Historic Evansville Building to be Preserved, Renovated

One of the oldest buildings in downtown Evansville will be one of the newest victories for historic preservation. Evansville businessman Danny Fulton and his brother Kevin have purchased the L.E. Long Building on NW Sixth St. across from the Victory Theatre.

The building dates back to 1906.

The original owner, Lewis Long, dealt supplies for horse-drawn buggies before pivoting to auto parts in the 1920's.

Right now, the building is home to a law office and a psychic.

It was even the law office of former Mayor Russ Lloyd, Sr.

The Fultons told Eyewitness News that they're pursuing future tenants – perhaps even a restaurant.

That's something the city said is in high demand.

Director of Metropolitan Development Kelley Coures said, “We have two restaurants that are under construction right now that are opening soon so I would say the proof is in the pudding. It's happening. It's all around us.”

The Fultons are working with Lamar Architecture and Design in hopes of keeping the building's historic look and feel.

There's currently no word on when renovations might start.

Here's a rendering of what the renovations could look like:


 


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