This is an early 1950s photograph of the northwest part of the Public
Square. It is centered on the beautiful
Heer's Department Store. The three buildings to the left of
Heer's are Newberry's, Woolworth's, and Springfield Finance Loans.
The 10-story building to the right of Heer's in the photograph is
the Missouri State Office Building. The caption on the back of the
card merely states: "Public Square, Springfield, Mo. Queen City
of the Ozarks."