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West Heights Park

West Heights Park
West Heights Park

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a.k.a. Silver Lake Park

Evansville, IN

Quick Timeline

1903 EBA opens park
1910 Becomes Silver Lake Park
c1950 closes


East side of Harmony Way between Maryland St and Wimberg Ave
District: West Heights
Latitude: 37.992394
Longitude: -87.6152
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West Heights Cave Park beer garden on cave (manmade) evansville brewing assoc and summer theater opened 1903 and around >1919 built up c1903 after the street car served the WH area property of eba katzenjammer castle clubhouse 5/17/1903 and 5/13/1904 run by chas stinson to compete with cook brewery and cook's park vaudeville

renamed silver lake park 1910 string of clear lakes that nestle in a valley between two long hills fishing and swimming >1912 idle for "several years" 1914 possible home of West Side Comet Club silver lake west heights idle for several years in 1914 west heights family park summer theater west heights park theater? west heights theater park sanborn 1910-91 across from west heights school approx 1437 harmony way

club house burned 1921 built 1921-25 = 1896 adjoining West Heights school 1939 built stone shelter house by National Youth Administration (NYA) behind west heights school other side of street? different park?

still around 1949 carl ave (w side) looked to restore shelter house 1975

See also Parks / Recreational West Heights district

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