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Historical building getting facelift in downtown Evansville

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An iconic Tri-State building is about to undergo a facelift. 

It's the old Greyhound bus terminal, and this weekend you'll have a chance to tour the place.

If you've ever been in Downtown Evansville, the big blue Greyhound building has caught your eye because it's pretty hard to miss with its pale blue colors, and rounded edges.

It's iconic not only to Evansville, but the whole country. It was built in 1939, during the Great Depression, when all Greyhound stations looked like this.

Today, only a few survive.
 
For years it's stood vacant, but this summer Indiana Landmarks will be restoring it and before anything changes, an Evansville Historian wants to give people a rare glimpse inside.

"It's a gem in the rough right now, but you can see the great things that were there and you can see how things changed through time," says Dennis Au.

The tour starts at 2:00 on Saturday. It's free and open to the public, just meet in front of the old Courthouse. 

The tour will also include the old Courthouse, old jail, Coliseum, and post office. 

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