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Smedley Yeiser Paducah

PADUCAH, KY – The Smedley Yeiser is a classical event venue that resides in a perfectly restored 1852 home located in the Lower Town Art District neighborhood in downtown Paducah, KY.

The Juniper Bar at the Smedley Yeiser features hand-crafted drinks and cocktails in a warm homelike setting.  The bar is open to the public Thursday through Saturday from 5pm to 10pm and 11am to 5pm on Sundays.

Smedley Yeiser Home
533 Madison St
Paducah, Kentucky 42001
+1 206-549-5816
Social: facebook.com/Smedley-Yeiser
Site: smedleyyeiser.com
Map: google.com/maps

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Erileigh’s Raven & Moth Paducah

PADUCAH, KY – Raven & Moth is a salon and boutique located inside the historic Smedley Yeiser home at 533 Madison Street in Lower Town Paducah, KY.

Owned by Hair Stylist Erileigh, Raven & Moth is a unique Lifestyle Boutique featuring custom cuts and hair coloring along with locally-made clothing, women’s Jewelry, art and more.

Erileigh mentioned that the, “Clothes come from all over that are either handmade or made out of organic material. A lady in Murray makes all of my silk pieces and they’re all made out of recycled-vintage Sarees from India.”

You can find woven clothing made by Lily Liu, a local artist and clothing designer right here in the Lower Town Arts District. You will see Belgian tapestry pillows and local artwork in the shop as well.

Most of the jewelry is made by Erileigh’s mother, Melanie, who is an expert in making beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces.

The shop is eclectic and rightly so being in Paducah’s Arts District. This is another quaint and locally owned gem so please give Raven & Moth a try the next time you need your hair done or want to check out the new local trends in clothing and jewelry.

It was such a pleasure meeting you, Erileigh, and I wanted to thank you for the interview.

HOURS
Tue – Fri: 10:00PM – 6:00PM
Sat: 10:00AM – 3:00PM
Sun & Mon: Closed

Raven & Moth
533 Madison St
Paducah, Kentucky 42001
Social: facebook.com/ravenandmothllc
Map: google.com/maps

 

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Market House Museum Downtown Paducah

PADUCAH, KY – The William Clark Market House Museum features local history in a 9th-century drugstore along with a gift shop located in historic downtown Paducah.

I took some pictures to show a few things that are in this magical building. There is so much more to see such as the antiquated fire truck and three other rooms I didn’t photograph at all.

Please support this local gem by visiting the next time you feel the need to explore the history of this wonderful town.

I wanted to thank the nicest lady ever that did the voiceover and showed me around. You have a great voice!

COST: $5.00

Museum in Paducah, Kentucky
121 Market House Square, Paducah, KY 42001
Phone: (270) 443-7759
markethousemuseum.com

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Paducah’s Broadway Street 2017 Highlights [music video]

PADUCAH, KY – Paducah’s Broadway Street was featured in this music video that consists of random photos taken during 2017. Broadway is lined with beautifully renovated buildings that sends you back in time hence the romantic attraction.

Paducah is a wonderful town with ties dating back to 1815 when it first settled. Today Broadway is the heart of downtown and is part of the Historic Main Street Program that now spans twenty blocks.

This twenty-block section of downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and deemed as Paducah’s official Historic District.

Like Broadway, Paducah’s Historic District is is filled with locally owned shops, eateries, apartments, boutique hotels with more to come.

Like its buildings, these businesses are one-of-a-kind gems, exclusive only to Paducah and part of what makes this town so special.

Paducah Main Street
300 S 5th St
Paducah, Kentucky 42003
(270) 444-8690
Site: paducahmainstreet.org
Social: facebook.com/PaducahMainStreet

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The Mellow Mushroom, Paducah, KY

PADUCAH, KY – The Mellow Mushroom is a pizza chain decorated with local art inside the former Coca Cola Bottling plant at the corner of Broadway Street and Lone Oak Road.

HOURS
Monday-Thursday (10:30 AM – 11:00 PM)
Friday-Saturday (10:30 AM – 12:00 AM)
Sunday (10:30 AM – 10:00 PM)

Mellow Mushroom
3121 Broadway St, Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 216-4050
menu: mellowmushroom.com/paducah
map: google.com/maps

 

 

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Cynthia’s Ristorante Downtown Paducah – Romantic

PADUCAH, KY – Cynthia’s Ristorante is an upscale, 12-table Italian restaurant located at 125 Market House Square housed in a romantic historic building in downtown Paducah, KY.

The menu has two sections labeled First Course and Second Course. The First Course includes salads and flatbreads ranging from $7.75 to $10.00.

The Second Course ranges from $22 for the Baked Spicy Rigatoni to $39 for the Bacon Wrapped AAA Prime Filet of Angus Beef.

Below is one of the many 5-star ratings received on Google Maps.

Michael R.
 ★★★★★
Everything about this place; the atmosphere, 
the service, and especially the food 
are all phenomenal.

Cynthia’s Ristorante – for a romantic evening!
Italian Restaurant
125 Market House Square, Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 443-3319
menu: cynthiasristorante.com/menu
map: google.com/maps

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Kirchhoff’s Bakery & Deli Paducah

PADUCAH, KY – Kirchhoff’s Bakery & Deli  is a local favorite featuring made-from-scratch bakery items and hand crafted sandwiches located on Market House Square in the heart of historic downtown, Paducah, KY.

Melanie helped me out during my visit and recommended the cherry danish treat that was simply delicious. Thanks Melanie and it was so nice talking with ya!

Kirchoff’s Bakery is collecting food and clothing this year for the Family Service Society. Please read the flyer below and please donate if you can.

Here is a suggested list what to donate (found at Kirchhoff’s Facebook Page.)

Kirchhoff’s Bakery & Deli first opened in 1873 by Franz Kirchhoff. The bakery closed for a stint but Louis Frank Kirchhoff, great-grandson of Franz, decided to carry on the family tradition by reopening the bakery in the fall of 1997.

The bakery still uses old family recipes along with high quality ingredients to make their artisan breads, sandwiches, pastries, soups and salads. The eatery is considered one of the best eateries in Paducah holding mostly five star ratings on their Facebook page.

Hours of Operation:
Deli: Monday – Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Bakery: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

◊ Kirchhoff’s Bakery is on the National Register Of Historic Places

Kirchhoff’s Deli & Bakery
114 Market House Square
Paducah, KY 42001
270.442.7117
facebook.com/kirchhoffs-bakerydeli

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Texaco Station Information Center, Paducah, KY [PHOTOS]

PADUCAH, KY – This former Texaco filling station houses LowerTown’s  Information Center at the corner of North 7th and Madison Streets in the Historic Arts District in downtown Paducah, KY.

Texaco Lowertown Visitors Center
402 N. 7th Street
Paducah, KY 42001
directions: google.com/maps

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River Discovery Center Museum, Paducah, KY

PADUCAH, KY – River Discovery Center is a history museum with a strong focus on the four rivers that meet in the region located at 117 S. Water Street in Paducah, KY.

The River Center is a private and non-profit organization in an historic building with an old faded out advertisement on the outside by Block Brothers Co. featuring Mail Pouch Chewing Tobacco.

PRICES:
Adults: $8.00
Seniors (60 and up) $7.00
Children (under age 12) $5.00
Call for Group Rates

HOURS:
Monday-Saturday 9:30am – 5:00pm
Sunday (April – November) 1:00-5:00 pm

River Discovery Center
117 S Water St, Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 575-9958
site: riverdiscoverycenter.org
directions: google.com/maps

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Finkel’s Fair Store, Paducah, KY

PADUCAH, KY – Finkel’s Fair Store opened in 1918 as was one of the biggest retail stores for its time located at the corner of Kentucky Ave. and Marine Way in downtown Paducah, KY.

The store closed in 1990 and was a house of God for the Free Spirit Biker Church until they outgrew the building and moved across town to Puryear Drive.

Read a wonderfully written article about the store’s history by someone that knows this store first hand at deralpaulk.wordpress.com

Finkels Fair Store
200 Kentucky Ave
Paducah, KY
directions: google.com/maps

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Paducah Freight House now Chamber Of Commerce

PADUCAH, KY – The Paducah Freight House is a historic railroad freight depot built in 1925 that’s now home to the Paducah Chamber Of Commerce and the Freight House Restaurant at 3rd and Washington in downtown Paducah, KY.

The Paducah Railroad Museum once resided on the second floor of the freight house but eventually moved next door. The building was home to the Chief Paduke Antique Mall for a stint as well.

Original markings still remain on the train depot that read (N.C. & St. L. Ry.) which stands for the Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis Railway Company founded in the late 1800s.

Today NC&StL, like many other small railroads, ended up becoming part of the CSX Transportation company through acquisitions and mergers. CSX continues using original NC&StL routes between Nashville, Chattanooga and Atlanta. (source Wikipedia)

In 1979, the Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis Railway Office and Freight House (Also known as Johnston-Backus Building or Paducah Freight House) was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The featured photo depicts the Chamber Of Commerce composed with a faded-in vintage photo of an ICRR Steam Engine with workers posing. The original photo of the men in front of the steam engine can be viewed at the Paducah Railroad Museum donated by Carolyn Roberts.

Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce
300 S. 3rd Street
Paducah, KY 42003
(270) 443-1746
site: paducahchamber.org
directions: google.com/maps

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Frenchtown Station, Paducah, KY

PADUCAH, KY – Frenchtown Station is a new antique and vintage retail shop nestled inside a 1930s Shell filling station building at Jefferson and 11th in Paducah, KY.

The old gas station is located in the midst of the 1836 French settlement, hence the name Frenchtown Station.

The original builder of the station was Ray Black, a local builder at the time who started his construction company in 1925. In the 1930s, Ray Black was contracted by Three Rivers Oil Corporation to build the Shell Station on Jefferson Street.

Ray’s building legacy lives on with his construction company, Ray Black & Sons, now managed by his Grandson, Chris Black and Great Grandson, David Black.

Ginny and Chris Hutson, owners of the building, recently contracted Ray Black & Sons to do the restorations.

Follow Frenchtown Station on the official Facebook page at: facebook.com/frenchtownstation

Frenchtown Station (opened July 27, 2017)
1102 Jefferson Street
Paducah, Kentucky
(270) 442-0082
facebook.com/frenchtownstation