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Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004 11:13 pm
Photographer Herbert Georg captured a classic film noir image in early December 1938, with the neon of Springfield's many movie theaters reflecting on the rain-washed bricks and streetcar track...
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004 07:06 am
Who has not gazed upon picture-book renderings of Ephesus, Rome, Tyre, Machu Picchu, Stonehenge, and other fantastic sites of archaeological remains and not wondered about the civilizations tha...
Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004 12:45 am
If you're like me, maybe you've wondered about the derivation of the "Aristocracy Hill" designation given to the historic neighborhood bounded by South Grand Avenue and Jackson, Second, and Eig...
Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004 09:09 am
The cloud of fear and uncertainty that gripped the United States during the years of World War II began to lift with the defeat of Germany and Japan in 1945, but Americans felt the war's afters...
Thursday, July 29, 2004 08:24 pm
With all the hyperbolic and near-hysterical rhetoric flying around Springfield like so much chaff at a threshing party ("Is Springfield ready?"), one might be excused for thinking that never be...
Thursday, July 15, 2004 07:41 pm
Just west of the Capitol complex, new markers have sprouted from street signs, identifying the area as the Pasfield House Historic District. The city-sanctioned designation honors the memory of one of...
Thursday, July 15, 2004 10:06 am

State employees may hate the Stratton, but they’re stuck for now

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but it seems architectural historians alone find reason to swoon over the massive William G. Stratton Building, located directly west of the Capitol. Lawmak...
Thursday, June 24, 2004 06:47 am
It is, at first, a vexing and somewhat daunting undertaking to write about a nearly 100-year-old high-school athletic-team yearbook picture, especially when it requires more than a little sleut...


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