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Rex Mundi High School

Rex Mundi High School
Rex Mundi High School

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a.k.a. Ivy Tech Community College

3501 N First Ave
Evansville, IN 47710

Quick Timeline

1958 Rex Mundi opens as Evansville's third Catholic high school
1972 School closes after dwindling attendence
Ivy Tech takes over facility offering classes in the fall
2004 Huge renovation completely changes building's appearance


East side of First Ave between Fairway Dr and Colonial Ave
Latitude: 38.0114137
Longitude: -87.5731802
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Rex Mundi opened in 1958 as Evansville's third Catholic high school. Construction began in 1957 Construction 1957 8/18/57ecp +pic

As attendance dwindled, the Catholic Diocese needed to close one of its high schools. Memorial and Mater Dei made the cut, but Rex Mundi, affected by Central moving to the north side, did not. The school graduated the last class and closed in 1972.

The diocese leased the building to Ivy Tech who moved in September 1972 and later sold it to the college.

A major rennovation in 2004 modernized the facility and changed the building's appearance.

See also

Evansville Courier and Press - Third Catholic High to be ready next year (8/18/1957)
Ivy Tech growth nears end (Evansville CourierPrss 11/17/2006) Schools / Education district

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