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Kuester’s Hardware Store

Fred Kuester’s first store, seen here at the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach, opened in 1937, in what was then a sparsely-developed part of...

YESTERYEAR: Peggy Mitchell Show

Peggy Mitchell was a well-known face to Tri-State children for twenty-five years, entertaining them on her show that aired weekdays on WEHT-Channel 25. The...

YESTERYEAR: The Tennessean Restaurant

The Tennessean restaurant, which opened at 313 Locust Street in 1949, became one of the most popular eateries in downtown Evansville. Both of the...

YESTERYEAR-Evansville Riverfront, 1913

This view of Evansville’s riverfront was probably photographed from the top of the Pagoda shelter house in Sunset Park, which had been built a...

Vulcan Plow Company

The Vulcan Plow Company, pictured here in the 1950s, was located at First and Ingle streets. The building was noteworthy for its metal statue...

YESTERYEAR: The Trocadero by Pat Sides

The Trocadero, built soon after the flood of 1937 receded, was located near Dade (now Ellis) Park in an area called “no man’s land.”...

YESTERYEAR-FRANKLIN THEATER

YESTERYEAR-FRANKLIN THEATER When movie houses began to open in the early twentieth-century, most of them were modest in size and sprinkled around various neighborhoods, unlike...

YESTERYEAR: JOE AARON

YESTERYEAR: JOE AARON By Pat Sides Evansville Courier columnist Joe Aaron was the guest of honor at a “roast” held at Das Kollker Haus restaurant on...

YESTERYEAR-THE BROWN DERBY

YESTERYEAR-THE BROWN DERBY Opening in the early 1930s, the popular Brown Derby was easy to recognize because of its distinctive “Brown Derby” sign on top...

Blount Plow Works by PAT SIDES

The Blount Plow Works was organized in 1867 in a small shop in downtown Evansville. The city’s economy and the population exploded in the aftermath...