Hulman Building

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Morris Plan (Central Union Bank)
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Hulman Building is located in Indiana
Hulman Building
Hulman Building is located in the US
Hulman Building
Location 20 NW 4th St., Evansville, Indiana
Coordinates 37°58′20″N 87°34′19″W / 37.97222°N 87.57194°W / 37.97222; -87.57194Coordinates: 37°58′20″N 87°34′19″W / 37.97222°N 87.57194°W / 37.97222; -87.57194
Area Less than 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1929 (1929)
Architect McGuire & Shook
Architectural style Modern Movement, Art Deco
MPS Downtown Evansville MRA
NRHP reference # 82000111[1]
Added to NRHP July 1, 1982

The Hulman Building (originally Central Union Bank it also became a Morris Plan Bank) is a ten-story art deco high rise in downtown Evansville, Indiana. Construction began in 1928 and was completed in 1930 with a brick facade of light yellow. It was the first of several Art Deco buildings to grace Evansville's skyline.[2]:Part 1, p. 17

It was initially built as the new Central Union Bank Building and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as "Morris Plan (Central Union Bank)". However, the bank failed on 11 January 1932 during the height of the Great Depression. It is more commonly known as the Hulman Building due to its subsequent ownership by the Hulman Family of Terre Haute, Indiana, owners of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The building was the headquarters of Vectren and its predecessor companies until May 2005, when Vectren's new headquarters was completed next to the Ohio River. It currently houses the Evansville Commerce Bank and a law firm, among others.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "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 Douglas L. Stern and Joan Marchand (October 1981). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Downtown Evansville MRA" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-01. , Douglas L. Stern and Joan Marchand (October 1981). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Downtown Evansville MRA" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-01. , and Accompanying photographs