Tlie city I cKose
and other points of interest of
Copyriebt 1923. By W. K. JENKINS.
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PLACES IN SPRINGFIELD. ILLINOIS. MARKED WITH BRONZE TABLETS
Site of Joshua Fbt Speed's Gexekal Stoke.
107 South Fifth Street.
Above this store Lincoln shared a sleeping
room with Speed, on first coming to Springfield,
Site op Sbcoxd PBESBTTnu.\x CnrKCH.
217 South Fourth Street.
Here Lincoln attended the first session of the
Illinois House of Representatives (1839-1S40) fol-
lowing the removal of the Capitol from Vandalia.
Site of the Globe Taveks.
315 East Adams Street.
Here Lincoln and his wife lived from the time
of their marriage until May 2. 1844. Here Robert
Lincoln was bom.
Smith. C. M. BtntDi^ic.
328 East Adams Street.
In a room on the third floor of this buildin?
Lincoln In January, 1861, wrote his inaugural
Wabash Freight House.
Tenth and ilonroe Streets.
This in 1861 was the passenger station of the
Great Western Railroad. Here, on the morning
of February 11. 1861. Lincoln delivered his fare-
well address from the rear platform of his car.
Site op Ilusois State Joc^v.ai..
116-118 North Sixth Street.
Here Lincoln first received the news (May 18,
1860) of his nomination for President of United
Pl-blic Receivi:«g Vacxt Oak Ridge Cemetebt.
The body of Abraham Lincoln lay in this vault
from the day of his funeral. May 4, 1865. until
December 21, 1865.
Site of the Fiest Presbvteeia:« Church.
302 East Washington Street.
Lincoln rented a pew here, and with his
family attended services, 1842-1861.
Chicago & Altos R.ulroad Passe.vgeb Station.
Third and Jefferson Streets.
Abraham Lincoln's body was brought to
Springfield by special funeral train, reaching this
station May 3, 1865.
The Li.xcolx HoMESTr_\D.
Eighth and Jackson Streets.
Open to the public, 10 to 12 a. m., 2 to 5 p. m.
Camp V.\te-s 1861.
Comer Douglas Avenue and Governor Street.
Here General U. S. Grant began his Civil
SPRINGFIELD, the capital of Illinois
since so created by act of legislature
in 1837, was founded in 1819. and lies in
the heart of the Great Middlewest, in the
center of the vast agricultural and coal pro-
ducing regions. It is a city of 60.000 people
within the city limits. 75.000 including con-
tiguous settlements, and is constantly grow-
ing and expanding.
As a place to be called "The City in
which I Live'" it is unusually attractive, with
its thousand acres of park lands, including
two of the most beautiful parks in the
United States, one of them named for Lin-
coln and one for Washington, and five hun-
dred acres recently acquired for future park
cultivation; its beautifully developed resi-
dence sections, where are to be found some
of the loveliest homes in America; its $5.-
000.000 system of public and parochial
schools, private seminaries and excellent
business colleges; the splendid educational
advantages of its fine city and state librar-
ies; its fifty-eight churches valued at $1,-
789.000; its finely operating form of com-
mission government; its position as seat of
the Sangamon county government; as the
seat of the state government with the beau-
tiful state buildings including the magnifi-
cent new Illinois Centennial Building among
its show places; its importance as the loca-
tion of the Federal Court and United States
District Court officials; its manufacturing
and industrial facilities of a hundred or more
factories of varied nature furnishing occupa-
tion to 10.000 people, and the great many
other advantages which it offers to progress-
ive and public spirited men and women
Four outstanding advantages which com-
mand attention point to the desirability of
Springfield as a home and business center:
Springfield has the lowest priced coal in the
United States, due to the fact that it lies in
the heart of Illinois' great coal fields, elim-
inating transportation costs. It has the
lowest power and electric rates in the United
States, outside the hydro-electric field, with
the amazingly low rate of one and one-half
cents per K.W.H. or less according to con-
sumption. It has also the lowest water rate
in Illinois, proven by all available statistics
and by atcual working costs. And it has
unexcelled transportation facilities with
seven of the great trunk railroads which tra-
verse this immense agricultural area leading
into the city, and with surface lines of the
most progressive type within the city itself.
Financially Springfield has one of the
soundest and most progressive banking sys-
tems in the country, headed by men of
integrity and true citizenship, nine great in-
stitutions w^ith massed resources of more
than $35,000,000, with industrial banks in
workingmen's districts and loan associations
Virith assets of $4,500,000 for the benefit of
The splendid civic spirit of the city is
manifested in its progressive Chamber of
Commerce with 2,000 working members,
its six men's clubs, its advanced and active
clubs for women, its splendidly efficient Y.
M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A., and its one hun-
dred and thirty-eight fraternal societies. Its
fine hotels offer the visitors homes, and its
clubs provide them places of recreation, its
excellent theatres entertainment. It will
soon be the home also of one of the most
magnificent Masonic cathedrals in America,
plans for which are now being drawn.
Not th.e least outstanding in point of
Springfield's desirability as a residence and
business location is the City Zoning and
Planning Commission with the great City
Plan which has been proposed and adopted
and which will set Springfield in the fore-
ground of America's proud list of cities of
beauty and distinction.
And then there is Springfield's own Hall
of Fame which contains illustrious names of
men who have done things and v^rhom the
world recognizes. Not alone that of the
Immortal Lincoln, but America's great poet,
Nicholas Vachel Lindsay; its great novelist,
Edgar Lee Masters, accorded one of ten
outstanding world wfriters; its great states-
man and writer. Brand Whitlock. former
Minister to Belgium; that minister and es-
sayist. Dr. Frank Crane, and that Lincoln
historian and writer of charm. Henry B.
Rankin, ^re names which have added proud
luster to Springfield.
As a World Shrine, because of the World
Beloved Lincoln, as the capital of the great
commonwealth of Illinois, and as a metrop-
olis of the great Middlewest, Springfield
welcomes the traveler and visitor, whence
he may come, wherever he may go.
nUnolH Wiilcli Compiiii)'.
Sangamo Electric Company.
\\ea\iT Miinudu-t urine Cuinpuny.
St Nicholas Hotel
The First National Bank
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THE SCHOOLS OF SPRINGFIELD
IN the year 1914 the Springfield Board of
Education together with a group of in-
terested citizens invited the Russell Sage
Foundation to make a survey of the Spring-
field schools and offer recommendations
for a future program.
Since then it has been the policy of each
successive Board of Education to work
toward the objectives set forth in this Sur-
vey with the gratifying result that the
Springfield schools now rank with the most
progressive schools in the country.
Of the twenty buildings used for school
purposes all are in excellent repair, while
fifteen are comparatively new and built ac-
cording to the latest standard school re-
quirements. All of the buildings except one
are provided with auditoriums, shops, and
The senior High School completed in the
year 1917 represented at that time an in-
vestment of $450,000. A recent valuation
placed the estimate at $1,000,000 for build-
ing and equipment. The total valuation of
school property amounts to approximately
$5,000,000. The annual cost of school ad-
ministration is around $1,000,000, •while
the assessed valuation of the school district
is a little over $30,000,000.
Nearly 12,000 children are enrolled in
the schools for the year 1922-2 3. These
1 2,000 children are educated in a system of
schools comprising kindergartens in every
district, eighteen elementary schools, one
central junior high school, and one senior
high school. Tlie educational staff consists
of 350 members, not including nurses and
special teachers in special departments such
as visiting teacher, and teachers for un-
graded rooms, and supervisors.
Supervised study is maintained in the
senior high and junior high institutions,
while upper grade work in the elementary
schools has been departmentalized. For the
past ten years the schools have been grad-
ually modernized so that the system now
holds a conspicuous place among the
schools of the middle west.
High School Building.
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