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Erected in 1891, this beautiful building is one of Springfield's more prominent landmarks. It was designed in the Richardsonian Romanesque style (the only building designed as such in the city) and has served a few of purposes for the city. It was first a federal Customhouse and Post Office before becoming City Hall in 1931. Today, it is the headquarters of the Springfield Fire Department. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.


  • The former City Hall building was originally a federal customshouse and post office. Today, it is the headquarters of the city fire department.
Soren, Noelle. "U.S. Customhouse and Post Office." National Parks Service - National Register of Historic Places. June 27, 1979. https://dnr.mo.gov/shpo/nps-nr/79001360.pdf.

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