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.
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 the detailed history of the hotel on a pdf file at npgallery.nps.gov.
It was a joy meeting you, Nicky, and thank you for allowing me to take some photos of this wondeful historic site.