Jesse Cormack was an early resident of Springfield, operating a tinner shop on Jefferson Street west of First Street in 1828, according to John Todd Stuart. In 1838, Cormack also was one of 101 city residents who pledged a total of $16,666.67 to help build the state capitol in Springfield.
Cormack’s shop is listed as No. 10 on the reconstructed map of 1828 Springfield. He shared the building with the office of Justice of the Peace Asa Shaw.
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