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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,...

Victory Theater by Pat Sides

The Victory Theater was not the first in Evansville, but it is approaching the centennial of its opening, which occurred on July 16, 1921,...

YESTERYEAR: Tri-State Calf Show by Pat Sides

In this photo, Bill Burns poses next to his entry in the 14th annual Tri-State Calf Show, which was held at the Evansville Union...

YESTERYEAR: Crescent Furniture Company By Pat Sides

When this building was razed in 1968, after standing for nearly a century, a small strip mall replaced it, drastically altering the appearance of...

Woodlawn Theater By Pat Sides

Woodlawn Theater Following a national trend, several “moving picture houses” opened in Evansville in the early twentieth century. The largest, such as the Victory Theater...

Yesteryear: Vendome Hotel

Vendome Hotel by Patrica Sides For decades, the Vendome Hotel reigned as one of the most luxurious hotels in downtown Evansville. When built in 1890,...

YESTERYEAR: Servel, Inc. by Pat Sides

YESTERYEAR: Servel, Inc. by Pat Sides When the Second World War ended, Servel’s swift conversion to peacetime production created unparalleled economic growth in Evansville. By...

YESTERYEAR: National City Bank by Pat Sides

These happy National City Bank employees “ride” a tram that disguises some of the construction work behind the main office building at 227-229 Main...

Kroger Company by Pat Sides

  In late January 1950, large newspaper advertisements announced the opening of a new Kroger supermarket at 300 North Main Street, the third Kroger store...