Mead Johnson Terminal

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As early as 1856, the federal government recognized Evansville’s significance as a transportation center by designating it an official Port of Entry. Evansville businessman E. Mead Johnson, Sr., bolstered this position when he built the shipping terminal on Ohio Street that bears his name. Dedicated in February 1931, the warehouse boasted 90,000 square feet and was the largest such structure on the Ohio River. This photo, taken soon after it opened, also shows the remnants of Sweezer Pond to the north of the terminal.

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