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Hercules Buggy Co

Hercules Buggy Co
Hercules Buggy Co

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a.k.a. Servel

119 N Morton
Evansville, IN

Quick Timeline

1902 Factory is built
1906 remodel
1914 remodel, Morton Ave Offices added
1926 Reorganized as Servel

Location

Area bounded by Morton, Franklin, Kentucky and RR
District: Manufacturing
Latitude: 37.97861
Longitude: -87.553386
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Architecture

Architect: Clifford Shopbell & Co


History


Comments

hercules buggy company formerly brighton buggy works of cincinnati moved to evv in 1902 new factory on morton just north of division [1922] hercules corporation morton between indiana and illinois 1925 becomes servel http://www.willard.lib.in.us/assets/photos/large/16_servel150.jpg 119 n morton clifford shopbell & co Whirlpool plant #7 offices on morton built >1910 <1962 building along s side franklin built >1910 <1962 tall building along tracks (closer to ky) built >1910 <1962 hercules buggy co / servel 119 n morton st 1902/1906/1914 (clifford shopbell & co architect)

much expanded by 1918 large foundry (big building with Hercules on it) was built >1910 <1918

1947 servel built large bldg (and probably office) n side of Franklin e of rr

went bankrupt and stopped manufacturing 1957 sold properties to bendix westinghouse, arkla, whirlpool and goodwill servel out of business 1957/1967 http://www.mortonavewarehouse.com/index.html


See also

HistoricEvansville.com: Businesses / Commercial
HistoricEvansville.com: Manufacturing district

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