Whitehaven (HMVSO)

Location: Paducah, KY 42003 McCracken County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 3.02', W 88° 39.16'

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Side A
Main part of house, two~story brick structure, built in 1860s by Edward Anderson. Edward Atkins bought it in 1903 and had noted Paducah architect A.L. Lassiter transform Victorian farmhouse into Classical revival mansion. He added the Corinthian ~ columned front portico, and named house Whitehaven.

Side B
In 1908, Paducah Mayor James P. Smith bought and renamed home "Bide~A~Wee," Scottish adage for "Come Rest A While." Smith family members lived here until 1968. After mansion restored, it opened on June 23, 1983, as Whitehaven Tourist Welcome Center. Listed on the National Register of Historic Place in 1984.Presented by McCracken Co. Civic Beautification Board

Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1754
Year Placed1984
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 12:44am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 353043 N 4101733
Decimal Degrees37.05033333, -88.65266667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 3.02', W 88° 39.16'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 3' 1.20" N, 88° 39' 9.60" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1801-1849 Lone Oak Rd, Paducah KY 42003, US
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