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Orr Iron Company

Orr Iron Company


Orr Iron Company

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a.k.a. Shelby Steel-Orr Iron

a.k.a. Orr Building

1100 Pennsylvania St, originally 17-25 E Pennsylvania St
Evansville, IN

Quick Timeline

1913 Building is erected
2007 Vacated and purchased by federal government
2008 Torn down to expand Lloyd Expressway


Southwest corner of Pennsylvannia St and Walker
District: Evansville
Latitude: 37.977639925708
Longitude: -87.580341696739
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Style: Other
Architect: Brubaker, Stern, & Boyle



company founded 1835, erected 1913 By 1925 it was used as a warehouse supplier of automobile parts Spared when the Lloyd was built but very cramped 1991 small business incubator

Once the interchange at Fulton and the Lloyd got the green light, the building met its fate. The Orr Building was too close to the intersection and plans called for demolition. The lintel over the door and cornerstone were removed to be reused in the clocktower? at USI. It was razed overnight on June 24, 2008

See also

Demolition article (Courier)
Time lapse video of demolition (Fox 7) Businesses / Commercial Evansville district

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