All Library branches will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Related Resources

Local History 

Landmark Burns

Landmark Burns

Springfield Daily News, March 21, 1977, page 12

“Concrete steps and a brick fireplace are all that remain of the old frame farmhouse at Winoka, better known as the old Schweitzer place, after fire swept through the two-story structure early Sunday. The house, located just east of the old Highway 65 bridge at Lake Springfield, was engulfed in flames when Springfield Fire Unit 7 arrived at 2:25 a.m.

"The house and property, which at one time served as a hunter’s club, is jointly owned by Fred Schweitzer and his mother, Mrs. Fred Schweitzer, both of 637 South Fremont, and E. H. (Bud) Green, Route 1. Below [right] are a pool and bath house which are located on the grounds in the immediate vicinity of the house. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.”


See our previous article for a photograph of the lodge building.


Find this article at

JavaScript disabled or chat unavailable.

Free wi-fi

Friends of the library

The Library Foundation

Bookmark and Share

Sign up for the newsletter

© Springfield-Greene County Library District