YESTERYEAR: Evansville Cotton Mill

first_imgEVANSVILLE COTTON MILL by Pat Sides FOR WILLARD LIBRARYA few years after the Civil War ended, the Evansville Cotton Manufacturing Company was built on seventeen acres west of St. Joseph Avenue near Ohio Street, employing at its peak nearly a thousand women and older children, who operated 50,000 spindles and 1,200 looms. In 1889, a local newspaper reported that the company was the largest cotton mill in the South or West, but labor problems led to its demise by 1910. This photo shows a group of business leaders who are inspecting the abandoned mill for possible use as a country club. Part of the old mill was incorporated into the Mead Johnson Company when it acquired the site in 1915.FOOTNOTES: We want to thank Patricia Sides, Archivist of Willard Library for contributing this picture that shall increase people’s awareness and appreciation of Evansville’s rich history. If you have any historical pictures of Vanderburgh County or Evansville please contact please contact Patricia Sides, Archivist Willard Library at 812) 425-4309, ext. 114 or e-mail her at www.willard.lib.in.us.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

North Lakes home perfect for all the family

first_imgInside 105 Possum Pde, North Lakes.The dining room opens to the outdoor entertaining area. There is also a guest room with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. Upstairs, the master bedroom includes a walk-in robe and an impressive ensuite with dual basins, bathtub and separate toilet. The remaining bedrooms have built-in robes and there is a family bathroom, walk-in linen closet and family room. the home at 105 Possum Pde, North Lakes.THIS two-storey family home with a pool, spa, triple garage and snooker room is on the market in North Lakes. The 550sq m home has six bedrooms, two ensuites and multiple living spaces, all on a 943 sqm block. Sandra and Robert Gregory bought 105 Possum Pde five years ago. “We liked the location, the size, the number of bedrooms and the openness of the layout,” Mr Gregory said. “There’s plenty of room to come together and room for everyone to have space for themselves. The in-ground swimming pool at 105 Possum Pde, North Lakes.“With the guest room downstairs, it would suit anyone looking to have borders or anyone with elderly family at home.” The property is being marketed by Adam Ingram of Raine & Horne North Lakes for offers over $889,000. The master ensuite at 105 Possum Pde, North Lakes.Outside, there is an in-ground swimming pool and low maintenance lawns and gardens. Mr Gregory said the property was in a friendly neighbourhood with lovely people. “The home would suit a large family or anyone looking for a big home,” he said. Inside 105 Possum Pde, North Lakes.“My favourite part of the home is a toss-up between the master bedroom and bathroom combination — that’s a great feature — and the games room. “For my wife, it would be a toss-up between the (open-plan) kitchen and dining room, and the second lounge room.”On the ground floor there is a triple-car garage, open-plan kitchen and dining room, rumpus room with full-size snooker table, media room and powder room. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019last_img read more