All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its regularly scheduled stops on Monday, July 4, Independence Day.
HISTORICAL POSTCARDS OF SPRINGFIELD,
Square (view 4 of 7)
This postcard is an artist's drawing of the Public Square on one
of our nation's holidays. The flags and bunting displayed on several
buildings suggest Decoration Day or Independence Day. The back of
the card dates the scene as "1917-18?" The "Pie" is clearly visible
so it is definitely after 1909. The point-of-view is probably from
the Baker Block Office building at the northwest corner looking
southwest into the Square. None of the buildings have names that
are legible. The side street on the left, where the trolley is headed,
is St. Louis. South Avenue is
the side street on the right side of the card.