McCurdy - Sears Building

McCurdy - Sears Building (HMW7W)

Location: Evansville, IN 47708 Vanderburgh County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 58.37', W 87° 34.269'

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Side 'One'

Built in 1920 for financier and philanthropist William H. McCurdy (1853-1930), president of Old National Bank. Constructed of reinforced concrete with poured concrete floors, employing architectural developments newly pioneered for industrial buildings. Building leased by Sears, Roebuck and Company in 1925 for retail use.

Side 'Two'

This very successful store was Sears' first retail outlet located outside a mail order city. Sears' expansion to department stores was prompted by population shifts from rural to urban areas. Building was remodeled and enlarged 1937, 1943, 1946. Store closed 1975. Renovated and restored 1991. Building listed in National Register of Historic Places 1979.
HM NumberHMW7W
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number82.1999.1
Year Placed1999
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Vanderburgh County Historical Society, and Old National Bancorp
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 9:08pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 449835 N 4202954
Decimal Degrees37.97283333, -87.57115000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 58.37', W 87° 34.269'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 58' 22.20" N, 87° 34' 16.14" W
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Area Code(s)812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-498 Sycamore St, Evansville IN 47708, US
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