All Library branches will be closed on Saturday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
HISTORICAL POSTCARDS OF SPRINGFIELD,
Louis Street (view 3 of 4)
and the second postcard also show
a view looking west down St. Louis Street from Jefferson Street.
Both are embellished artist's drawings. The large building on the
left in both drawings is the Colonial
Hotel, with the Woodruff Building across St. Louis Street in the third postcard. This would date the
second postcard, which does not show the Woodruff Building, to before
1911 and this postcard, which does show the building, to after 1911.
Both scenes show streetcars and horse-drawn carriages.