Springfield Then & Now: Allan Apartments, one of the most modern in Ohio



Opened in 1917, the Allan Apartments, named after Allan McGregor Jr., son of Allan McGregor of Brain-McGregor Real Estate and grandson of M.G. Stimmel, were located on the old William Whitley property at the southwest corner of High and East Streets.

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It was touted as one of the most modern apartment buildings in Ohio and was already at full occupancy well before opening. The building was equipped with a vacuum vapor heating system, an incinerator plant, and a complete laundry.

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Today, while hidden behind trees and ivy, the Allan Apartments still stand at the corner of East High Street and East Street.

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