Paducah 1873 "Birds Eye View"

Paducah 1873 "Birds Eye View" (HMXKY)

Location: Paducah, KY 42001 McCracken County
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N 37° 5.308', W 88° 35.655'

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It was common practice in post-Civil War America for communities to be depicted in bird's-eye views showing buildings, people, animals boats, rivers, streams and railroad lines. This mural recreates an 1873 Bird's -Eye View Map of Paducah which now hangs in the market House Museum.

After surviving the Civil War with only minor damage, Paducah in 1873 was a prosperous and growing city. Much of the community's prosperity was due to its river and rail facilities, many of which are illustrated in this mural. By 1900, Paducah had grown to be one of the largest manufacturing and distributing centers in Kentucky and was classified as a 2nd class city.

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1. Court House
2. Male Seminary
3. County Jail
4. Public Schools
5. Hospital
6. Railroad Pres. Church
7. Hub & Spoke factory
8. Fort Anderson
9. Vaughn Tobacco Whrs.
10. Kay, Cobb & Co. Tobacco
11. Allard & Son Flour Mill Episcopal
12. Tobacco Manufactory
13. McKnight Planing Mill Church
14. Langstaff, Orm Planing & Sawmill Colored Church
15. Marine Ways
16. Linning & Jackson Factory
17. Rolling Mill
18. Phoenix Foundry
19. Furniture Factory
20. Episcopal Church
21. Baptist Church
22. Methodist Church
23. Christian Church
24. Presbyterian Church
25. Cumberland
26. Lutheran Church
27. Catholic Church
28. Jewish Synagogue
29. N. Methodist
30. Baptist Colored
31. Methodist
32. Market House
33. McCutchen House
34. Smedley House
35. Langstaff House
36. Bank
Placed ByRex Holland, Jr., Richard Holland and Mary Leigh Holland Stiff in memory of their parents, Dr. Rex and Jane C. Holland
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 1:14am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 358309 N 4105875
Decimal Degrees37.08846667, -88.59425000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 5.308', W 88° 35.655'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 5' 18.48" N, 88° 35' 39.30" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2613 N Water St, Paducah KY 42001, US
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