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Yesteryear

209-215 N. Main Street by Pat Sides

Boasting a distinctive style and imposing size, this commercial building was a familiar sight on Evansville’s near north side for decades. Erected in 1920, the...

329 Main Street Building by Pat Sides

The tall building in the center has been a landmark since it opened as Citizens Bank in early 1916. The prominent structure was Evansville’s...

Tri-State Treasure: The World War One Dough Boy

Tri-State Treasure: The World War One Dough Boy JULY 6th, 2018 TOMMY MASON INDIANA The city of Evansville is home to numerous reminders of past...

Hadi the Camel By Pat Sides

Yesteryear: Hadi the Camel By Pat Sides Hadi, the first Camel to live at Mesker Park Zoo, poses on a grassy slope at the zoo...

YESTERYEAR: Old State National Bank by Pat Sides

The Old State National Bank, seen here in the early twentieth-century, was a downtown fixture for over a century. Located at 20 Main Street,...

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...