"It is an anchor," he said. "It's the last significant historic building of Evansville's commercial Downtown on the riverfront."
Evansville Historic Preservation Officer Dennis Au.
Residing prominently on the riverfront of the majestic Ohio River in Evansville, IN, The McCurdy is one of the most iconic buildings throughout all of the Midwest.
Boasting a Colonial Revival architectural style, the former hotel has welcomed countless prominent visitors throughout its rich history, including U.S. Presidents and Oscar-winning Hollywood actors. Originally opened in 1917, this grand property has recently undergone a massive renovation that brings the building amenities into the 21st century, while at the same time preserving its original grandeur.
The expansive lobby, grand ballroom, and exquisite corridors have been completely refurbished, while the original hotel rooms have been demolished to make way for state-of-the-art apartments.
As the building's first 100 years draw to a close, it welcomes a fresh, exciting chapter for a new generation that will come to understand and appreciate what The McCurdy has meant to the community of Evansville, IN.
The convenience of downtown living, plus amenities such as free parking, cable, and internet are what drew me to the McCurdy. Add to that the rich history of a building that is on the National Register of Historic Places and has modern touches like stainless steal appliances, granite countertops, and a washer and dryer in each unit and I am glad to call this place "home." The management has been friendly and helpful, maintenance replies very quickly if needed, and my neighbors are nice.
I enjoy living at the McCurdy because of the location, modern fixtures, cost and the ability to own pets. However, the landscaping is poor and I'm unable to enjoy an outdoor space with my pet dog.
For the most part, building staff do a very good job responding to and resolving issues that arise.
Garbage disposal was full of dry wall mud and doesn't work. Ceiling tiles coming down in bathroom and shower leaks water into floor