Historic Evansville

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201 NW 4th St
Evansville, IN

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1890 Building completed
1969 Government moves out of buildings and new mgmt (conrad baker foundation)
1990 cupola flagpole is repaired


Block bounded by 4th St, Court St, 5th St, and Vine St
District: Downtown
Latitude: 37.973948345687
Longitude: -87.572246789932
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Style: French, Neo-Baroque / Other
Architect: Wolters,Henry



Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse 1873 land purchased, 1886 plans in place, contract landed 1887 built to replace old courthouse that was too small accomodate expanding community Union block (adjacent to Union Brewery) 4th division (later court), fifth and vine site of turnaround basin for wabash and eerie canal 5th and vine was the abandoned union brewery (hq of evansville medical college) corner stone laid nov 27 1888 included on 1888 map 1887-9 built at a cost of almost $400,000 abandoned in 1969 as moved to civic center conrad baker foundation (now Old Courthouse Preservation Society) formed to preserve and restore the building terminal basin of the erie canal between 4th and 5th nw of vine part of the old pioneer graveyard was on this block and remains had do be dug up and moved to other cemeteries dedication

See also Government / Civic Downtown district

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