This postcard is dated ca. 1950 but it must be pre-1947 because
the "Pie" in the picture was removed in 1947. It shows the northwest
corner of the Public Square, now called Park Central Square. The
large building on the left is Heer's
with its huge "Heer's since 1869" sign. The Missouri State Office
building is the 10-story building in the center of the photograph.
Across Boonville can be seen Barth's
Clothing store. The caption on the back of the photograph states:
"Springfield, the largest city in southwest Missouri has an unusually
large and up-to-date retail district, centered principally around
the public square."