May 19, 2019
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Articles in: Historic Preservation

Susan L. Bloom and John M. Tallent
- 4 days 19 hours ago
D-Day — the invasion of France on the beaches of Normandy occurred on June 6, 1944, and was the largest amphibious warfare operation in the...
Trista Lutgring
- 5 days 21 hours ago
During the second week of April, Evansville welcomed historic preservation enthusiasts from all over the state for the 50th anniversary of the annual...
Stan Schmitt
- 6 weeks 3 days ago
Outside of the Children’s Room at Willard Library is a display case filled with egg ornaments; all are decades old. They are the work of former...
Elisa Gross
- 6 weeks 3 days ago
A mausoleum on the grounds of a cemetery isn’t the first place one would go to view an impressive piece of art, but that is exactly what can be...
Trista Lutgring
- 6 weeks 3 days ago
In some ways, the small building that stood at 801 E. Walnut Street was a shrine to the hubcaps sold at the business.  Opened in 1978 by Mekki...
Trista Lutgring and Elisa Gross
- 16 weeks 2 days ago
City charters and land purchases. War industry and shopping malls. River floods and plane crashes. In its more than 200-year history, Evansville has...
Melissa Roe
- 18 weeks 1 day ago
What started as a small manufacturing business turned into an iconic American image — the Ball mason jar. The Ball brothers — Edmund,...
Trista Lutgring
- 18 weeks 5 days ago
The adage “There’s no place like home” resonates strongly with Richard Needham. He no longer lives in Evansville, but the Hoosier...
Elisa Gross
- 24 weeks 4 days ago
When Dennis and Marcia Au purchased their Downtown Evansville home on Southeast Second Street in 1998, it was in complete disrepair. After extensive...
Melissa Roe
- 25 weeks 3 days ago
For those on the hunt for a good item to fill your home with a one-of-a-kind story, Salvage Candy is right up your street. Their inventory is...
Trista Lutgring
- 25 weeks 3 days ago
As the turkey and fixings are put away after Thanksgiving, many families dig straight into the Christmas spirit by purchasing one of the most festive...
Trista Lutgring
- 26 weeks 1 day ago
Each November brings about a time of remembrance for those who fought and served in the U.S. armed forces. Throughout Evansville’s cemeteries,...
Stan Schmitt
- 26 weeks 1 day ago
For years Thanksgiving Day has been linked with sports. In Evansville, that has not been an exception. On Nov. 11, 1911, the Courier reported “...
Evansville Living Staff
- 26 weeks 1 day ago
Stanley Madison, founder and chairman of the Lyles Station Historic Preservation Group, recently recieved recognition for his long dedication to the...
Elisa Gross
- 35 weeks 5 days ago
With the dropping temperatures and changing leaves over the next few months, something wicked this way comes — the second annual Haunted...
Trista Lutgring
- 36 weeks 3 days ago
North of Downtown Evansville, in what was once known as the area of Lamasco, Locust Hill Cemetery sits high along rolling hills next to Kratzville...
Paige Effinger
- 36 weeks 3 days ago
A common assumption about the Tri-State is most of our ancestors were of German and Irish descent. But before the Germans and the Irish settled here...
Stan Schmitt
- 36 weeks 3 days ago
In October 1928, Evansville was preparing to take to the air. The city already had agreed to purchase more than 200 acres around the Heerdink farm...
Paige Effinger
- 41 weeks 2 days ago
Walking in through the front doors of Fourth Street Accounting Solutions, you would not guess the office was home to an accounting firm. With natural...
Evansville Living Staff
- 43 weeks 3 days ago
From glaciation to a changing river bend, the topography, physiology, and geology in southwestern Indiana is rich to say the least. At surface level...