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Monday, November 23, 2009

Marker/Plaque/Monument Monday

C. K. Newsome Center...
(Originally called the Evansville Community Center)
Below is the building dedication plaque located at the entrance to the center in 1971. Click on photo to enlarge the image.

The Mayor was Frank McDonald, Sr. (his son, Frank, Jr. would serve as mayor later). About this time a new Mayor had been elected Russel Lloyd, Sr. (his son, Russel, Jr. would serve as mayor later, in fact, right after Frank McDonald, Jr.!!!). Of the Public Recreation Commissioners - Dr. C.K. Newsome was a member. Another member was Carl H. Hottenstein who (I believe) owned the American Dairy in Evansville and he would attend the Evansville SAR meetings as the guest of member Kenneth Alexander (who rarely made the meetings, because of his business: Alexander Funeral Homes).
The Board of Park Commissioners Vice President H.A. Woods owned the Woods Drug Stores in Evansville. Corporation Counsel was Robert S. Matthews (a great man), his son was one of my best friends, Rob Matthews.
- Photo taken & submitted by JGWest

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