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Yesteryear

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,...

Fallout Shelters by Pat Sides

The Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States that developed after the Second World War peaked during the Cuban missile crisis...

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...