Greyhound Bus Terminal (Evansville, Indiana)

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Greyhound Bus Terminal
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Greyhound Bus Terminal (December 2008)
Greyhound Bus Terminal (Evansville, Indiana) is located in Indiana
Greyhound Bus Terminal (Evansville, Indiana)
Greyhound Bus Terminal (Evansville, Indiana) is located in the US
Greyhound Bus Terminal (Evansville, Indiana)
Location 102 NW. 3rd St., Evansville, Indiana
Coordinates 37°58′19″N 87°34′24″W / 37.97194°N 87.57333°W / 37.97194; -87.57333Coordinates: 37°58′19″N 87°34′24″W / 37.97194°N 87.57333°W / 37.97194; -87.57333
Area less than one acre
Built 1938[2]
Architect Wischmeyer, Arrasmith, & Elswick; Berendes, Edwin C.
Architectural style Moderne
NRHP Reference # 79000048[1]
Added to NRHP October 1, 1979

The Greyhound Bus Terminal in downtown Evansville, Indiana, also known as the Greyhound Bus Station, is a Moderne-style building from 1938. It was built at a cost of $150,000.[3][4] The terminal, located at the corner of Third and Sycamore streets,[2] was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

In July 2008, the long-unused bus terminal and its site had been considered in discussions about potential locations for a new arena that would replace Roberts Municipal Stadium. By December, city council approved plans to build the Ford Center in another downtown location.[5]

In December 2011, then Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel announced plans to turn the adjacent property into Bicentennial Park to celebrate the city's upcoming bicentennial in 2012.[6]

In 2016, a restaurant named Bru Burger opened inside the old terminal.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Architects weigh options for Old Greyhound station". Evansville Courier & Press. July 2, 2008. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  3. ^ "Greyhound Bus Station, Evansville Indiana". Postcard. Vintage Views of Art Deco. Retrieved 2010-07-01. Caption: Greyhound Bus Station, Evansville Indiana. Completed in 1938 at a cost of $150,000. One of the most modern Bus Stations in the United States. 106 buses are scheduled in and out of the station each day. Publisher: Loge News Co., Evansville, Ind. 
  4. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-08-01.  Note: This includes Nancy J. Long (October 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Greyhound Bus Terminal" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-01.  and Accompanying photographs
  5. ^ "City Council OKs arena plans". Evansville Courier & Press. December 22, 2008. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  6. ^ "Plans Moving Forward for the Creation of Bicentennial Park". City of Evansville. October 6, 2012. Archived from the original on October 6, 2012. Retrieved 2014-11-07.