Tag: Public Square

Public Square – South (ca. 1950)

 

6th and Adams (1956)

Mouse over the ’56 photo to see the view from 2009. You’ll notice in the back that the bank building is quite a bit larger than it was in 1956.  Check out this Rewind page to see the expansion in progress. http://www.springfieldrewind.com/first-national-bank-1973  

Sangamon County Courthouse (ca 1938)

You might notice a height difference between the old and new shots.  There’s a good reason for that.  When the building was constructed as Illinois’ 5th Statehouse in 1839 it was approximately the same height it is today.  Around the turn of the 20th century, while the building was being used as the Sangamon County […] 

Public Square North (1951)

Hold your cursor over the photo to see how this spot looks now (Oct 2009).  

Public Square – West (1949)

Hold your cursor over the photo to see how this spot looks now.