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Community Players by Pat Sides

  The Evansville Civic Theatre was founded in 1926 by Frances Golden, the youngest member of New Harmony’s celebrated Golden Troupe. Members were originally called...

Lamasco Bank  by Pat Sides

Fulton Avenue was one of the main thoroughfares in the historic district of Lamasco, which merged with Evansville in 1857. Although streetscapes have been...

Hitch’s Happy Harmonists by Pat Sides

In the early 1920s, Evansville resident Curt Hitch organized a popular jazz ensemble, Hitch’s Happy Harmonists, which entertained audiences throughout southern Indiana. The group frequently...

Walsh Baking Company by Pat Sides

When William P. Walsh built his baking company at 400 North Main Street in 1910, Evansville’s city directory listed thirty bakers and five wholesale...

Rosedale Theatre A by Pat Sides

The Rosedale Theatre was one of several neighborhood movie houses built in Evansville in the early twentieth century. It opened in early 1928 in...

Evansville State Hospital by Pat Sides

In 1883, Indiana lawmakers voted to fund a new facility in Evansville to treat mentally ill patients. An old, densely wooded farm on Newburgh...

Caze School by Pat Sides

School bells were ringing on South Green River Road long before that part of Evansville was annexed and developed residentially. This one-room school was erected...

Courthouse Annex by Pat Sides

The building on the left is the former Courthouse annex that once stood at Fourth and Vine streets, next to the old Vanderburgh County...

Marcia Yockey

  Most people remember Marcia Yockey as the zany, pony-tailed weather forecaster on local television, but her other skills included piloting a Piper Cub airplane. In...

Edd Roush by Pat Sides

Months after leading the Cincinnati Reds to victory over the Chicago White Sox in the controversial 1919 World Series, baseball legend Edd Roush was...