The Commercial Street Historic District is a national historic district located at Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. The district encompasses 57 contributing buildings in the central business district of Springfield. The district developed between about 1870 and 1935, and includes representative examples of Romanesque Revival and Victorian style architecture. Notable buildings include the Thos. Murray Building (1908), Fire Station No. 2 (1904), Perkins Hotel (1902-1908), Bank of Springfield (c. 1884), Bakers' Union Hall (1908), Uncle Carl Baden's Pawn Shop (1902-1910), and Commercial Club (c. 1924-1928). The Jefferson Avenue Footbridge over the railroad tracks is a separately listed historic structure adjacent to the district It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The six-block district is designated by the Environmental Protection Agency as a Brownfield Land. Key components of the revitalization will include improved stormwater management, use of alternative energy sources, and the reduction of the district’s carbon footprint. EPA assistance will provide guidance on green infrastructure and green design techniques for several properties in the redevelopment district.
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