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Springfield in Clark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

City Building

 
 
City Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 28, 2008
1. City Building Marker
Inscription. The Old City Building and Market, also known as the Municipal Building or Marketplace, was designed by local architect Charles A. Cregar. It was completed in 1890 at a cost of $250,000. Vendors, who sold meats, fish, provisions, vegetables, and other products, used the first floor of the building as a city market. The second and third floors accommodated city offices, the police department, the City Council Chamber, and City Hall, which doubled as an opera house. The Old City Building and Market, built in the Richardson Romanesque architectural style, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. In March 2001, it became the home of the Clark County Historical Society and renamed the Heritage Center of Clark County.
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Clark County Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 2-12.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 55.365′ N, 83° 48.631′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Ohio, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of Fountain Avenue and North Market Place, on the right when traveling
City Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 28, 2008
2. City Building and Marker
south on Fountain Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 S. Fountain Avenue, Springfield OH 45502, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Esplanade/Fountain Square (a few steps from this marker); Oliver S. Kelly (within shouting distance of this marker); Springfield City Hall Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); John M. Temple (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Rogers Clark (about 600 feet away); H. A. "Harry" Toulmin Sr. (about 700 feet away); 75th Anniversary of the Madonna of the Trail Statue (about 700 feet away); Site of Springfield's First Church (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Regarding City Building. The Heritage Center of Clark County is now housed in the building and is worth a visit.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Heritage Center of Clark County web site. (Submitted on November 5, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. About the Heritage Center Building. (Submitted on November 5, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
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City Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 28, 2008
3. City Building Marker
City Building (south facade) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 28, 2008
4. City Building (south facade)
Looking west.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,093 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 4, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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