214-220 E. Walnut Street - South Avenue Commercial Historic District - Springfield, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 37° 12.427 W 093° 17.495
15S E 474126 N 4117888
Quick Description: Historic former hotel building in the South Avenue Commercial Historic District in Springfield, Missouri.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 11/10/2011 6:47:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMD2QA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 2

Long Description:

"214-220 E. Walnut Street (Springfield Life Building/Savoy Hotel/Hotel Seville) - The Springfield Life Building was constructed ca. 1906 and housed various shops and offices over the next two decades. In 1928, the building was remodeled into the Savoy Hotel which was one of Springfield's most ornate hotels of the period. After operating as the Savoy Hotel for several years, the building came under new ownership and was renamed the Hotel Seville in 1933. The hotel remained in operation until 1998 and it is presently undergoing rehabilitation. The four-story building has four storefronts on the Walnut Street facade... Dividing the storefront bays are brick pilasters with quoins and stone Doric capitals. On the upper facade are paired original one-over-one wood sash windows. The transoms over the windows have been covered with wood panels. The windows have original rock faced sills and smoodi lintels. Dividing the upper floor window bays are brick pilasters with quoins. The fourth floor windows are set within segmental arches. At the roofline are rows of corbelled brick with egg and dart molding, and a sheet metal cornice with brackets." - Historic District nomination

The building has recently been restored with various shops on the first floor and residential loft apartments on the floors above.

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): South Avenue Commercial Historic District

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

214-220 E. Walnut Street 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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