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Barker Ave

From RR in Howell north to Mt Vernon Ave AND from Delaware St north beyond Maryland St

Street Details

1876Split off of Lower Mt Vernon Rd (Broadway) and continued to Henderson
1885Howell is laid out and road is named Barker Ave
1890Road continues north to Mt Vernon Rd, first trace of Barker Ave
c1900Road is indexed from Broadway and is split into N and S
c1929Road is re-indexed from Pennsylvania St and buildings renumbered
c1950Northern segment connects to Maryland St
c1960Road no longer crosses RR tracks and ends at Emerson
c1990Northern segment continues into new subdivision
Originally Front St (Howell)? probably to west but rerouted when howell yards were built used to continue s of tracts to connect to henderson rd was supposed to extend to wimberg later bridge at stinson was bypass Barker Avenue Evansville South BroadWay Ave. to Emerson St. 0.50 1926

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Sites along Barker Ave

Barker Ave Church of Christ 1000 S Barker Ave
Howell Public Hall 1313-1315 S Barker Ave, originally 11-13 S Barker
St. Charles Hotel 1317 S Barker Ave, originally 15 S Barker
Duncan Shoe Repair 1319 S Barker Ave, originally 17 S Barker
1323-7 S Barker Ave 1323-7 S Barker Ave
1331-7 S Barker Ave 1331-7 S Barker Ave, originally 29-35 S Barker
Barker Ave Baptist 50 S Barker Ave
West Side Church of Christ 96 N Barker Ave
700 N Barker Ave 700 N Barker Ave
708 N Barker Ave 708 N Barker Ave
Howell Bakery 1401 S Barker Ave, originally 101 S Barker

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