101-103 E. Park Central Square - Springfield Public Square Historic District - Springfield, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 37° 12.558 W 093° 17.508
15S E 474108 N 4118130
Quick Description: Historic department store building in the Springfield Public Square Historic District in Springfield, Missouri.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 11/5/2011 5:20:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMD1C3
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 1

Long Description:

"101-103 E. Park Central Square, 1914. Rep’s Department Store, (1914). A three-story two part commercial block with Classical Revival styling, pale terra cotta walls and a flat roof. A matching terra cotta cornice runs along the top of the façade. The upper floors are divided into an even grid, with large window openings separated by terra cotta trim with simple classically derived ornamentation. The window sashes are newer, in original openings. The ground floor storefront openings are generally intact, with newer storefront components." - Historic District nomination

The Rep's Department Store was started by William Reps and later run by his son Louis Reps.  The business close in 1939 after a fire in the store.  The building served as variety of businesses following the Reps store.  The building is now used by the State of Missouri Department of Social Services.

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]

Address:
101-103 E. 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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