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Canal Street School
or
Wheeler School

Canal Street School/ Wheeler School

Evansville's first public school, Canal Street School was built in 1855 at Third and Cherry Streets. Evansville's high school met in the 3rd floor of the original building until July 1863. Afterwards it became known as Wheeler School. This photo shows the building after extensive renovations. The school was demolished and is now a parking lot for Welborn Hospital.


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June 24, 1999