HISTORICAL POSTCARDS OF SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI
Public Square (view 1 of 7)
This is a black-and-white view of the northwest quadrant of the Springfield Public Square. The columned building to the left is the Greene County Courthouse, built in 1856. To its right is Smith's Clothing Company. The large building in the center of the photograph is called "High Class Clothing." The five-story building in the right is the National Exchange Bank. The postcard was never mailed so the date can only be determined by the presence of the Gottfried Tower in the center of the Square. It was part of the Square from 1895 until 1909.