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Peerless Pottery

Peerless Pottery
Peerless Pottery

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a.k.a. National Pottery

915 N St Joseph Ave
Evansville, IN

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c1902 National Pottery built
1911 New building completed
c1940 Becomes Peerless Pottery
c1960 Old offices on St Joe torn down


East side of St Joe Avenue north of Maryland St
District: Independence
Latitude: 37.98647
Longitude: -87.600202
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national pottery founded 1902 (sketch in 1902 nov 16) a m weil president

renamed helfrich-national potteries c1911 (probably when helfrich becomes president) New addition with offices (just to north) built 1911 (or separate helfrich pottery?) old rickadonia park helfrich pottery? sanitary pottery? looks like helfrich and national were separate combined? national helfrich potteries 1922 1318 st joe 1922

peerless pottery by 1962 917 n st joe founded 1940

1946 photo building warehouses (maybe rebuild from fire?)

fire 5/16/1947 burned most shopbell section or old buildings?. planned to rebuild (not the main buildings still in 1952 photo unless photo dated wrong)

original buildings at 915 n st joe (where mcdonalds is) were leased to evansville equipment co warehouse c1951 and ballard transfer co clark foam products 1955-1960 (moved to hoosier cardinal) expanded 1960 to 915 n st joe clark foam products (since 1955) moves to hoosier cardinal site later expanded back into those buildings

1963 expanded south to maryland st (around gas station/behind liquor barn)

peerless pottery closed 1978 bought by bootz 1980 national pottery 1910 warehouse/factory s of tracks 915 n st joe 1328 st joe peerless pottery 1962 expanded n of tracks skinny building between tracks and bigger factory new offices at 917 n st joe rear bldgs still remain, old front portion was evansville equipment co wareshouse and ballard transfer co (now where McDonalds is)

See also Businesses / Commercial Independence district

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