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Main Street Renovation by Pat Sides

  WPA workers remove bricks near the intersection of Second and Main streets after streetcar tracks were taken out in 1939. Evansville’s transit system had...

Student Strike by Pat Sides

  The abrupt resignation of Central High School’s basketball coach, Glen Bretz, ignited a student walkout on April 5, 1947, that gained national attention. Although...

Salm’s, Inc. by Pat Sides

Salm’s was a leading retail fixture in Evansville for several decades. Established in 1907, it operated on the northeast corner of Fourth and Main...

1968 Presidential Election

  In October of 1968, one of the most contentious presidential campaigns in American history drew to a close. Senator Robert F. Kennedy had been...

Election of 1920 BY PAT SIDES

Braving a chilly wind, voters eagerly made their way to the polls in Evansville on November 2, 1920, including these happy women sporting the...

SIGECO ELECTRIC SUBSTATION BY PAT SIDES

For decades after it was established in 1852, the Evansville Gas Light Company began to illuminate residences, stores, factories, and other buildings, which spurred...

YESTERYEAR: Fulton Avenue By Pat Sides

Fulton Avenue of Yesteryear This view of Fulton Avenue, dated 1919, looks north towards West Franklin Street. Most of the buildings pictured are now gone,...

Fallout Shelters by Pat Sides

The Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States that developed after the Second World War peaked during the Cuban missile crisis...

209-215 N. Main Street by Pat Sides

Boasting a distinctive style and imposing size, this commercial building was a familiar sight on Evansville’s near north side for decades. Erected in 1920, the...

329 Main Street Building by Pat Sides

The tall building in the center has been a landmark since it opened as Citizens Bank in early 1916. The prominent structure was Evansville’s...