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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

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


Area bounded by Morton, Franklin, Kentucky and RR
District: Manufacturing
Latitude: 37.97861
Longitude: -87.553386
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Architect: Clifford Shopbell & Co



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 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

See also Businesses / Commercial Manufacturing district

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