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Tour offers pre-restoration look at Greyhound Terminal
Get a pre-restoration look at Evansville’s Greyhound Terminal on a Preservation Month tour, Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m. Indiana Landmarks intends to rehab the Art Moderne bus station.
Louisville architect William S. Arrasmith designed the 1939 bus station with curved corners, smooth surfaces, and parallel lines suggesting speed and movement. For the exterior Arrasmith used sky blue enameled-steel panels that matched the color of Greyhound’s buses in the 1930s. It’s a rare survivor from what’s considered Greyhound’s “Blue Period.”
The bus company moved out in 2007; today Indiana Landmarks is preparing to restore the station’s exterior.
Evansville preservation office Dennis Au will conduct the tour, which will also include the Old Courthouse, Coliseum, Old Jail and the Old Post Office. Stewart Sebree, director of Indiana Landmarks’ Southwest Field Office, will be on hand to answer questions.
The tour is free and open to the public, departing from the Vine Street side of the Old Courthouse.
For more information, contact Dennis Au at the Evansville Department of Metropolitan Development, 812-436-7823. See a complete list of Preservation Month activities in Evansville at http://evansvillegov.org/index.aspx?page=2996