This photo from around May of 1890 shows businesses on the west side of what was still called S. Market near the corner of High Street, not long before the grand esplanade fountain, which had been dedicated the previous summer, altered the name of the street to South Fountain. Shown are Cyrus McCollough’s bargain notion shop, two groceries, those of J.B. North and A.P. Trout, and an advertisement for the upcoming performance featuring stage star Maggie Mitchell at the Grand Opera House. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CLARK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Photo: HANDOUT
Photo: HANDOUT

Springfield Then & Now: South Market’s grocer and notion shop

This photo from around May of 1890 shows businesses on the west side of what was still called South Market near the corner of High Street, not long before the grand esplanade fountain, which had been dedicated the previous summer, altered the name of the street to South Fountain.

Shown are Cyrus McCollough’s bargain notion shop, two groceries, those of J.B. North and A.P. Trout, and an advertisement for the upcoming performance featuring stage star Maggie Mitchell at the Grand Opera House.

Today, the street in called South Fountain Avenue and the building in 1890 photo were demolished long ago.

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