Any Springfield Oldtimers around?

Any Springfield Oldtimers around?

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Gabbylittleangel

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1 Jan 11, 2010
My family moved to Florida when I was seven years old.

I lived in Springfield in the late 1950's and early 1960's. Is there anyone in the forums that goes that far back that has any stories to tell?

Old Timer

Chesterfield, MO

#2 Feb 4, 2010
I was there in the late 60s for 3 years .. I was 17
I could tell some storys about the Old springfield night life
southsider long ago

Perry, OH

#3 Feb 12, 2010
Does anyone remember the little Normandie Hat Shop on Limestone Street?
I lived on miller st

West Liberty, KY

#4 Feb 13, 2010
southsider long ago wrote:
Does anyone remember the little Normandie Hat Shop on Limestone Street?
No I dont .. I hung out on west Main st Most of my free time
Around a little diner called The speedi ... you remember that place ?
southsider long ago

Perry, OH

#5 Feb 13, 2010
I was never familiar with the west side, sorry.

I can remember when Ringling Bros. Circus set up Big Tops on the southside near the I70 interchange off Limestone. That was back in the early 50's. They would parade through the streets...I think from the RR siding over on Yellow Springs Street.
The elephants were awesome.
Conservative

Dayton, OH

#6 Mar 15, 2010
Grew up in the 50's and 60's. Went to Hayward and South

Dad's Hamburgers
Web's
Hodges Skaing Rink
Burger Chef
Drag Racing on Main St.
Dances at Old Reid Park
Ice Skating at Snyder Park
Tea Room
Best Hoagies were from Woolworth, downtown.
Majestic Theatre
Battle of the Bands
26 cent gasoline
southsider long ago

Crossett, AR

#7 Mar 19, 2010
I was born in 1947 at City Hospital.

This is what I remember.

Produce venders operating off wooden carts at the old City Market. Matty Gutherie's lunch counter inside. Best hamburgers, french fries, and baked beans.

The Big Four train station and passenger trains pulled by steam engines. Taxies waiting. Luggage wagons.
The roundhouse near the Pennsylvania RR station on Fountain. My great Uncle and I would watch the trains come in. He was the best great uncle anyone could have.

The Edward Wren Dept. Store. John Wren (Ed's brother) was my great grandfather.
The Edward Wren residence on N. Limestone.
The John Wren residence on Fountain Ave. next to my grandmother's house on Euclid.

The 5&10's...Kressge's, Woolworth's.

Majestic, State, and Regent theaters. Wasn't there a stream running under the Regent?
My Grandma would take me to the movies. Remember seeing the release of the Doris Day/James Stewart movie "The Man Who Knew Too Much"....Que Sera Sera song.

Ker Deen Inn (John Foos residence) where we celebrated my grandmother's 80th birthday.(She lived to 100.)

The old Arcade. The Peanut Shop.

Shawnee and Bancroft Hotels.(Got a haircut at the Shawnee once - thought I was big stuff.)

Beautiful St. Raphael's Church where I was baptized.
Old St. Joseph's on the east side (Kenston St.).

Arch entrance to Snyder Park - awesome!
The Snyder Park lakes.
Buck Creek. I remember when the bridge collaped on N. Limestone in 1957.

Springfield South High School home of the Wildcats.
There was an ice cream/malt shop across the street.

Crowell/Collier Publishing Company.

Mercy Hospital. Mercycrest nursing home - ugh!- sad memories there.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Wescott Home on East High.
(That part of Springfield was always pretty with large trees and old mansions.)

Frisch's Big Boy (Rt. 40 east)...best fish sandwiches and tartar sauce.

Now I have tears in my eyes. Old men get tears in their eyes when they remember too much.
marquita

Farmington, MI

#8 Aug 9, 2010
shulers bakery, i still go there when i go home to visit
hippie

United States

#9 Aug 12, 2010
Chet and Sis corner store, Joe Longo's, dances at St. John's, Clark Jr High(getting ragged on a daily basis to get a haircut), Red Barn to catch the bus that took us to the roller rink, Claude Norman Castleberry, Jr the third, Gertrude Stein, Dene W.
many years ago

Hazard, KY

#10 Aug 15, 2010
hello, i lived on york st when i was a young girl. went to franklin jr high. was 14 then but im a ripe ol age of 52 now. anyone remember earl and ethel lucas? im one of thier daughters.
rutro

United States

#11 Oct 3, 2010
i can remember when you could walk down s. fountain ave. with out being ass raped by either a negro or a latino
russell boblitt

United States

#12 Oct 4, 2010
rutro wrote:
i can remember when you could walk down s. fountain ave. with out being ass raped by either a negro or a latino
You probably like it much better now. You're finally getting some action.
Miss that area

Celina, OH

#13 Oct 4, 2010
I know Springfield had some of the prettiest girls in the late fifties early sixties around. And, boy were some of them Frisky. Little town of Catawba outside of Springfield had some nice meat there also along with Mechanicsburgh in Champaign county. Man those were the days.
hahaha

Cincinnati, OH

#14 Oct 5, 2010
The Capri

The Bowery

Kenton Club

John's Bar
freakie

Sandy Hook, KY

#15 Oct 14, 2010
MAN do i remember John's Bar On Selma road .. Girls were hot and the beer was cold !!
clara pack

Ashland, KY

#16 Oct 19, 2010
Gabbylittleangel wrote:
My family moved to Florida when I was seven years old.
I lived in Springfield in the late 1950's and early 1960's. Is there anyone in the forums that goes that far back that has any stories to tell?
I lived there then on south schaffer st......and also franklin ave.
I had a brother named claude shepherd who was killed their on east high st,,and would love to post some pics of him and some of his friends to see if anyone remembers him,,,december 1953.
clara pack

Ashland, KY

#17 Oct 19, 2010
my brother claude shepherd was supposedly struck by a train on dec 12th 1953,whenI was 12, cant find any info on this,,
clara pack

Ashland, KY

#18 Oct 19, 2010
Gabbylittleangel wrote:
My family moved to Florida when I was seven years old.
I lived in Springfield in the late 1950's and early 1960's. Is there anyone in the forums that goes that far back that has any stories to tell?
I lived there then ,and have been trying to get info on my brother claude alfred shepherd who was supposedly struck by a train on east high street,,
guitarsteve

Fairborn, OH

#19 Feb 12, 2011
hippie wrote:
Chet and Sis corner store, Joe Longo's, dances at St. John's, Clark Jr High(getting ragged on a daily basis to get a haircut), Red Barn to catch the bus that took us to the roller rink, Claude Norman Castleberry, Jr the third, Gertrude Stein, Dene W.
Hey Hippie, we're looking for pics of Joe Longo's and Dads hamburger. Any help? I went to Clark from '58 thru '60
hippie

United States

#20 Mar 19, 2011
Sorry, wish I could help. I moved away in '67, and the only pics I have are in my head. Did do a google map on High St, and looks like Clark is no longer a school. Good luck getting pics.

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