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Joe Cook by Pat Sides

In the 1920s and 1930s, entertainer Joe Cook was a household name, although his multi-faceted talent is now largely forgotten. Born in 1890 as...

Seventh and Main Streets by Pat Sides

This view of a construction project in the block south of Seventh and Main streets has been totally transformed since the photo was taken...

YESTERYEAR: L & N Depot

Yesteryear By Pat Sides This stately limestone building was a landmark on South Fulton Avenue for many decades. Built in 1902, the depot is seen...

YESTERYEAR-CEDAR HALL SCHOOL

YESTERYEAR-Cedar Hall School by Pat Sides The origins of Cedar Hall School can be traced back to 1892, when the imposing building with the soaring tower...

Agoga Tabernacle BY PAT SIDES

  The Agoga Tabernacle was located on the northeast corner of Fourth and Cherry streets from 1923 to 1967, when it was razed to make...

YESTERYEAR BY PAT SIDES: RIVERFRONT ICE GORGE OF 1936

RIVERFRONT ICE GORGE OF 1936 Submitted by PAT SIDES The Ohio River has overflowed its banks many times throughout Evansville’s history, with the worst episode occurring in...

YESTERYEAR BY PAT SIDES

SALMS CLOTHING STORE The northeast corner of Fourth and Main was home to the locally-owned Salm’s clothing store, which was still thriving when this photo...

YESTERYEAR: MAIN STREET CHRISTMAS BY PAT SIDES

In this image of Main Street from the early 1940s, the main hint that the country was engaged in a major war was the...

1939 Christmas Parade By Pat Sides

As 1939 drew to a close, hard economic time created by the decade-long Depression still lingered in the country. Locally, community activities such as...

SHANE UNIFORM COMPANY BY PAT SIDES

Women employees of Shane’s uniform department are pictured busily sewing uniforms in the company’s huge plant in 1946. Located on Maryland Street at Buchanan...