Monday, October 27, 2008

My World Tuesday

My World in HO Scale.
This post combines where I was born, raised and live with model trains.
A win/win.
This is the County Court House with one of the oldest churches in town.
The local model railroad club has built Evansville, IN in HO scale. Of course the city is much larger than this but everyone of these buildings are modeled after the real thing. Some however no longer exist.
This was the Grand Theater. A very classy theater that became a movie house. When they tore it down the demolition crew wrecked a friends brand new 63 Split Window Corvette!!

The building with the stripped roof is the Post Office and Tariff House. Evansville is on a bend in the Ohio river and was a major riverboat port. When the Wabash and Erie Canal ended here they built the tariff house right between the two so they could collect both ways. It has been beautifully restored.
At one time the train did run right through the middle of town down Division Street cutting the town in half.

The old McCurdy Hotel. A grand old hotel that has become a retirement home. They are getting ready to boot out the oldsters and take it Condo. They are actually going to build the oldsters a brand new place so don't worry.
The old train Yard on the west side. My Grandfather was an engineer for the old L&N Railroad and worked here.
Another view of the old train station. They tore it down to build a Pawn shop! The pawn shop was just torn down so the cross town expressway could be widened. Such is progress.
Thanks to the people putting on My World.
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15 comments:

Louise said...

Incredible and impressive! Very cool representative of your world!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Awesome! I think this was a great way to show where you live. It was a win-win for you wasn't it?
:-)

Tabib said...

Great architure model shot!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Wonderful and very cute

Lawstude said...

Thank you for the wonderful tour. This 2nd week of meme really makes us appreciate the many places that we don't usually see or ever had a chance to visit like the one you showed me in this post. Hope you get to have time to check my world too. Another great job and more to come in the coming weeks.

Arija said...

What a great way to show the history as well as the beauty of your town. Lovely natural looking photos as well.

AphotoAday said...

Very cool -- the little boy in me would readily be absorbed into that place...

imac said...

Such a clever way to show us your part of the world.

Mike said...

Thanks to everyone that has visited. I think this is a great way to maintain the hitory of a place. The best job of doing this I have ever seen is in Cinncinati, Ohio where they reproduced the town at a given date in the 1920's

Becky and Gary said...

Absolutely marvelous! What a project that must have been. Too bad most of these grand old buildings have to be torn down, but thanks to folks in the historical societies, and pictures they will never be totally forgotten.
B&G

kjpweb said...

How cool is this! A very original MyWorld post! Bravo!
Cheers, Klaus

ms426d said...

I used to have a friend who was involved in model railroading. You guys put in some fantastic detail!

Becky and Gary said...

Just checking back, and we love your header!

Lilli & Nevada said...

wow that is amazing, i love trains silly for a woman don't you think? well anyway i have always wanted a train set. Love your world

ascu75 aka Don said...

WOW thanks Mike