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Klein Residence (316 N Wabash)

Klein Residence (316 N Wabash)
Klein Residence (316 N Wabash)

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a.k.a. Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE)

316 N Wabash Ave, originally 516 Wabash Ave
Evansville, IN 47712

Quick Timeline

1892-3 House is built
1943 Serves as rest home
1975 Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity (USI) moves in


Southwest corner of Wabash Ave and Michigan St
District: Independence
Latitude: 37.98126155
Longitude: -87.59412289
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Style: Queen Anne



Anthony J Klein (1855-1903) was one of the early residents of this section of Wabash Avenue. In June 1892, he took out a building permit to erect a $4000, two-story brick residence on lots thirteen to sixteen in Block Seventy of the Lamasco City plat. By 1893, he and his family were settled in their new house. Founded The family stayed on in the house and participated with Rosenberger in running the broom company.

In 1943, the property was sold and the old Klein residence was used for thirty years afterwards as a rest home

Since 1975 it has been owned and occupied by the University of Southern Indiana chapter of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity TKE which, in 1986, carried out an extensive renovation project.

See also Residences / Domestic Independence district

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