Articles in: Historic Preservation

Riley Guerzini
- 6 weeks 5 days ago
Although Martin Luther King Jr. Day was yesterday, you can still celebrate the civil rights icon with a week of virtual learning events through the...
Dallas Carter
- 6 weeks 5 days ago
While the world said Happy New Year on Jan. 1, 2021, we also are saying happy birthday to the state of Indiana. It was 205 years ago when a seemingly...
Dallas Carter
- 7 weeks 3 days ago
Bundled up in coats, gloves, and scarfs, Evansvillians across the city may be grumbling about the cold chill that’s settled in River City in...
Dallas Carter
- 8 weeks 3 days ago
Evansville once had a mayor with an extravagant hobby. This photo from the University of Southern Indiana David L. Rice Library Archives showcases...
Dallas Carter
- 8 weeks 5 days ago
A fascinating city smack in the middle of the country, Evansville has an interesting person, place, and thing for every letter of the alphabet. The...
Dallas Carter
- 9 weeks 3 days ago
Haynie’s Corner Arts District always has been a cultural hub in Evansville. Home to several popular businesses and dining establishments over...
Dallas Carter
- 11 weeks 3 days ago
Tri-State families huddled around their TVs Dec. 14 for another week of Monday Night Football on ESPN. While the crowd watched the Cleveland Browns...
Dallas Carter
- 12 weeks 3 days ago
Main Street is one of many hopping places to be for shops, restaurants, and businesses in Evansville, but many residents will remember a time when...
Philip Hooper
- 15 weeks 6 days ago
If you’re a fan of Evansville’s Riverside Historic District and the old neighborhoods surrounding Downtown, your architectural gaze has...
Dallas Carter
- 15 weeks 6 days ago
Driving along Riverside Drive approaching Downtown Evansville, one enjoys stunning views. Now that scenery includes a 20-foot-tall T-Rex statue....
Trista Lutgring
- 15 weeks 6 days ago
In the late 1930s, Harlem postal worker Victor Hugo Green began a career as a travel agent and set about publishing a travel guide meant to help...
Trista Lutgring
- 15 weeks 6 days ago
The weather could not stop the P-47 Thunderbolt “Tarheel Hal” from coming home Oct. 17, 2020. It took off from Houston, Texas, traveled...
Trista Lutgring
- 15 weeks 6 days ago
A horse of every color beckoned local children to the first carousel that stood on the grounds of Mesker Park Zoo. Built in 1923, the attraction didn...
Elisa Gross
- 22 weeks 5 days ago
You could say Matt Garnett was made for the firefighting life. The Engine 14 captain for the Evansville Fire Department was born at Welborn Hospital...
Trista Lutgring
- 22 weeks 5 days ago
When Warrick County, Indiana, was formed in 1813, the county line stretched from as far east as Perry County all the way west to the Wabash River....
Stan Schmitt
- 22 weeks 5 days ago
Over the years there have been tales of ghosts, haunted places, unexplained lights, and other supernatural happenings in Evansville, but in 1877 an...
Trista Lutgring
- 22 weeks 5 days ago
Along the western edge of Oak Hill Cemetery in section C, Lot 118 holds a lone grave along with a monument of a woman reaching toward the heavens....
Dallas Carter
- 22 weeks 5 days ago
After receiving the Indiana Landmarks’ Efroymson Family Endangered Places Grant, the Downtown Evansville Community Development Corporation...
Trista Lutgring
- 32 weeks 2 days ago
On Oct. 31, 1942, Evansville’s shipyard rolled out its first landing ship, tank, otherwise known as the LST. These compact but maneuverable...
Trista Lutgring
- 32 weeks 2 days ago
The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Coliseum has stood at the end of Third Street across from the Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse since 1917. The...