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  1. North Main St View along the 700 block of North Main St

  2. North Main • Natural extension of Main St • Area platted as Sullivanstown • Growth centered around North Main • Infill between it and Lamasco • Street cars went up North Main St • North Main was a business corridor, manufacturing nearer Belt RR and Division St • North Side Business Men Association 1912 • Severed from Main St when Civic Center was built 1960s

  3. Schmitt Grocery • Built c1882 • Owned by family for years served as grocery and/or saloon • Later Schmittys Cafe • Jerraco Tavern ALSO SEE • OK Bakery (1920-1987) & Herrmann Bros (1886-1980) • Razed for Vectren • Blount Plow (1881-1970) • Now Buehler's IGA • Handy Furniture Co (1923) • later Holl & Korn • North Side Bank (1912) • also a theater

  4. Farmer's Dairy • Built 1921 • Designed by Alfred E Neucks in the Prairie style • Second story added 1923 • Becomes Koch Dairy Co 1928 • SEE ALSO • Capelle residence (c1891) • Evansville Coffin Co (1880-1953) – razed for bank • Walsh Baking Co (1905-2002) – Turoni's parking

  5. St. Paul Lutheran • Church founded 1887 with help of Emanuel Lutheran • Brick church built 1907 • Frank J Schlotter Gothic Revival • Original building later a school, 2nd school built behind church • Brick parish hall (rear) built 1926 • Rest of block and original building cleared for school c1950 • School addition c1970

  6. Brinker Drugs • H J Brinker builds drugstore c1896 • Remained drug store for decades • Meyer Drug c1922 • Keener Pharmacy c1930s • Nick-Nackery Place c1985

  7. Hose House No. 10 • Built 1889 • Oldest fire station building in town • Italianate designed by Frank J Schlotter • Originally had a tower • Fire station moved across street 1977 • Purple 1920s street signs on side of building SEE ALSO Wesley ME (1913) Meyers Market (c1890)

  8. Parke Memorial Presbyterian • 1889 church is built in Gothic Revival • 1922 addition in the rear • House catercorner served as parsonage donated by Bayard family

  9. Stinson Bros • Stinson Brothers opens new store • Built 1909 • 1931 Stinson brothers retire, renamed Goeke's SEE ALSO • Post office station A annex 1914 • 714 N Main built 1909 for Chas Miller,712 built as twin c1911

  10. Bauer Building • Rouscher & Miller dealer in choice and fancy groceries • Michael Bauer built c1897 • Next door c1930 • Turonis early 1980s • Evansville Police North Sector office • Mesker storefront • Jacobsville Join-In office

  11. Grusin's Dept Store • Department store opens 1938 • Art Deco designed by Edwin Berendes • Terra cotta front, buff with brown base • Corner entrance • Expanded c1950 • Grusin's closes 1984 • North Main Pawn • SEE ALSO • Calvary Assembly of God (1951) • Dilegge's (c1900)

  12. Overell building • E B Overell & Co grocery • Edmond B Overell building 1894 • Vacant for a few years until 1901 when Lindley dry goods occupied store • George C Vickery grocery • Blue Bunny store • Economy Super Store • Now Lucky Lady • Mesker storefront

  13. 400 N Main Block • Bosse Bros c1900 • Wholesale and retail market • Remodeled 1917 • Turnonis moved here c1980 • 416 N Main (c1890) • Peter Burnikel bakery, later Anton F White bicycle repair • Now cake supply • 422 N Main (c1880) • Weigand Saloon • Cameo cleaners, antique store, recently Abbey Rd Coffee • SEE ALSO • Shirley Todd / Knotty Pine (c1900-2015) • IBM building (c1950)

  14. Baker Ave School • Built 1871-2 for the North Main area (#5 in the city) • Additions • School No. 2 late 1880s • Virginia St School 1890s • Gym/auditorium 1922 • Closed 1973 as part of desegregation effort • Razed 1976 • Hopeland workshop built on site 1980, now SWIRCA Top - Baker School (buildings No. 2 and 3) looking from out the church Bottom – Gym awaiting demolition 1976

  15. St Lucas Evangelical • Built 1889 • Gothic style by architect Frank J Schlotter • St Lucas Hall built catercorner 1907, enlarged 1939 • Administration / education wing completed 1968 • Hall now Lucas Place offering housing to homeless families

  16. Fire Alarm Station • Hose House No. 4 built 1897, relocates from small building downtown to serve growing area • 1914 alarm station still stands • Moved 1962 out to Oak Hill • Torn down 1974

  17. QUESTIONS? Please consider joining the Vanderburgh County Historic Society (VCHS) More info at http://vchshistory.org Visit HistoricEvansville for more information and to check out images of the buildings on this tour http://historicevansville.com