Monthly Archives: March 2016

John Schroeder (auto dealer)

See The Extraordinary Ordinary, 113 W. Mulberry St., Chatham.

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L. Winston Associates trade school

See The Extraordinary Ordinary, 113 W. Mulberry St., Chatham.

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Everett Cary Chevrolet, Chatham

See The Extraordinary Ordinary, 113 W. Mulberry St., Chatham.

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Community Chevrolet, Chatham

See The Extraordinary Ordinary, 113 W. Mulberry St., Chatham.

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The Extraordinary Ordinary — 113 W. Mulberry St., Chatham

Note: This entry has been revised, thanks to information provided by Chatham-area Facebook users. Buildings customarily gain historic reputations from their age or because of their connections to a prominent person or event.  We also like them decorated in an … Continue reading

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Ben Victor (pharmacist, Thrifty Drugs chairman)

Benjamin “Mr. Ben” Victor (1908-88) was a Springfield pharmacist, founder and chairman of Illinois Thrifty Drugs, and philanthropist. The fall 2000 edition of Aspects magazine, published by Southern Illinois School of Medicine, gives a good synopsis of Victor’s business and … Continue reading

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‘Dodds’ Corner’

A fortuitous location made “Dodds’ Corner,” named after a drugstore on the northwest corner of Fifth and Monroe streets, one of Springfield’s best-known landmarks for more than 70 years. Richard Dodds (1851-1921) went into business at the corner when he bought … Continue reading

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