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Tuesday, August 08, 2006



Eighth and Myrtle, Springfield, Illinois.

Will Howarth, in his News & Views: SHS '58, recently mentioned the old Heinicke lawn mower factory. The building later housed Capitol Group (f/k/a Capitol Plumbing & Heating). My mom worked for the latter as the switchboard operator until her retirement in about 1990. I even worked there off and on during high school. I have a lot of fond memories of this building and its people.

The south end of this old brick structure was practically ripped apart by the March 12, 2006, tornado. So, they decided to tear down the whole thing.

Posted by Marie at August 8, 2006 12:17 AM


Marie, thanks for the cross-posting. I forwarded a copy to Leslie and Ann. --Will Howarth

Posted by: Will Howarth at August 8, 2006 10:47 AM