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4653 S. Campbell Ave.
Springfield, MO
Phone: (417) 616-0534
Fax: (417)883-9348
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Local History  

William H. Gottfried

 William H. Gottfried was listed as the second oldest businessman in Springfield in his obituary in 1930. A furniture maker by trade, he also served on the City Council, using his salary from that position and public subscriptions to build a bandstand on the Public Square.  More...
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New Newspapers

 The Springfield-Greene County Library District has expanded its newspaper microfilm collection. Find out more in this article.
Local History  

Old Time Gardens

 Old time gardens of Springfield remembered by an "Old Settler".
Local History  

Perkins Grand Opera House

 Perkins Grand Opera House burned in 1896. It was located on the west side of Boonville near where the historic courthouse is now located. It's value was estimated at $75,000.   More...
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Marblehead Lime Company

 A look at the Marblehead Lime Works, at the corner of National and Trafficway, in 1899.  More...

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