Yesteryear

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YESTERYEAR: Hose House #15 by PAT SIDES For Willard Library  In the decade after 1900, the area surrounding Bayard Park was developed into a neighborhood of...

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North Side Bank and Theater by Pat Sides of Willard Library Constructed in 1913 at 100 North Main Street, this building has served as a financial...

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On September 2, 1920, an era ended for Evansville’s firemen. It was an emotional occasion as the public gathered at Hose House No. 3...

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YESTERYEAR: Joe Aaron By Pat Sides Evansville Courier columnist Joe Aaron was the guest of honor at a “roast” held at Das Kollker Haus restaurant...

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Standing on the left is Chester (Chet) Behrman, carrying his familiar polka-dot lunch pail, with the young winner of the “Run for the Toys”...

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Yesteryear: Sears Building by Pat Sides The stately red brick building at Fourth and Sycamore streets, pictured here in the early 1960s, has been a...

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YESTERYEAR: Evansville Red Cross Chapter by Pat Sides In 1952, the Evansville Red Cross chapter organized an emergency committee of civic leaders to oversee a...

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YESTERYEAR: Helfrich Park by Pat Sides At the urging of the West Side Nut Club, the city purchased a large tract of land for recreational...

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This photo was taken in late 1959, when the Carlton Theater at 216 Main Street was about to be razed to make room for...

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YESTERYEAR: Reitz Bowl Circus by Pat Sides Since it was built in the early 1920s, Reitz Bowl has hosted a variety of activities besides football...

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Olus “Tex” Justus entertained Tri-Staters for more than three decades as host of “T. J. Time,” a morning program featuring “old time” country music...

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YESTERYEAR: Peerless Laundry by Pat Sides The photograph was taken shortly after Peerless Laundry’s expanding business relocated from Main Street to a new facility at...

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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...

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Established in 1899, B. J. Shetler began his young company with two teams of horses and wagons, which traveled as far as Princeton and...

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Winter of 1917-1918 This view of Southeast Second Street was photographed from Main Street, across the street from the Strouse & Bros. store, in...

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YESTERYEAR: ORR IRON COMPANY BY PAT SIDES, Archivist of Willard Library  Orr Iron Company employees gathered outside of their building in 1949 after a fire safety...

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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...

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YESTERYEAR: Liederkranz Maennerchor Building Since it was erected in 1912, the building at 302 Market Street, pictured here in 1950, has housed a variety of...

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Photographed at the Evansville riverfront in 1917, this Boy Scout troop represented B’nai Israel Temple. The young men had probably just finished marching in...

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Bud’s Service Station was located at 1 Jefferson Avenue, where the street intersects with SE Second, a block south of the Alhambra Theater in...