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Kuester’s Hardware Store

Fred Kuester’s first store, seen here at the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach, opened in 1937, in what was then a sparsely-developed part of...

YESTERYEAR-Evansville Riverfront, 1913

This view of Evansville’s riverfront was probably photographed from the top of the Pagoda shelter house in Sunset Park, which had been built a...

YESTERYEAR: The Tennessean Restaurant

The Tennessean restaurant, which opened at 313 Locust Street in 1949, became one of the most popular eateries in downtown Evansville. Both of the...

YESTERYEAR: Peggy Mitchell Show

Peggy Mitchell was a well-known face to Tri-State children for twenty-five years, entertaining them on her show that aired weekdays on WEHT-Channel 25. The...

Vulcan Plow Company

The Vulcan Plow Company, pictured here in the 1950s, was located at First and Ingle streets. The building was noteworthy for its metal statue...

YESTERYEAR-FRANKLIN THEATER

YESTERYEAR-FRANKLIN THEATER When movie houses began to open in the early twentieth-century, most of them were modest in size and sprinkled around various neighborhoods, unlike...

YESTERYEAR-MAIN STREET, 1949

YESTERYEAR-DOWNTOWN EVANSVILLE  STREET, 1949 Business boomed in Evansville in the post-war years, and Main Street was still the city’s most important commercial hub. This picture...

YESTERYEAR-Evansville Chrysler Plant

The high productivity of Evansville factory workers in World War II continued for years after the war’s end. On March 25, 1953, the city’s...

YESTERYEAR-THE BROWN DERBY

YESTERYEAR-THE BROWN DERBY Opening in the early 1930s, the popular Brown Derby was easy to recognize because of its distinctive “Brown Derby” sign on top...

YESTERYEAR: Evansville Museum Train

Pedestrians walking near the riverfront were surprised one day in early April of 1967 when they encountered an unusual event: a three-car train in...