2011 brought several changes for Evansville.
- Liederkranz Maennerchor, known to many as the former Knights of Columbus building, is well under way as a retirement center.
- Forest Hills Wesleyan fire burned the old church to the ground. Construction has begun on a new building
- The Greyound Bus Station was procured by Indiana Landmarks for a regional. This society does excellent work statewide to promote and save historic Hoosier buildings.
- The Ford Center opened last fall and changed the downtown landscape. Having an arena situated on Main St is sure to inject some interest and regrowth into that area.
2012 brings some exciting news too. 100 years ago the following buildings were under construction, and they will be celebrating their centennial later this year.
- Eagles' Home (now law offices)
- Lock and Dam 48, Union Twp
- Fendrich Cigar (now Berry Plastics)
- East Branch and West Branch Libraries
- Simpson Methodist
- North Side Bank (now branch of Old National)
- Pearl Steam Laundry
- my house on Wabash Ave
Also, yours truly will be writing a historic Evansville book with Arcadia Publishing. Look for more details to come with a "drop date" this summer.