No trip downtown with camera in hand would be complete without pictures of the floodwall. In 1996 the City of Paducah commissioned Robert Dafford and his team of muralists to capture Paducah's rich history in paintings. Currently there are 54 completed. The pictures do not do them justice.
Irving Cobb, author, humorist and columnist and our own Veep Alben Barkley (Vice President to Harry S. Truman 1949-1953) are depicted in this one.
Look how these three are all one picture. How our city looked in the early 1900's.
I love living where I do. Of course I do live in the country (20 miles from the city of Paducah) and would never have it any other way. But, if I were single and/or didn't love my horses and open land like I do I would love to live downtown. There are so many charming apartments and houses. Most in part to the Artist Relocation program that I mentioned yesterday.
Next post will be some of those charming houses.