Old Howell Bank building could be razed

Aug 23, 2017

The 110-year-old Howell Bank building on Broadway Ave.
Credit John Gibson

A 110-year-old building on Evansville’s West Side may soon face the wrecking ball. 


The old Howell Bank building at 3000 Broadway Avenue was built in 1907, when Howell was its own town southwest of Evansville.

The bank closed in 1932, during the Great Depression.

It housed other financial businesses after that, including Howell Mortgage Bank -- the name still visible on the dilapidated, single-story white structure.

The windows are boarded-up and it’s believed to have been vacant since at least 2008.

The Courier and Press reports the Evansville Vanderburgh County Building Commission Hearing Authority meets tomorrow (Thur) and could decide whether or not to demolish the building.