All Library branches will be closed on Saturday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
HISTORICAL POSTCARDS OF SPRINGFIELD,
Park (view 2 of 7), Entrance
entrance to Doling Park postcard is postmarked August 11, 1911,
and indicates that it was made in Germany. The streetcar called
The Doling Park Car serviced the park and circled at the park's
entrance. The ticket window was just inside the gate and admission
was 10 cents at the time the photograph was taken.
Streetcar service was every 15 minutes from Commercial Street and
Boonville Avenue. The last streetcar ran right after the evening
show, so everyone had to rush directly to the streetcars or risk
having to walk home.