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James A. Stubbs masonry

James A. Stubbs (1864-1937) was a builder, brick and masonry contractor and landlord for 45 years in Springfield. His work was generally unmarked,¬† but many of his buildings still stand and are a distinctive part of the city’s fabric. Stubbs, … Continue reading

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Franciscan Life Center (former Franciscan motherhouse)

The Hospital Sisters of St. Francis ¬†operated a convent and church on a 300-acre site northeast of Springfield from 1917 until 2021. The order of Roman Catholic nuns, which began providing medical care in central Illinois in 1875, bought the … Continue reading

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