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Children's Museum of Evansville

Built1932
ArchitectH. E. Boyle Associates
Location22 SE 5th St
Evansville, IN

This stunning example of Art Deco architecture at the corner of 5th and Locust Streets in Evansville's business district was originally designed to meet the Evansville library system's increasing circulation boom and overflow of the 1920's.

Occupied by the Children's Museum of Evansville (cMoe) since 2006, the old Central Library building was originally built in the early 1930's by the Walker and Weeks and Harry E. Boyle Company. At the time, it was hailed as unique and innovative for its use of large display windows at sidewalk-level and its inner core of stack shelving.

Today, cMoe creatively uses the structure's 18,000 square feet to host an array of exhibits and galleries to engage and inspire the community's youth.