Where the history never gets old.

There’s no better place to feel the presence of Evansville’s founding fathers than in the Riverside Neighborhood. The mature trees and brick streets in this nationally recognized preservation district frame the majestic homes bearing the names of those who made Evansville great. Bosse, Koch, Stockwell, Garvin, all built here, but none are more prominent than the Reitz Home. Built in 1871, it’s known nationally as one of the finest examples of French Second Empire architecture. The quality and variety of architectural styles, from Mid Century Modern, ItalianateColonial Revival, to Renaissance Revival on First Street are unmatched in the state of Indiana. Bed and Breakfasts like Semper Fulgens and Casa Finale make it possible to experience more than just the exteriors of these eclectic homes. Grab a coffee at Penny Lane, a meal at Madeleine’s and stroll the gracious sidewalks while enjoying watching all the dog walkers on your way to the Evansville Museum of Art, History and Science.

Evansville Indiana - Riverfront Historic District Neighborhood - Corner of Adams Avenue and SE Riverside Drive

View from corner of Adams Avenue and SE Riverside Drive in the Riverfront Historic District Neighborhood – Evansville, Indiana. Photo available to download for free on the e is for everyone photo library. Credit: Photography by Alex Morgan Imaging.