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Historic Homes - Lowertown Arts District
Paducah Kentucky

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One of the many attractive old homes and gardens in
Paducah's Lowertown District

More AQS & Things to see & do in the Paducah area

- Paducah Visitor Attractions
- Dogwood Trail Celebration
- Paducah Floodwall Murals
- Grand Rivers, KY
- Iron Kettle Restaurant Fire

- Intro to Paducah Quilt Show
- More on Paducah Quilt Show
- Eleanor Burns Tent Show
- The Rotary Antique Quilt Show

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One of the interesting things to do in Paducah, between sessions of the Quilt Show is taking a guided walking tour of historic and disticntive homes and galleries in the Lowertown Arts District. In 2011 there were 11 private homes on the tour and 12 artisan galleries. The timing wasn't right for me to take the formal tour while Jo was at the AQS show, so I just did a self-guided tour around the neighborhood, getting some good execise and taking several pictures. Some of the homes pictured below were on the formal tour, but others were not open to the public nor on the organized tour.

Lowertown Arts & Historic District

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Randle House, now called Belle Louise, is an antebellum home that dates back to the civil war era. It was expanded in 1879.Aphrodite Gallery


This Queen Anne style house was built in 1900 and restored in 1990.

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A former neighborhood Texaco gas station now serves as a tourism office for the arts district and is headquarters for the walking tours.

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This historic house, The Dixie Rose, is now home
to the Dixie Leatherworks craftsmen


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This spacious corner house has a beautiful garden and has been well-cared for. Love the enclosed second floor sunroom.

Egg and I garden shop

The Garden of the Egg & I gallery shows a number of the unique and fun accessories for your garden offered by this specialty shop.

St. Francis DeSales and Irvin Cobb historic buildings
St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church (left) was built in 1899 and is on Paducah's list of historic structures. In the background is the former Irvin Cobb Hotel (1929). Designed around an Old English theme it was the area's premier hotel and ballroom for many years. It is now a retail and apartment compound.

The Mary Jane Paducah

The Mary Jane House dates back to the 1880s. It is on the Historic Homes Tour and also is host to the Desert West Candle Company which occupies a portion of the lower level. Its gallery is open to the general public.

During Quilt Week The Mary Jane offers two of its bedrooms for lease during Quilt Week. For more information go here.

quiltbulletHere's a listing of Lowertown Artists & Galleries

quiltbulletSee our Blog for more articles on Visiting Paducah

Links to things to see and do in Paducah and Western Kentucky

quiltbullet Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau
quiltbullet American Quilters Society Show Calendar
quiltbullet National Quilt Museum
quiltbullet Paducah Events Calendar
quiltbullet Lowertown Art and Music Festival
quiltbullet Grand Rivers Tourism Commission
quiltbullet Patti's Settlement, Grand Rivers
quiltbullet Badgett Playhouse
quiltbullet Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area
quiltbullet Western Kentucky Travel Planning Website
quiltbullet Motel, Hotel, Resort Accommodations

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