HISTORICAL POSTCARDS OF SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI
St. Louis Street (view 4 of 4)
This black-and-white photograph is dated March of 1959 on the front, but according to C.H. "Skip" Curtis the photograph dates to 1953. The orientation is looking west toward the Public Square. The Greyhound Bus Depot, the St. Louis Street Coffee Shop and the Tinkle Bar (where the sign says "Liquor") are on the left. These buildings were razed in 1986. The next building is the Martin Chrysler-Plymouth building, which currently houses the Discovery Center. The Colonial Hotel is the six-story structure on the left, sitting at the southwest corner of St. Louis and Jefferson. Across from it, at the northwest corner, is the taller 10-story Woodruff Building.
The Woodruff Building is still standing but the Colonial Hotel was razed in 1997. On the right side of the street is Crosly Auto Parts, Dee's Liquor and a Texaco station. The sign for the Hotel Moran can be seen near the Woodruff building.