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Articles in: Historic Preservation

Stan Schmitt
- 1 week 3 days ago
Usually referred to as the General Cigar Building, the four-story brick building at the corner of Second and Court streets serves as the home of...
Trista Lutgring & Elisa Gross
- 7 weeks 3 days ago
Religious buildings — among the most historic, architecturally distinguished, lavishly ornamented structures in a community — belong not...
Stan Schmitt
- 7 weeks 5 days ago
Few people on the elevated section of the Lloyd Expressway west of Pigeon Creek realize they are crossing a former lake. Fewer still know of the...
Elisa Gross
- 8 weeks 4 days ago
Jake and Janell Bessler believe it was fate that brought them to their Lincolnshire home. After moving into the house in July 2014, the couple found...
Trista Lutgring
- 12 weeks 4 days ago
 On an unusually warm day in late January, stepping into the Alhambra Theatre located in Haynie’s Corner Arts District is akin to stepping...
Trista Lutgring and Elisa Gross
- 12 weeks 6 days ago
Every city has its hidden spots — artifacts, historic landmarks, little-known events, and secret food items that make up the fabric of a...
Emily Miles
- 17 weeks 5 days ago
On the night of April 4, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy arrived in Indianapolis for a scheduled presidential primary campaign rally. But as he reached the...
Stan Schmitt
- 17 weeks 5 days ago
January 7, 2018, marked the 200th anniversary of the formation of Vanderburgh County. The creation of the county was the result of Warrick County...
Emily Miles
- 17 weeks 5 days ago
Three motorized dollies straddled the centerline of Newburgh’s Water Street one cloudy December morning. On top of the dolly rig was a series...
trista lutgring and elisa grosS
- 35 weeks 2 days ago
"Based on a true story” is quite the clichéd movie phrase these days, used to pique interest in the latest picture on the big...
Elisa Gross
- 35 weeks 4 days ago
To be a Hoosier is to know and love Abraham Lincoln, and residents of southern Indiana know better than anyone the impact the former president had on...
trista Lutgring
- 36 weeks 2 days ago
There was a gaping hole in the roof of the building sitting at the corner of Third Avenue and Columbia Street. Abandoned for many years and far from...
Stan Schmitt
- 36 weeks 2 days ago
In January 1924, as the new Bosse High School on the East Side opened, faculty members petitioned the school board to name the athletic field “...
Stan Schmitt
- 43 weeks 4 days ago
In northeast Evansville, more than 70,000 residents occupy what 19th century writers referred to as Evansville’s City of the Dead. The current...
Kristen K. Tucker
- 1 year 7 weeks ago
Evansville, Indiana, is a city that likes to dine out. We also like to reminisce about our favorite long-closed eateries. Get your taste buds ready...
Stan Schmitt
- 1 year 9 weeks ago
On Aug. 11, 1937, the Evansville Journal announced the Salt Pool had suddenly closed. Located on Buchanan Road at the base of Mount Auburn...
Kristen K. Tucker
- 1 year 9 weeks ago
I had visited Fredericksburg, Texas, before and vowed to return. The town of 10,829 just north of San Antonio and Austin has more than 400...
Michael Webster
- 1 year 9 weeks ago
Small-batch craft distilleries and drinks with strong flavors are all the rage these days. Traditional American whiskies, especially rye, are...
Stan Schmitt
- 1 year 17 weeks ago
Long lines, cramped seating, and screaming babies are common complaints for modern-day airline passengers. Things were quite different in the fall of...
Trista Lutgring and Nicole Neff
- 1 year 18 weeks ago
The complaints of residents saying there is nothing to do and nowhere to go have all but gone away. The almost audible groans of business owners...