Owensboro Wagon Co & DCMS

The large buildings on the left side of the 1950 image was the Owensboro Wagon Company. It was incorporated in the 1880’s and at it’s peak, produced 30,000 wagons per year and employed 350 people. It closed in 1951 and the building was demolished in 2003.

On right ride side of the image, you can see what is now DCMS and was originally built as the home of the wealthy distiller Richard Monarch. Later it was the home of the Columbian College (1909-1912), home of C.O. Evans (1918-1922), Cordie Reno (1922-1926), and DCHS (1926-1936).