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Washington House

Washington House
Washington House

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a.k.a. Cooper Building

228-230 Main St
Evansville, IN

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1855 Washington House opens
1878 Evansville Commercial College moves in, mansard roof added during remodeling
Thom McAn shoe store
1963 Farmer's Daughter Restaurant opens up, stucco added to outside
1995 WVHI radio station


District: Downtown
Latitude: 37.971057958433
Longitude: -87.572413086891
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opened in 1855 as one of the finest hotels in the young river city washington hotel 4 story brick vickery and cooper grocers 1878 (vickery bros) moved 1884 2nd st Evansville Commercial College moved in in 1878. The building acquired its French Second Empire mansard roof then. school stayed through at least 1890

was army recruitment office (3rd and main) elder cooper building

ordered razed 1910

remodeled as united cigar store 1919 7/4/1919ec +pic

steins 1950 stucco like material added in 1963 when the farmers daughter restaurant moved in The restaurant was closed when WVHI radio station made the washington house their home the radio station is now moved and the building is vacant? remodeling into condos/townhouses

See also Other Downtown district

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