Yesteryear

THIS WEEK IN INDIANA HISTORY

July 5 - July 11 The Week in Indiana History 1863     The Civil War came to Indiana when over 2,000 Confederate soldiers under the command...

Yesteryear: Protestant Deaconess Hospital

Protestant Deaconess Hospital by Pat Sides A rapidly expanding population led to the founding of two hospitals in Evansville in the 1890s. The Daughters of Charity...

Yesteryear: 527 Main Street By Pat Sides

This imposing building stood at the corner of Sixth and Main streets for nine decades. In its earlier years, it housed Bacon’s department store...

YESTERYEAR: H. A. Woods Drug Company

H. A. Woods Drug Company by Pat Sides In 1916, H. A. (“Harry”) Woods opened his first drug store in Evansville at Seventh and Main...

Hill’s Snappy Service by Pat Sides

  This small diner opened in 1941 at Main Street and Riverside Drive, not long before this photo was shot. It housed Hill’s Snappy Service...

YESTERYEAR: 200 Block of SE Fourth Street

200 Block of SE Fourth Street by Pat Sides This block of buildings in the 200 block of SE Fourth Street disappeared years ago when...

YESTERYEAR: Relive USI’s 2010 National Championship

University of Southern Indiana Alumni Association and Athletics are pleased to announce that the 2010 NCAA Division II Baseball National Championship game between USI...

Four Freedoms Monument

Workers construct a section of the thirteen steps that would eventually lead to the Four Freedoms monument on Evansville’s riverfront, across the street from...

YESTERYEAR: Evansville Centennial Celebration

Yesteryear: Evansville Centennial Celebration by Pat Sides During the week of May 11-17, 1947, Evansville lavishly observed the centennial of its city charter. A packed...

YESTERYEAR: President Taft Visits Evansville

President Taft Visits Evansville by Pat Sides Evansville became an even busier hub of activity after April 6, 1917, when the United States formally entered the...

YESTERYEAR: AMERICAN THEATER

American Theater Yesteryear by Pat Sides The American Theater opened in 1915 at 626-628 Main Street, in the same block where the Victory Theater would open...

Evansville Country Club

Evansville Country Club by Pat Sides When the Evansville Country Club was organized by 143 members in 1900, the rural area had already witnessed much...

YESTERYEAR: Majestic Theater

Majestic Theater by Pat Sides When the old Igleheart Mill moved to First Avenue in 1904, the building it vacated at Fifth and Locust streets...

Yesteryear: Hotel Lincoln

Yesteryear: Hotel Lincoln by Pat Sides The Hotel Lincoln was one of Evansville’s finer downtown hotels in the first half of the twentieth century. Located...

YESTERYEAR: Rose Bowl Lane Fire

Rose Bowl Lane Fire by Pat Sides This photo appeared in an Evansville newspaper on August 8, 1966, capturing the drama during a fire at...

Yesteryear: East Side School

East Side School BY Pat Sides Members of the Evansville School Board gathered to break ground for the construction of a new school in 1949....

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: Mayor William Dress By Pat Sides

Evansville Mayor William Dress is pictured here with two unidentified Boy Scouts in the late 1940s. A native of Ohio, Dress moved to Evansville to...

YESTERYEAR: Louis Ruthenburg Evansville’s Leading Industrialist In The Mid-1900s

Louis Ruthenburg Evansville’s Leading Industrialist In The Mid-1900s Yesteryear by Pat Sides This special event, sponsored by the Evansville Chamber of Commerce in November 1941, celebrated the...

Yesteryear: Division and Main Streets

Division and Main Streets by Pat Sides In this 1982 photo, the old railroad tracks that once stretched down the center of Division Street are...