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Lockyear Business College

Lockyear Business College


Lockyear Business College

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209 NW 5th St
Evansville, IN

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1911 School erects new building
1991 School closes
1993 Razed


District: Downtown
Latitude: 37.974245
Longitude: -87.571464
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Style: Classical Revival
Architect: Gilbert,F. Mason


Comments founded 1897 The new school building was ready for the Fall 1911 school year

Lockyear Business College closed in April 1991 after going bankrupt. The main building was later razed in 1993. The Lockyear Business College building on Northwest Fifth Street was a familiar sight in Downtown Evansville from its construction in 1911 to early 1994, when the vacant structure was razed. Originally named Columbian Business College when it opened in 1893 at Fourth and Main streets, the institution became known as Lockyear Business College after Melvin H. Lockyear became president four years later. Continuing growth led to the new building on Fifth Street, which was erected two years before the adjacent YMCA building. In 1975, Lockyear opened a branch in Indianapolis, but financial problems forced the college's closing in 1991, two years shy of the century mark. 8-11-68 +pic entrance 75th

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