Irvin Cobb Apartments Paducah 6th & Broadway

Feb 17, 2017 - Irvin Cobb Apartments (L) St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church (R) Paducah KY/
Irvin Cobb Apartments Paducah 6th & Broadway
5 (100%) 3 votes

PADUCAH, KY -The Irvin Cobb Apartment building features 9-stories of history located at Broadway and S. 6th Streets in downtown Paducah, KY.

The Irvin Cobb Apartment complex was once the swanky Hotel Irvin Cobb that opened in back in 1929. For decades the hotel held the rankings as one of the most finest hotels in the South.

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.

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 the detailed history of the hotel on a pdf file at

It was a joy meeting you, Nicky, and thank you for allowing me to take some photos of this wondeful historic site.

Irvin Cobb Apartments
600 Broadway St
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 443-4721

Shandies, Paducah, KY

Shandies, Paducah, KY
5 (100%) 3 votes

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 appetizer 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

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

202 Broadway St
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 442-2552

John’s PASS Carriage Service

Dec 18, 2017 - John's Pass Carriage at Christmas at Noble Park/
John’s PASS Carriage Service
5 (100%) 10 votes

PADUCAH, KY – John’s PASS Carriage Service provides horse and carriage rides and tours that begin at Carriage Corner on 2nd and Broadway by the Gazebo in historic Downtown Paducah.

Downtown changes bit around twilight becoming more beautiful and mysterious as the sun goes down. Taking a carriage ride at this magical time will allow you to see how the city lights cascade down off the buildings onto the brick laid streets and sidewalks. All this in concert with a light breeze from the Ohio River can make for the perfect romantic date.

Create a memory that will last a lifetime for you and your partner. And don’t forget to stop and get an ice cream from Curls & Cream, the recently opened eatery on Market House Square that’s all the rage.

20-Minute Tour: $10/person
Trip Around the Block: $5/person

Thursday & Friday, 4-9 PM; Saturday, Noon-9 PM; Sunday, 1-5 PM (March 1-November 1, weather permitting)

weddings, parades, private parties and special events

birthday parties, parades, daycare

John’s PASS Carriage Service
PO Box 511 South Fifth
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 243-4365

Below are just a few places you might see along the way.

Paducah Antique Mall

Nov 9, 2017 - Paducah Antique Mall, Broadway Main Street, downtown Paducah, KY/
Paducah Antique Mall
5 (100%) 1 vote

Paducall Antique Mall is a 7500 sq. ft space with over 40 vendors that offer collectibles, antiques, vintage and new items as well located at 407 Broadway Street in beautiful downtown Paducah, KY.

Monday – Friday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Paducah Antique Mall
407 Broadway St, Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 442-0035


Pocket Park Paducah – 5th & Broadway

April 8, 2017 - Pocket Park 5th & Broadway Paducah, KY/
Pocket Park Paducah – 5th & Broadway
5 (100%) 1 vote

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

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

Market Square ART Park is the most recent pocket park to open in June of  2016.

The new 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 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.

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.

Wallerstein Apartments Paducah – 3rd & Broadway

04.06.2017 - Wallerstein Apartments moving into former Jeremiahs Antique space Paducah - 3rd & Broadway/
Wallerstein Apartments Paducah – 3rd & Broadway
5 (100%) 1 vote

PADUCAH, KY – Wallerstein Apartments are currently under construction inside the former Jeremiah’s Antique Mall located at the corner of 3rd and Broadway Streets in downtown Paducah, KY.

There will be four units located on the 1st-floor with a  covered patio shared among tenants.

Hardwood floors
Original 15’+ Tin Ceilings
Full Size Kitchen and Tiled Bath
16′ by 14′ Bedroom Loft
Washer & Dryer Hookups

Wallerstein Apartments
229 Broadway Street
Paducah, KY 42001

Highwater Fresh Bar, Paducah, KY

Dec 16, 2017 - Highwater Fresh Bar with beautifully decorated with Christmas lights on Broadway Main Street downtown Paducah, KY/
Highwater Fresh Bar, Paducah, KY
5 (100%) 5 votes

PADUCAH, KY – Highwater Fresh Bar features signature juices, fresh fruit, salads and many other healthy choices located at the corner of 3rd and Broadway in Downtown Paducah, KY.

The name ‘Highwater’ represents a piece of local history when surveyors wrote ‘highwater’ at the highest watermark left behind from the flood of 1937. The original writing is displayed inside the eatery, a piece of local history etched forever in brick.

Businesses such as Highwater Fresh Bar are collectively bringing downtown Paducah back to its former Glory. That said, it would be a very kind gesture to stop in every now and then for a healthy bite to eat to help support this awesome locally owned business.

Highwater Fresh Bar
224 Broadway St, Paducah, KY 42001
SINCE April 6, 2017

Paducah’s Floodwall Murals

April 14, 2017 - Paducah Floodwall Mural at dusk night time/
Paducah’s Floodwall Murals
5 (100%) 3 votes

PADUCAH, KY – These beautiful, magical-3D murals, painted by muralists Dafford, Roe and others, turned a dull-grey concrete wall into one of the best art displays in the United States located along the Mighty Ohio River in one of America’s best small towns, Paducah, KY.

time-lapse video featuring Paducah’s floodwall murals

The murals span three city blocks in the heart of downtown. The actual floodwall is 12.5 miles long built after the flood of 1937.

The murals are flawlessly maintained that have bronze interpretive-panels at the foot of each painting that tell the history for that particular time.

Today the painted floodwall is Kentucky’s most popular tourist attraction located a few mile east of I-24 – a must see when passing through.

The IC 2-8-2  1518 Mikado steam locomotive that sits along the floodwall is the only one in existance today, donated by the City Of Paducah.

See incredible video of entire wall at
Follow Artist Herb Roe at
Follow Artist Robert Dafford at

Read about the floodwall timeline at