Paducah, Texas

21 Dec

The Crossroads of America

The county seat of Cottle county, Paducah sits squarely at the intersection of U.S. highways 70 and 83.  Here you will find on the town square the vacant and abndoned Cottle Hotel. 



Posted by on December 21, 2008 in Uncategorized


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11 responses to “Paducah, Texas

  1. burstmode

    December 21, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    It looks as if it was once thriving…

  2. kate

    December 21, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    The sky is ominous!

  3. wildstorm

    December 21, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Bursty, I had left a message with the chamber of commerce in Paducah for information on this hotel. Time has gone by and I have not heard anything. I am really interested in its history though and will persue its story. The locals will know. I think I need to take a drive to Paducah!

  4. Aafke

    December 21, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    Very evocative…

  5. Larry

    December 21, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    I have so been to Paducha so many times 🙂 you keep taking me back.

  6. wildstorm

    December 21, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Pastor Larry, do you have any info on this hotel?

  7. Larry

    December 23, 2008 at 6:07 am

    Gosh it has been so long ago but I think it was still open then. I will think about it but I doubt that 50 year old memories of a place that I went through will help much.

  8. Larry

    December 23, 2008 at 6:11 am

  9. Jeremy

    September 25, 2011 at 11:37 am

    I am 25 and grew up in paducah, the history of that hotel is kinda scattered but everyone who has been inside of it says it was an immaculate place. I have since become a real estate developer and have been trying to find information to buy the property and restore it. I hear that it is joint owned by a corporation and a elderly lady from Ft Worth.


    April 19, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    my mom worked there briefly, as a waitress, for L.B.& Marie Calloway when i was 6 or 7, maybe 8 pretty young ,they had the restaraunt there bottom floor ,from the double door space back to the left , if i remember correctly . it was called the ‘COFFEE SHOP”. it seemed pretty nice to me but i remember mom talking to dad about the kitchen drains stopping up and being in general disrepair. she said then it was a fire hazard ,but that was in the 60’s and its still standing. makes me homesick to look at the picture, still beautiful even in its state now. the building behind it ,”the V.F.W.?” is a grand old place too, they used to hold dances there. i grew up in Paducah. i am 55 now so my memory is not as sharp as it should be .

  11. Terrie

    October 25, 2013 at 9:25 am

    I have always hoped that someone would come and restore this building. Paducah is a small town, but all the people here are freindly. I do believe the people make the town. We welcome anyone who may want to visit. Love this picture and all the comments.


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