The sign at the old Greyhound Station in downtown Evansville will shine once again and the neon lights will “make the dog run.” Indiana Landmarks says the exterior of the historic blue building has been restored and the organization plans to celebrate with a re-lighting ceremony this month.

News Release

June 4, 2015

Go, dog, go! Neon lights will make dog run at Greyhound Station

Indiana Landmarks invites the public to an ice cream social celebrating the neon re-lighting at the old Greyhound Station in downtown Evansville on Thursday, June 18, 8-9 pm (CDT).

For the past year, Indiana Landmarks has been restoring the outside of the two-toned blue building at 102 NW Third St. (corner of Third and Sycamore), eliminating water leaks, renovating the windows and returning the original colors to the porcelain-enameled steel panels. The restoration was designed by RATIO Architects. Evansville’s Architectural Renovators is the general contractor. Both have lent financial support for the ice cream social.

The neon returns — making the dog run — at 8:30 p.m. Rescued greyhounds are coming to see themselves in lights, and Mayor Lloyd Winnecke will join in slipping the light switch.

With help from a local brain trust that include its Evansville board members Christine Keck, Kristen Tucker, and Gene Warren, Indiana Landmarks is hunting for a restaurant or brew pub tenant who will finish the inside and give downtown a revitalizing boost.

The unfinished interior will be open to view during the ice-cream social.

The event is free with an online rsvp at or by calling 800-450-4534.

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