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Articles in: Historic Preservation

Elisa Gross
- 40 weeks 2 days ago
While many parts of Evansville’s history are no longer visible, the new Evansville African American Heritage Trail is preserving prominent...
Elisa Gross
- 40 weeks 2 days ago
David Abell was a car guy, period. His daughters Julie Abell, Amy Winchester, and Ginger Bushur remember their father’s love of Chevys, going...
Trista Lutgring
- 46 weeks 2 days ago
Look at the skyline of Evansville and you can’t miss the goliath that is the Fifth and Main building. Towering over Downtown at 248 feet (18...
Trista Lutgring
- 49 weeks 5 days ago
It was a coincidence that Scott Schoenike found an old postcard of the Victory Theatre on eBay. The original postcard showed him exactly what he had...
Elisa Gross
- 49 weeks 5 days ago
There has long been speculation about what was stored in the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) room of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Now, the...
Stan Schmitt
- 49 weeks 5 days ago
History states that Hannah and Lt. George W. Jacobs arrived in the city of Evansville in 1818, after embarking on a flatboat down the Ohio River from...
Elisa Gross
- 50 weeks 9 hours ago
On Dec. 14, more than 1,600 cemeteries across all 50 U.S. states will take part in wreath-laying ceremonies through Wreaths Across America,...
Trista Lutgring
- 1 year 5 weeks ago
A package deal — when Jill and Tony Hall inquired about the identical homes along East Blackford Avenue in Haynie’s Corner that were for...
Claire Eagle
- 1 year 6 weeks ago
On Oct. 10, 1979, hundreds gathered on the grounds of the brand new Atheneum in New Harmony, Indiana. In attendance were architect Richard Meier, Lt...
Addison Paul
- 1 year 11 weeks ago
In its more than 200-year history, Evansville has seen various businesses come, go, revamp, start over, and thrive. The R&G Furniture Store...
Stan Schmitt
- 1 year 15 weeks ago
On May 23, 1969, civic and government leaders gathered to dedicate the new Civic Center complex. More than 50 years since that date, the importance...
Trista Lutgring
- 1 year 15 weeks ago
Selling historic homes in Evansville is a far cry from working in computer science — but for Lucas Neuffer, it has been the perfect career path...
Trista Lutgring
- 1 year 22 weeks ago
The collection of historic and vintage Evansville items owned by duo Mark Smith and Eric Schneider has been built by perusing yard sales, auctions,...
Susan L. Bloom and John M. Tallent
- 1 year 23 weeks 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
- 1 year 23 weeks 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
- 1 year 28 weeks 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
- 1 year 28 weeks 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
- 1 year 28 weeks 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
- 1 year 38 weeks 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
- 1 year 40 weeks ago
What started as a small manufacturing business turned into an iconic American image — the Ball mason jar. The Ball brothers — Edmund,...