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Yesteryear

Aviation Show

  Less than a decade after brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright flew the first gasoline-powered “aeroplane” in North Carolina, Evansville hosted its first aviation meet...

Arthur Murray Dance Studio by Pat Sides

Pictured here in circa 1965, the Arthur Murray Dance Studio occupied the upper section of this building at 26-32 Main Street. The DeVry School...

Salt Pool by Pat Sides

Located on an old salt well, Fritzlar Mineral Springs opened in 1894 after Dr. William Cluthe, a prominent physician, acquired the property. It was...

Buckskin Drum And Bugle Corps By Pat Sides

As soon as the United States entered the First World War on April 6, 1917, virtually the entire population of Evansville began to mobilize....

Community Players by Pat Sides

  The Evansville Civic Theatre was founded in 1926 by Frances Golden, the youngest member of New Harmony’s celebrated Golden Troupe. Members were originally called...

Lamasco Bank  by Pat Sides

Fulton Avenue was one of the main thoroughfares in the historic district of Lamasco, which merged with Evansville in 1857. Although streetscapes have been...

Hitch’s Happy Harmonists by Pat Sides

In the early 1920s, Evansville resident Curt Hitch organized a popular jazz ensemble, Hitch’s Happy Harmonists, which entertained audiences throughout southern Indiana. The group frequently...

Walsh Baking Company by Pat Sides

When William P. Walsh built his baking company at 400 North Main Street in 1910, Evansville’s city directory listed thirty bakers and five wholesale...

Rosedale Theatre A by Pat Sides

The Rosedale Theatre was one of several neighborhood movie houses built in Evansville in the early twentieth century. It opened in early 1928 in...

Evansville State Hospital by Pat Sides

In 1883, Indiana lawmakers voted to fund a new facility in Evansville to treat mentally ill patients. An old, densely wooded farm on Newburgh...

Caze School by Pat Sides

School bells were ringing on South Green River Road long before that part of Evansville was annexed and developed residentially. This one-room school was erected...

Courthouse Annex by Pat Sides

The building on the left is the former Courthouse annex that once stood at Fourth and Vine streets, next to the old Vanderburgh County...

Marcia Yockey

  Most people remember Marcia Yockey as the zany, pony-tailed weather forecaster on local television, but her other skills included piloting a Piper Cub airplane. In...

Edd Roush by Pat Sides

Months after leading the Cincinnati Reds to victory over the Chicago White Sox in the controversial 1919 World Series, baseball legend Edd Roush was...

Libs Candies Inc. by Pat Sides

Thanksgiving week in 1950 ushered in temperatures that dipped below zero, but that did not deter early Christmas shoppers from venturing downtown. Libs Candies...

YESTERYEAR: James Bethel Gresham Memorial Home by Pat Side

Alice Gresham Dodd, the mother of Corporal James Bethel Gresham, and her husband stand outside of their new home with a Belgian banker who...

Evansville National Guard Armory BY PAT SIDES

February 1938 brought the announcement that construction on a new National Guard Armory would begin in Evansville. Progress is evident in this view, as...

YESTERYEAR: Columbia School BY Pat Sides

  Built in 1874-1875, Columbia School stood on the north side of Columbia Street near First Avenue for over a century. It was one of the...

Yesteryear: Early Postal Service by Pat Sides

A postman pauses for the camera on an unidentified street in Evansville. Judging by the style of his uniform, as well as the unpaved...

Kratz Calliope Factory By Pat Sides

Evansville’s position on the banks of the Ohio River helped to transform a small river town into a major manufacturing city by the end...