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Articles in: Historic Preservation

Trista Lutgring
- 5 weeks 1 day ago
A Valley of Opportunity. Feel the Pride Come Alive. Go Forward with Evansville. Gateway to the South. e is for everyone. Over the course of...
Elisa Gross
- 8 weeks 6 days ago
Last year, the Evansville Museum of Art, History and Science led 427 unique museum tours across 200 field trips that reached 6,000 students, all of...
Mattie Miller as told to Elisa Gross
- 8 weeks 6 days ago
Mattie Miller grew up in Adams, Tennessee, and moved to Evansville when she married her husband William Miller in 1953. Her first teaching job was at...
Trista Lutgring
- 8 weeks 6 days ago
It was Dec. 19, 1944, when Pope Pius XII created the Diocese of Evansville, dedicating an area made up of 12 counties in southwestern Indiana...
Stan Schmitt
- 8 weeks 6 days ago
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. Susan B. Anthony, who authored the...
Trista Lutgring
- 8 weeks 6 days ago
Mark Stutsman has a thing for filing cabinets. When he sees them at picking spots and markets, he can’t help but examine and purchase them...
Dallas Carter
- 9 weeks 1 day ago
The Illiana Barn Sale in Princeton, Indiana, appears to be a simple flea market, but the antiques inside represent the lifelong passion of Rodney...
Philip Hooper
- 14 weeks 1 day ago
Zipping around in a two-seater sports car always is fun. It is more fun if it is with your first grade teacher — even more fun if she’s...
Elisa Gross, Dallas Carter, and Trista Lutgring
- 18 weeks 3 days ago
Bell-bottoms, disco, shag hair, and peace and love — the 1970s was a tumultuous decade with moments and events that have shaped the world...
Elisa Gross
- 19 weeks 1 day ago
While many parts of Evansville’s history are no longer visible, the new Evansville African American Heritage Trail is preserving prominent...
Elisa Gross
- 19 weeks 1 day 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
- 25 weeks 1 day 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
- 28 weeks 3 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
- 28 weeks 4 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
- 28 weeks 4 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
- 28 weeks 6 days 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
- 36 weeks 4 days 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
- 37 weeks 5 days 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
- 42 weeks 5 days 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
- 46 weeks 6 days 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...