Historic Evansville

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Evansville c1856

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This bird's-eye view is one of the earliest illustration of Evansville taken circa 1856. This view shows the Wabash and Erie Canal's effect on the growing city.

We are working on obtaining a research quality copy, but for now there is this screen shot or the zoomed in version.

Points of interest

Evansville & Crawfordsville RR Depot
fire station?
Assumption Catholic
Church on the Hill
Sherwood House
Locust Street Methodist Episcopal
St Paul Episcopal
Cumberland Presbyterian
Great Western Flouring Mill (Lamasco)
Trinity Lutheran (Lamasco)
First Baptist
Carpenter house
St John Evangelical
Holy Trinity Catholic
Vine Street Presbyterian
Old State National Bank
Marine Hospital (Lamasco)
Barnes Mansion
Morgan Manor
Pigeon Creek bridge
City graveyard
Canal School


The diamond in the middle right is the old cemetery. To the left of that is the canal and where it bends toward downtown. Just below the cemetery is the old Wheeler School or appropriately named at the time Canal School. The two prominent buildings on Riverside are the Barnes Mansion (left) and Morgan Manor (right)

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