Monthly Archives: May 2013

Rechner’s Bakery

Rechner’s Bakery, founded by August Rechner early in the 20th century, was known for its buttercake. The business closed in the 1980s, but the vacant bakery buildings still stand at 12th and Reynolds streets. Bob Cavanagh recounted Rechner’s history in … Continue reading

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A. C. Connor’s Meat Market

A.C. Connor opened Springfield’s first cash-and-carry meat market at 628 E. Washington St. in 1907. From left: A. C. Connor, Howard Nation, Harvey Connor, Mable Worthington, Julius Schlauber, Joe Englehart and Mr. Cadwallader. Original content copyright Sangamon County Historical Society. … Continue reading

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