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Gordon “Bish” Thompson By Pat Sides

Gordon “Bish” Thompson  Bish Thompson arrived in the city in 1943 to work for the Evansville Press.  A native of Tennessee, Thompson spent his first...

YESTERYEAR: Reitz High School By Pat Sides

These young, smiling women are students at Reitz High School on Evansville’s west side. They are posing on the large “R” that has been embedded...

Finke Furniture Company By Pat Sides

Finke’s Furniture was a major retailer in downtown Evansville during most of the nineteenth-century. Founded in 1902 by brothers L. B and C. E. Finke,...

Fred Geiger & Sons Company by Pat Sides

Although the horses and wagons are long gone, this building still stands at 401 NW Second Street, soon to be transformed into a restaurant...

YESTERYEAR: WHEELER SCHOOL

WHEELER SCHOOL BY PAT SIDES Wheeler School, seen here from the intersection of Fourth and Mulberry streets, was the first schoolhouse to be built in...

Evansville College Teapot by Pat Sides

Evansville College employee Elsie Johnson (left) offers student Sue Gilmour (right) a cup of tea as she sits in a gigantic teacup in the...

1501 West Franklin Street by Pat Sides

This familiar building has housed a variety of industries for well over a century. Armstrong Furniture Company originally occupied the site about 1874, and...

Mesker Amphitheatre By Pat Sides

The scaffolding in front of the entrance gate was used to install a sign identifying the new Mesker Amphitheatre in 1952. In the early 1930s,...

Hose House No. 8 by Pat Sides

Although this photo was shot in 1920, the building is still recognizable. Hose House No. 8 was erected at 913 West Columbia in 1878,...

Faultless Caster Company by Pat Sides

This photo of the Faultless Caster Company was probably taken shortly after the new three-story brick office building (left) was constructed in 1819, at...

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