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Telephone Building

Telephone Building


Telephone Building

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121 Sycamore St
Evansville, IN

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c1888 built
1930 Relocated
1938 Razed


District: Downtown
Latitude: 37.970961
Longitude: -87.574235
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Style: Romanesque

3 story brick


telephone bldg parapet reads "TELEPHONE BUILDING" Cumberland Telephone and Telegraph cumberland telephone company 213 upper 1st st now destroyed belonged to western union which began providing service in 1878, in 1889 cumberland telephone company moved into the territory first at 200 1/2 upper 1st and by 1890 121 sycamore ebooks courier special edition 1899 Evansville - Special Industrial Edition of the Courier - August 1899 behind acme hotel addition c1905 at 119 sycamore

later southern bell telephone company merged with indiana bell telephone company became indiana bell telephone

in use until 1930, relocated to new building at Fifth and Vine razed 1938


See also

Evansville Press - Razing of old Telephone Buildings begins Monday (3/18/1938) Businesses / Commercial Downtown district

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