The Fair Grove Branch Library will be closed Monday, June 19, through Monday, June 26, for carpet replacement and shelf rearrangement.

The online catalog, My Account, OverDrive, Hoopla, patron suggestions, databases and some parts of the Library website will be unavailable beginning 4 a.m. Friday, June 23, due to server maintenance. The services are expected to be available again by 9 a.m.

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Business

Springfield Business Back When

Admittedly, this is a shameless plug for our Local History department and their informational and interesting digitized collections.  But it's also a remarkable backward glance at some of the foundational aspects of Springfield business history.

The past can still be seen in the Woodruff Building, the Heer's Building, the Kentwood Arms Hotel (now Missouri State University's Kentwood Hall, a residence facility), and Martin Chrysler-Plymouth (currently the Discovery Center).

In other cases, these postcards are all that remain of once vibrant businesses.  While Hultsman Oil Company, Eagle Tourist Court, the Baldwin Theatre, and the original Lohmeyer Funeral Home location (which was razed in '87 to become a Kentwood Hall parking lot) are long gone, they have left their mark, however subtle, on today's business scene.

For many possibilities that we haven't pointed out, visit the Historical Postcards site.


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