149 W. Park Central Square - Springfield Public Square Historic District - Springfield, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 37° 12.559 W 093° 17.555
15S E 474038 N 4118133
Quick Description: Historic office building in the Springfield Public Square Historic District in Springfield, Missouri.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 11/4/2011 8:05:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMD149
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
"149 W. Park Central Square. Landers Building. 1915 [c] The 10-story Landers building is the largest intact historic office building in Springfield today. It was built for D. J. Landers, and was named in honor of his father, John Landers. An article about the pending opening of the building boasted that "one hundred new offices and stores will be open to the public in the new building. The rooms by that time will be finished up to the fifth floor."ls The Bank of Commerce was a tenant in the ground floor when the building opened, and Evan's Cut-Rite Drug Store occupied much of the ground floor for decades later in the century. The basement housed a billiard parlor, and a cigar store occupied the lobby for many years when the building was new. The offices on the upper floors housed a wide variety of businesses and professionals, including everything from podiatrists to the Springfield Board of Trade. The Landers served its original function as a commercial office building into the late 1970S, and around 1980, was remodeled to serve as the Missouri State Office Building for Springfield." - Historic District nomination
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]

149 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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