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YESTERYEAR: Prohibition in Evansville by Pat Sides

Amused witnesses watch in the background as Lettie Payne destroys bottles of alcoholic beverages at an unidentified site in Evansville after Prohibition went into...

Franklin Bowling Lanes by Pat Sides

This photo of the Franklin Bowling Lanes was shot in 1943, a few months after the business opened at 1801 West Franklin Street. Soldiers...

U. S. Post Office and Customs House by Pat Sides

One of the oldest buildings in downtown Evansville is the former U. S. Post Office and Customs House on NW Second Street. Completed in...

Americade Exposition by Pat Sides

Students arrive at the Evansville Coliseum on November 2, 1955, to visit the Americade Exposition, a four-day event sponsored by the National Association of...

The Evansville Store by Pat Sides

The Evansville Store opened its doors to eager shoppers on November 6, 1952, just in time for the holiday shopping season. Located at 318...

Pigeon Creek’s “Operation Houseboat” by Pat Sides

Since the late 1800s, houseboats and shacks began to appear along the banks of Pigeon Creek, from its mouth to at least Maryland Street....

Cherry Street Carnegie Library by Pat Sides

In early 1910, the West Side Business Association requested that the school board build two Carnegie libraries, one “somewhere in the West End” and...

YESTERYEAR: Hill’s Snappy Service BY Pat Sides

This small diner opened in 1941 at Main Street and Riverside Drive, not long before this photo was shot. It housed Hill’s Snappy Service...

YESTERYEAR: Evansville Museum by Pat Sides

The Evansville Museum was organized in 1904, housed in a mansion in Sunset Park that had been built about 1850. The old structure was...

Louisiana Street Baseball Park by Pat Sides

Soon after the first professional baseball league in the United States was organized in 1871, Evansville could boast of its own minor league team,...