123 W. Park Central Square - Springfield Public Square Historic District - Springfield, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 37° 12.517 W 093° 17.547
15S E 474050 N 4118055
Quick Description: Historic commercial building in the Springfield Public Square Historic District in Springfield, Missouri"
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 11/4/2011 7:31:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMD13Y
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 2

Long Description:
"123 W. Park Central Square, Springfield Cigar Company, ca. 1890 This is the only building on the entire square that is immediately recognizable as a 19th century building. It is a narrow brick two-part commercial block with an open storefront and a row of three tall arched windows on the second floor. The ground floor storefront opening is largely intact, although the storefront itself is of new materials. There is a wide band of modern stucco along the top of the storefront, which covers the place where the 1970s canopy was attached. The stucco matches that used on the building to the west.

The second floor has seen remarkably few changes. Although it is missing its early cornice, the upper facade does still have its century windows, as well as the remnants of a wall sign that was in place in 1900. The tall narrow window openings have segmental arched tops, and early or original one-over-one wood windows are in place. The wall above the windows bears remnants of at least two different wall signs, one of which reads "Springfield Cigar Co." That sign is clearly visible in several photos of the square which were taken around 1900." - Historic District nomination

The building served many years as a cigar store. The building is now used by a coffee shop.

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Springfield Public Square Historic District

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

123 W. Park Central Square Springfield, Missouri

How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

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NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): Not listed

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