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Yesteryear

Agoga Tabernacle BY PAT SIDES

  The Agoga Tabernacle was located on the northeast corner of Fourth and Cherry streets from 1923 to 1967, when it was razed to make...

YESTERYEAR BY PAT SIDES: RIVERFRONT ICE GORGE OF 1936

RIVERFRONT ICE GORGE OF 1936 Submitted by PAT SIDES The Ohio River has overflowed its banks many times throughout Evansville’s history, with the worst episode occurring in...

YESTERYEAR BY PAT SIDES

SALMS CLOTHING STORE The northeast corner of Fourth and Main was home to the locally-owned Salm’s clothing store, which was still thriving when this photo...

YESTERYEAR: MAIN STREET CHRISTMAS BY PAT SIDES

In this image of Main Street from the early 1940s, the main hint that the country was engaged in a major war was the...

1939 Christmas Parade By Pat Sides

As 1939 drew to a close, hard economic time created by the decade-long Depression still lingered in the country. Locally, community activities such as...

SHANE UNIFORM COMPANY BY PAT SIDES

Women employees of Shane’s uniform department are pictured busily sewing uniforms in the company’s huge plant in 1946. Located on Maryland Street at Buchanan...

R & G Furniture Company by Pat Sides

This photograph, dated December 8, 1937, was one in a series recording Santa’s visits to various local retailers in the weeks before Christmas. The series...

Old City Hall and Police Department By Pat Sides

Old City Hall and Police Department By Pat Sides This view shows Third Street near its intersection with Walnut Street, looking northwest towards downtown, in...

Hadi Shrine Circus By Pat Sides

This image depicts the fourth annual Hadi Shrine Circus at the Coliseum in 1936, where a captivated crowd watches daring acrobats in action. The circus...

Southwestern Indiana Historical Society Program

Southwestern Indiana Historical Society program

Evansville Airport by Pat Sides

  Although smaller airfields existed in the Evansville area in the early twentieth century, the announcement in 1928 that a municipal airport would be built...

Columbia Theater by Pat Sides

This photo of the Columbia Theater at 717 North Fulton Avenue was taken in 1939, shortly after a major renovation of the structure was...

Evansville Public Museum by Pat Sides

  Founded in 1904, the Museum was housed in older buildings during the first several decades of its long history. The original location was an...

Main Street Renovation by Pat Sides

  WPA workers remove bricks near the intersection of Second and Main streets after streetcar tracks were taken out in 1939. Evansville’s transit system had...

Student Strike by Pat Sides

  The abrupt resignation of Central High School’s basketball coach, Glen Bretz, ignited a student walkout on April 5, 1947, that gained national attention. Although...

Salm’s, Inc. by Pat Sides

Salm’s was a leading retail fixture in Evansville for several decades. Established in 1907, it operated on the northeast corner of Fourth and Main...

1968 Presidential Election

  In October of 1968, one of the most contentious presidential campaigns in American history drew to a close. Senator Robert F. Kennedy had been...

Election of 1920 BY PAT SIDES

Braving a chilly wind, voters eagerly made their way to the polls in Evansville on November 2, 1920, including these happy women sporting the...

SIGECO ELECTRIC SUBSTATION BY PAT SIDES

For decades after it was established in 1852, the Evansville Gas Light Company began to illuminate residences, stores, factories, and other buildings, which spurred...

YESTERYEAR: Fulton Avenue By Pat Sides

Fulton Avenue of Yesteryear This view of Fulton Avenue, dated 1919, looks north towards West Franklin Street. Most of the buildings pictured are now gone,...