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YESTERYEAR: Baynham Shoe Store by Pat Sides

Customers being fitted for new shoes in the Baynham store appear indifferent to Santa Claus, who is shopping for footwear himself in December 1937....

YESTERYEAR: DUCK SEASON

  This isn’t a prop, but a real gun that used to be commonly used in commercial waterfowl hunting. They were called “punt guns,” because...

YESTERYEAR BY PAT SIDES: White Swan Laundry

White Swan Laundry In December 1937, White Swan Laundry hired Santa to tout its delivery service as “a Christmas gift for her.” At four cents...

White Swan Laundry by Pat Sides

In December 1937, White Swan Laundry hired Santa to tout its delivery service as “a Christmas gift for her.” At four cents per pound...

The Community Center by Pat Sides

  Located at Eighth and Main Streets, this building was constructed in 1908 as a station for the Evansville and Terre Haute Railroad and later...

YESTERYEAR: The Trocadero by Pat Sides

The Trocadero, built soon after the flood of 1937 receded, was located near Dade (now Ellis) Park in an area called “no man’s land.”...

YESTERYEAR: Joe Larvo’s Restaurant By Pat Sides

In 1953, Joe Larvo opened his first restaurant after serving as chief steward and manager of the Evansville Country Club for several years. It...

Assumption Church by Pat Sides

  Less than two decades after Vanderburgh County was formed in 1818, Assumption Catholic Church was founded in downtown Evansville. The city experienced substantial growth...

Yesteryear: Mechanic Arts School By Pat Sides

In 1937, a committee of state and local officials recommended the construction of a vocational school in Evansville because of the shortage of skilled...

Fourth Street Market by Pat Sides

  For over a century, the widened blocks on Fourth Street between Chestnut and Locust were home to Evansville’s first municipal market. It was established...