Paducah's Legendary Central Photo in Downtown Paducah


SEPT. 15th 10:07AM


±7500 SQ FT. UNDER ROOF ±60-
±3117 SQ FT. 2ND STORY 10 RM 2
GARAGE Triplex – 3 Businesses, +1 Building
on a downtown city lot. That’s the way it started
in 1897 – Pretty easy to describe. The business
level started out as 2 store fronts. The late
Curtis & Mary Hays started Central Photo in
1959 – at this location – shortly he purchased
the building and opened a middle wall walk
thru with 2 large show room (plus workshops,
dark room, breakroom and 2 restrooms. Plus,
storage and warehouse). The upstairs with its own front entry was apparently designed as a 9 room boarding
house/hotel with an upstairs office, 2 full baths with clawfoot tubs (a boiler room nearby). The young patrons would
tread up a majestic 22 step hardwood staircase with railings and banisters onto a ±44x8.5 Ft. hallway (with a large
skylight) to the nearby office. They chose from 1 to 2 room adjoining suites. 4 with their own sinks (2 are corner
sinks.) 2 had ±4x5 Ft. skylights, 2 had direct access to a full bath, others by the hallway. All rooms have 1 large
transom (16 transoms total) plus ±7 Ft. tall x 3 ft. wide 5 panel solid hardwood doors with original trim. Each had
screen doors that could be quickly attached for summer ventilation. Tall windows with hardwood trim throughout
with leaded glass front windows. The main floor still today with 2 store fronts has tube lite style entry doors and
large display windows. The ±12 Ft. ceilings still has its original tin ceiling tile. This level was rewired or upgraded
with new breaker system in 2001. There are two wide steel back exit warehouse doors, each side with access to
the back parking lot for 8 to 10 cars with alley access. Just across the alley is The Tilghman House parking lot.
Just down the street from Irvin Cobb Hotel and St. Francis De Sales Church. Terms of Auction: 15% deposit day
of Auction; Balance within 45 days – A 10% Buyer’s Premium will be added to the final bid as included in the
total contract price. Preview by calling 270-554-5212. Open house day of Auction beginning at 8:37AM.



Antique Cameras & Equipment: Korona Panoramic View
Camera (beautiful cherry wood) size 5x12, 7x17, or 8x20,
3 large antique wood studio camera – Century, Kodak,
and Folmer Graflex, Elwood Pattern Works Wood Enlarger/
Camera, Elwood Pattern Works Metal Enlarger/Camera,
Crown Graphic Graplex Camera, US Army Air Corp. Bell
& Howell Type #4 35mm Bomb Spotting Camera, Busch
Optical Pressman Camera, 4 c3 Argus Cameras with leather
cases 35mm, Seneca Uno Camera, 4 Size 9 Kodak Brownie
Box Cameras, Kodak Wood Tank Film Developer, Polaroid
Land Camera, Roy Rogers C20 Snapshot Camera, Kodak
Baby Brownie Camera with original box and instructions, 2
Old Kodak Precision Bellows Enlargers, Cine Kodak 8 Model
25 Movie Camera, Keystone Criterion Model A9 Vintage
Movie Camera
Modern Cameras & Accessories: DSLRs including
Canon, Minolta, Pentax, Sony, Nikon, Olympus, Canon
Powershot, Sony Cybershot, dozens of zoom lens, dozens
of PowerMaster Flash attachments & modules, dozens
of tripods, dark room equipment and supplies, every
accessory imaginable including light stands, reflectors,
lens caps, cables, shoe adaptors, Promaster Power grips,
screen covers, light stands, photo grade paoper, cases of
express mail tubes, complete camera repair shop, complete
professional dark room, 5 pairs of binoculars, camcorders,
tripod dolly, battery packs, new tripods in box, new camera
bags, adapters, lens hoods, video mics, filter kits, much
Collectibles, Support Equipment & Aid Tools: 2-6 Ft.
Glass show cases; 3 5ft. glass showcases; 60’s 20cent
Vendo HD56A drink machine-wood grain front; 50’s Philco
Black & White maple console TV-tubes light up; displays;
4 wheel work carts; Simpson Multimeter; Sencore TVYoke
and Flyback tester; B & K Model 465 CRT TV Picture
Tube Tester; hardware Cabinets Full; Spare Modine Natural
Gas hanging furnace; Magnifying work bench light; weller
Soldering Iron; 10 Ft. Wood step ladder; 20 Ft. American
extension ladder; old dial phones; castle films; 30 lb
tank Freon 12; +20 lb Freon 32; steel & wood cabinets;
old camera instruction books; computers; studio back
drops; Sony Power amp; Sony DVD-VHS Player; Omega
enlarger; Dozens of camcorders, used cameras; Vertex
Pocket Power; Kodak Carousel trays; office supplies; one
single pedestal desk; one two pedestal desk; large vintage
Sargent & Greenleaf Security Safe on Casters; Beseler Slide
duplicator; Nikon lens; Sony Reel to Reel AV-3600 Video
Recorder; chemicals; display stands; Sharpe and Royal cash
registers; METO Tagging gun; Kirby vacuum; 5 & 8 Ft. wood
stepladder; Audiovox Portable PA; 40 lb Package scale;
folding tables; Craftsman drill with bench press; much more
Furniture Grade Rough Sawed Lumber: Walnut, Cherry,
Maple • Maple 5/4-17 Layers on Skids 9 Ft. long 108”x48”
• Cherry 5/4-20 Layers on Skids 9 Ft. long 108”x48” •
Walnut 5/4-49 Layers on Skids 10 Ft. Long 120”x48” •
Walnut 2 ½ x8 1/2 -16 Layers 9 Ft. Long 108”-5 Pcs Per
Layer 80 Pcs. • Walnut 12 Pcs 4 ½x4 ½ 11 Ft. Long



1L +700 Board Feet

2L +900 Board Feet - 2" Walnut

3L +160 Board Feet- 4x4s Walnut

4L +1250 Board Feet- 5/4 Walnut

5L +550 Board Feet- 5/4 Cherry

6L +475 Board Feet- 5/4 Cherry

Over 4,000 Board Feet

Rough, Sawed Furniture Grade Lumber

Walnut, Cherry & Maple


**Attention: The Real Estate and the first 12 items - antique cameras, etc. will be offered live and online live simulcast.  Online bidders: to assure your success, place a maximum bid - otherwise participation in the live, online auction requires zero hesitation to be successful.  A nano-second could be too long.  The live Auctioneer is in control.  Once he or she says "Sold", that bid is final.  We are not responsible for missed bids.

Real Estate Terms: 15% deposit day of Auction. Balance due within 45 days. A 10% buyer premium will be added to the final bid and included in the total contract price.