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YESTERYEAR: The Evansville Coffin Company

YESTERYEAR: The Evansville Coffin Company The Evansville Coffin Company was a fixture in the North Main Street commercial district for decades. Organized in 1881, the...

YESTERYEAR: BOY SCOUTS

Photographed at the Evansville riverfront in 1917, this Boy Scout troop represented B’nai Israel Temple. The young men had probably just finished marching in...

Evansville Fire Department Horses  by Pat Sides

On September 2, 1920, an era ended for Evansville’s firemen. It was an emotional occasion as the public gathered at Hose House No. 3...

Uncle Dudley by Pat Sides

Standing on the left is Chester (Chet) Behrman, carrying his familiar polka-dot lunch pail, with the young winner of the “Run for the Toys”...

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...

Stanley Hall School

As the city began to expand east, a new school was built in the newly-developing Bayard Park area in 1901 because of overcrowded schools...

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...

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...

YEASTERYEAR: Sterling Brewers, Inc.

Sterling Brewers, Inc. With the influx of German immigrants into Evansville in the nineteenth-century, beer production was a major industry throughout much of the city’s...

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...