This 1888 panoramic view of Evansville was commissioned shortly after the 1880 map to show the burgeoning city. Several important and sizeable buildings, such as the courthouse, city hall, the Business Men's Association Building, and St Boniface, had been built in the few years in between. The map was published and copyrighted 1888 by the American Publishing Co, Milwaukee, Wis. For more information or to download the full image visit American Memory - Map collection
We have found the 1888 map to contain several discrepancies with other historical records. This could be because the drawers were from Wisconsin and were unfamiliar with the area or possibly as an artistic license simply to make the sketch look prettier. We have noted the more significant errors below.
|New county court house||4th st, between vine and division||block division vine 4th and 5th||Custom house and post office||2nd st, between vine and sycamore||2nd st, between vine and sycamore, PO||City Hall and council chamber||3rd and walnut (labelled x?)||Gas Works||corner 5th ave and penn st||5th penn and pearl||St Mary's hospital||n. s. vermont between wabash and 10th ave||block of ohio st, wabash ave, vermont st, and 10th ave||City Hospital ||corner 2nd and vine||2nd and division||City Water Works||corner water and mulberry near main||water and mulberry (labelled V?)||Evansville Electric Light station||n s division||division between main and elsas||Christian Church||628 Walnut||7th and walnut||Salem German Evangelical||8th st and division||Zion German Evangelical Church||5th between bond and ingle||St John's German Evangelical Church||3rd and ingle?||German Reformed Church?||elsas between indiana and illinois||I?H?||?||canal between lincoln and governor||First Ave Presbyterian Church||sw corner of virginia and 1st||Walnut St Presbyterian Church||walnut and 2nd||Cumberland Presbyterian Church||chestnut and 2nd||Grace Presbyterian Church||2nd and mulberry||Jefferson Ave Cumberland Presbyterian||jefferson and 8th||Alexander African Methodist Episcopal Church||5th near walnut||Second German Methodist Episcopal Church||1114 w indiana||indiana between 11th and 12th||Simpson Chapel||ne corner of illinois and 11th, old simpson church||Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church||1704 fulton||Fulton across from nevada||M||Fifth AME church?||sw corner of illinois and garfield||Ingle St Methodist Episcopal Church||714-716 ingle||8th and ingle?||German Methodist Episcopal Church||4th and vine||Trinity Methodist Episcopal Chruch||3rd and chestnut||Kingsley Methodist Episcopal Church||8th and gum||Independence General Baptist Church, N backwards||SW corner of Indiana and 12th||First Baptist Church, N backwards||3rd and Cherry||Liberty Baptist Church||N backwards||7th and Oak||Old Baptist Church||N backwards||east side of Mary between Michigan and Virginia||Trinity Lutheran Church||illinois between 3rd and 4th||Emanuel German Lutheran Church||nw corner of franklin and 1st||St Pauls German Lutheran Church||michigan between heidelbach and elsas||Chapel Good Shepherd Protestant Episcopal||sw corner of 3rd and michigan||Holy Innocence/Innocents Protestant Episcopal, additional E next to church?||9th st and division||St Paul Protestant Episcopal||601 Upper first st||1st and chestnut||Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church||wrong side of street||sw corner of 10th and iowa, before moved to Franklin St||St Boniface Roman Catholic Church||wabash ave between michigan and virginia||Assumption Roman Catholic Church||7th st between vine and sycamore||Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church||3rd between vine and division||St Mary Roman Catholic Church||cherry between 6th and 7th||Columbia School, Columbia||ne corner of columbia and oakley||Governor St School||governor and mulberry||Ninth St School||walnut and 9th||Wheeler School||mulberry/canal between 3rd and 4th||Carpenter School||carpenter near clark||Fulton Ave School||fulton between michigan and virginia||Evansville High School||7th and division||Campbell St School||Emmett between Monroe and Jackson||Centennial School||12th ave between indiana and illinois||Wabash Ave Colored School||west side of wabash between virginia and iowa||Clark?||clark st||Colored high school?||7th and vine||Baker Ave School||ne michigan and baker||Baker Ave School No 2||se corner of virginia and baker||1||?||Read, Mc Coy & Co., Real Estate||422 Main St||Main between 4th and 5th||Blount Plow Co., Sole Manufacturers of Blount's True Blue Steel Plows||Main between Illinois and Franklin||Geo. L. Mesker & Co, Architectural Iron Works||Ingle and 1st||Thos. Scantlin & Son, Iron Founders, manufacturers of Stoves, Mantles & Sorgho Machine Works||6th and Division AND Water past Bayless||Melrose Milling Co, Flouring Mills (Mislabelled or misnumbered, actually Brose Sunnyside Mill)||Wabash Ave between Penn St and Ohio St||7||Wm. Bell, Real Estate and Loan Agent||315 Upper 3rd St||Bement & Seitz, Wholesale Grocers||Water and Vine||9||?||Evansville Woolen Mills, Lemcke Bros & Johnson, props.||5th and Bond||Geo. Lennert, cigar manufacturer & tobacco dealer||Main and 1st||Sunnyside Coal & Coke||Mt Auburn||Lottie Hotel and Dining Hall, Jos. Meyer, prop.||215 Locust St||Locust between 2nd and 3rd||14||H. E. Read Jr., Real Estate||325 Upper 3rd St||Locust between 2nd and 3rd||15||Schooner Hall and Restaurant, Karl Zeidler, prop.||204 Upper 4th St||4th between Sycamore and Main||16||Hinson & Campbell , Real Estate Agents||Griess' Block||Sycamore and 3rd||Merchants Bank Building, Reid Bros., architects and superintendents||1st and Main||18||Sebastian Heinrich, Abstract of Title to Real Estate||318 Main St||Main between 3rd and 4th||19||A. M. Schneider & Co, Job printers and manufacturers of Rubber Stamps, Agents Victor Bycyle Co||3rd between Vine and Sycamore (19?)||Smith's Hotel, Will H. Ruston, prop.||4th between Sycamore and Main||21||M. Weil & Son, Insurance||219 Upper 3rd St||Parsons & Scoville, Wholesale Grocers||2nd and Sycamore||23||Wm. Hughes, Wholesale Millinery and Notions||2nd and Main||24||Ed. Baker, Fruits and Produce||Main between 2nd and 3rd||25||C. W. Barenfanger, carriages and spring wagons||5th between Vine and Sycamore||26||Willem and Rogers, Grocery and Saloon||Fulton and Columbia||27||A. W. Carpenter, real estate dealer||4 Carpenter St||Carpenters Block, 4th and Vine||28||Jno. Letsch, Wholesale harness and collar manufacturer||510 Fulton Ave||Fulton between Illinois and Indiana||29||Phil Geissler, Insurance, real estate, loan agent||Main and 3rd AND 3rd between Main and Locust||Liederkranz Hall and Saloon, Jacob Mayer, prop.||4th between Vine and Sycamore||Marble Stone and Granite Works, H. H. Uhlhorn, prop.||Edgar and Penn||nw corner of Edgar and Penn||Davidson Blount & Co, Wagon Factory||5th and Locust||5th and Locust||33||White River Valley Coal Mines, S Biederman, prop.||City Planning Mills, Jno. S. McCorkle, prop.||723 Walnut St||walnut and 8th||Hermann Bros Mfg Co, Wagons and Farm Machinery||NE corner of Main and Illinois||NE corner of Main and Illinois||36||August Schmitt, Stoves, Tinware and Pumps||Main between 5th and 6th||37||Lahr, Hopkins & Co, Dry Goods||NW side of Main between 1st and 2nd ||Hose Co 1||3rd between locust and walnut||Hose Co 2 / Chemical Fire Engine No 1||vine between 2nd and 3rd||Hose Co 3||ne corner of walker and penn||Hose Co 4||7th and ingle?||Steam Engine||8th and locust||Hose Co 6||powell and 8th||Hose Co 7||nw corner of Illinois and 9th ave||Hose Co 8||ne corner of columbia and 3rd||Hose Co 9||olive and governor|