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C & E I Railway Depot

C & E I Railway Depot


C & E I Railway Depot

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a.k.a. USO Club

a.k.a. Community Center

SE 8th St
Evansville, IN

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1907 Station is built
1943 USO Club
1965 Razed for the Civic Center


East corner 8th St and Main St
District: Downtown
Latitude: 37.973542387412
Longitude: -87.566421031952
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Style: Grecian Ionic
Architect: Burnham, Daniel (Chicago?)



USO headquarters, community center, currently EVSC school corp offices Replaced E & TH railroad Union Station modern english baroque L&N takes over C&EI just before WWII 1930s, operations consolidated to fulton ave ford sales agency 1943 USO Club for white soldiers ceased operation in 1946 interested citizens (along with city rec dept) established com center community center (previously in wpa facilities old cresent furniture factory 1st & franklin) after war its four Green River limestone columns were salvaged and dumped out near the waterworks but were later used in the four freedoms monument 1976 bicentennial saving columns razed july 1965 for civic center

See also

wreckers hope to spare centers front columns 6/14/66
Column savers see 2 problems 6/18/66 Other
Transportation:Rail Downtown district

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