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Yesteryear

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...

United Hebrew Institute by Pat Sides

In the early twentieth century, the Evansville city directory listed three Jewish congregations. One was the Adath Israel congregation, which had built a new...

YESTERYEAR: Holy Trinity Church

Yesteryear by Pat Sides This view of downtown Evansville, looking towards the intersection of Vine and Third streets, is one of the earliest known images...

1937 Flood by Pat Sides

January 1937 The drought and record heat in the summer of 1936 claimed thousands of lives across the nation, but the fall and early winter...

Hodgini School of Dance

The photo of these budding ballerinas was probably taken soon after the Hodgini School of Dance opened in 1953 in the first block of...

Haynie’s Corner Fire by Pat Sides

  A crowd gathered in front of the remains of a devastating fire at Haynie’s Corner, which broke out early in the morning of March...

YESTERYEAR: Early Telephone System by Pat Sides

In 1878, the first two telephones appeared in Evansville. One was located at the Western Union Telegraph office, and the other at the St....

“Toy Town” at Sears By Pat Sides

“Toy Town” was always a hectic place during the Christmas shopping season at the Sears store in downtown Evansville. In this late 1950s image,...

Target Practice

    German soldiers practice their marksmanship at the Karshorter Racecourse, Berlin, in 1935. Cavalry soldiers of the era would condition their horses to the stimulus...

YESTERYEAR: Baynham Shoe Store by Pat Sides

Customers being fitted for new shoes in the Baynham store appear indifferent to Santa Claus, who is shopping for footwear himself in December 1937....