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, synopsized Victor’s business and charitable activities. The profile … 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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