5th & Adams


Springfield Journal Register, date of paper which originally published the following is unknown.



"GLIMPSING BACK TO 5TH AND ADAMS AT CENTURY'S TURN--
Forget the coal strike, meat prices, merchandise shortages and other trials and tribulations, and go back with us today to the peace and serenity of 5th and Adams Streets on a late summer's day in 1900! . . . Labor Day must have been in the offing, as flags were flying from the steel arches and from windows. But no traffic problem! Herndon's, on corner, was announcing a Fall opening. Street cars, horse-driven vehicles, Telephone poles, wire, Loungers in the Court House yard. Not a cloud in the sky. . . . Remember Myers Bros.' first building? The Ridgely Bank, and T. J. Corkery, T. C. Bruce, Irvine & Vogel, C. A. Gehrmann, Baumann Bros., C. W. Chatterton, B. A. Lange, Miller & Staley - all well-known firms along there. . . . Look at this setting today - yes, time marches on!

Submitted by: Jeanie Lowe.



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