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Blount Plow Works by PAT SIDES

The Blount Plow Works was organized in 1867 in a small shop in downtown Evansville. The city’s economy and the population exploded in the aftermath...

Orphan Asylum by Pat Sides

In the aftermath of the Civil War, Americans began to address the plight of the many orphans it produced. Elizabeth Sinzich, an Evansville resident,...

Igleheart Brothers, Inc. By Pat Sides

This view of the Igleheart Brothers plant is dated August 1951, soon after the massive grain storage elevators in the center of the photo...

Evansville Supply Company by Pat Sides

This view of Pennsylvania Street looks east towards First Avenue and Willard Park in the early 1960s. On the right is the Evansville Supply...

Yesteryear: F. W. Cook Brewing Company

F. W. Cook Brewing Company By PAT SIDES When Frederick Washington Cook built his brewery in the 1850s, he needed space. Bounded by Seventh, Sycamore,...

Wabash Valley Motor Company

The Wabash Valley Motor Company moved to this new building at Eighth and Walnut streets in 1920, signaling a new direction in Evansville’s economy...

Parsons-Scoville Building BY PAT SIDES

When the Parsons & Scoville Building opened on January 1, 1908, an Evansville newspaper reported that 10,000 visitors attended the festivities, with coffee, sandwiches,...

Johann Funeral Home BY Pat Sides

YESTERYEAR BY PAT SIDES In this 1950s image, the white hearse hints at the original function of the buildings on Garfield stretching between Illinois and...

Stewart Udall Visits Evansville by Pat Sides

In this photo, which was autographed by Stewart Udall, the nation’s Secretary of the Interior is greeted by several women when he arrived at...

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...