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Yesteryear

Yesteryear: F. W. Cook Brewing Company

F. W. Cook Brewing Company By PAT SIDES When Frederick Washington Cook built his brewery in the 1850s, he needed space. Bounded by Seventh, Sycamore,...

Wabash Valley Motor Company

The Wabash Valley Motor Company moved to this new building at Eighth and Walnut streets in 1920, signaling a new direction in Evansville’s economy...

Parsons-Scoville Building BY PAT SIDES

When the Parsons & Scoville Building opened on January 1, 1908, an Evansville newspaper reported that 10,000 visitors attended the festivities, with coffee, sandwiches,...

Johann Funeral Home BY Pat Sides

YESTERYEAR BY PAT SIDES In this 1950s image, the white hearse hints at the original function of the buildings on Garfield stretching between Illinois and...

Stewart Udall Visits Evansville by Pat Sides

In this photo, which was autographed by Stewart Udall, the nation’s Secretary of the Interior is greeted by several women when he arrived at...

Joe Cook by Pat Sides

In the 1920s and 1930s, entertainer Joe Cook was a household name, although his multi-faceted talent is now largely forgotten. Born in 1890 as...

Seventh and Main Streets by Pat Sides

This view of a construction project in the block south of Seventh and Main streets has been totally transformed since the photo was taken...

YESTERYEAR: L & N Depot

Yesteryear By Pat Sides This stately limestone building was a landmark on South Fulton Avenue for many decades. Built in 1902, the depot is seen...

YESTERYEAR-CEDAR HALL SCHOOL

YESTERYEAR-Cedar Hall School by Pat Sides The origins of Cedar Hall School can be traced back to 1892, when the imposing building with the soaring tower...

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...