Historic Evansville

The definitive site for all things historic in Evansville

Hughes Building

Hughes Building


Hughes Building

View all images of Hughes Building

a.k.a. Eichel Block

Evansville, IN

Quick Timeline

1892 Built
1951 Building partially damaged by Economy fire, portion torn down
1984 razed


North corner of 3rd and main
District: Downtown
Latitude: 37.971337
Longitude: -87.572021
View map of nearby sites




built 1892 reused part of the old courthouse (razed 1891) foundation schultz opened store 1905 schultz cloak house (300), blackman & lunkenheimer (302), william hughes millinery & furnishing (304-6), max dejongs (308), smith & butterfield (310) [1900] blackman and hughes store 304-306 moved c1910 dejong 309 center section remodeled as dejongs c1930 (destroyed by fire) also eichel block/building first 2/5 called intermediate life bldg also cleveland life 1940s 2/3 razed ? possibly 51 fire? burned in fire 1951 bernard shultz dept store first 2/5 different facade schultz building burned down mar 15 1984 jaya article did original finally burn or replacement building? or different corner altogether?

See also Businesses / Commercial Downtown district

Research notes

+ Show research notes