

Shandies, Paducah, KY

Apri 12, 2017 - Shandies Restaurant, Broadway Main Street , Paducah, KY/photonews247.com
Apri 12, 2017 - Shandies Restaurant, Broadway Main Street , Paducah, KY/photonews247.com
Apri 12, 2017 – Shandies Restaurant, Broadway Main Street , Paducah, KY/photonews247.com

PADUCAH, KY – Shandies restaurant features American and international gourmet-style pub grub located in the historic C. C. Cohen building on Broadway Street (aka Main Street) in the heart of beautiful downtown Paducah, KY.

The app menu includes signature treats like the Fried Green Tomato Crisps for $7.95 and Catfish cakes for $8.95.

The Cohen building was built in 1865 and is said to be haunted reports jeannettestakeonlife.blogspot.com.

HOURS
Mon – Thu:  11am – 9pm
Fri – Sat: 11am – 10pm
Sun: 11am  – 9pm

Shandies
202 Broadway St
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 442-2552
menu: facebook.com/shandiesrestaurantandbar/menu
directions: google.com/maps

Pocket Park Paducah – 5th & Broadway

April 8, 2017 - Pocket Park 5th & Broadway Paducah, KY/photonews247.com
April 8, 2017 - Pocket Park 5th & Broadway Paducah, KY/photonews247.com
April 8, 2017 – Pocket Park 5th & Broadway Paducah, KY/photonews247.com

PADUCAH, KY – A pocket park is underway at 5th St. & Broadway St. where a 3-story building once stood in downtown Paducah.

The park will feature local art, kids play equipment and shaded pergolas built out of reclaimed wood that was saved after the building was torn down.

Broadway, also known as Paducah’s Main Street, is a beautiful historic street that’s getting a total makeover with renovation projects underway on almost every block from 5th Street to the River.

The newest opening on Broadway is the Highwater Fresh Bar at 3rd and Broadway. Right next door is the soon-to-open Citizen’s Gym with new Apartments being built upstairs.

And just across the street are the Wallerstein Apartments that will consist of four executive 1st-floor units.

Back to the Park. Below is a view of the building in 2012 before it was torn down at 5th St. and Broadway St. where pocket park is going.