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Montgomery Ward Building

Montgomery Ward Building

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a.k.a. Old Montgomery Ward Building

a.k.a. Salms

517-519 Main St
Evansville, IN

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c1880 building is erected
1933 Remodeled for Montgomery Ward


District: Downtown
Latitude: 37.972282210965
Longitude: -87.569226622581
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Style: Colonial Revival
Architect: Montgomery Ward Company



commercial vernacular 104 yr in 2008 = 1904 Meyer Candy Company salm bros [1922] salm's department store 1933 montg ward moves downtown clock installed 1930s to alert people waiting to catch streetcar abandoned 1959 first floor and mezzanine remodled by Gerling law firm 1981 first to take advantage of tax credits for rehabilitating historic structures next to alley

See also Businesses / Commercial Downtown district

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