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Articles in: Historic Preservation

Stan Schmitt
- 4 weeks 5 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
- 20 weeks 5 days 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
- 22 weeks 4 days 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
- 22 weeks 4 days 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
- 22 weeks 4 days ago
Small-batch craft distilleries and drinks with strong flavors are all the rage these days. Traditional American whiskies, especially rye, are...
Stan Schmitt
- 30 weeks 4 days 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
- 31 weeks 3 days 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...
Trista Lutgring
- 39 weeks 3 days ago
Traveling to Washington, D.C., from Southern Indiana is no small feat, especially when the 730-mile trek is in a tour bus. However, a September trip...
Kristen K. Tucker
- 39 weeks 4 days ago
Deoxyribonucleic acid, otherwise known as DNA — have you considered testing yours to discover your family story? I tested with AncestryDNA, the...
Trista Lutgring
- 47 weeks 6 days ago
Looking at the skyline of Evansville, one cannot miss the iconic clock tower of the Old Courthouse, 201 N.W. Fourth St. The structure — ...
Tom Ress
- 48 weeks 3 days ago
At 2:38 p.m. on March 17, 1960, Northwest Airlines Flight 710 departed Chicago’s Midway Airport with 57 passengers and six crew members aboard...
Cathy Powers
- 48 weeks 3 days ago
It was 25 years ago when Hollywood arrived in the Tri-State to film the movie, “A League of Their Own.” Directed by Penny Marshall, it...
Trista Lutgring and Emily Miles
- 1 year 5 weeks ago
The classic American barn — few images appeal so strongly to our collective conscious as the big red (or white) barn majestically rising from...
Carla Carlton
- 1 year 6 weeks ago
Up close, the rectangular ceramic tiles that wrap the exterior of the Muhammad Ali Center appear to be arranged in random abstract patterns. But from...
Stan Schmitt
- 1 year 6 weeks ago
For almost 100 years, land along Pigeon Creek below Maryland Street was the site for recreation and entertainment for Evansville. Over time, the site...
Emily Miles
- 1 year 10 weeks ago
Before Heritage Federal Credit Union was officially chartered in 1965, a few Alcoa Warrick Operations employees collected dollar bills from their...
Kristen K. Tucker
- 1 year 13 weeks ago
The Feb. 9 revelation to the world of Abraham Lincoln’s mallet kept hidden in Spencer County, Indiana, is a story of family friendships forged...
William Bartelt
- 1 year 13 weeks ago
 “ . . . While our brothers were away on the field of strife and the battle . . . raging, we trusted that the God of Washington would come...
Armon Siadat
- 1 year 18 weeks ago
The old Sterling Brewery site presently may be home to financial services company SS&C Technologies, but a piece of the building’s storied...
Stan Schmitt
- 1 year 21 weeks ago
They were known as the queens of the sky, and were the largest machines ever to fly. The rigid airships, called zeppelins, flying in the 1920s and...