“PLEASE GO SEE THIS SITE: http://springfieldrewind.com/kerasotes-building-1928/
THERE ARE PICTURES THERE OF OUR BUILDING AND ABOUT THE SO-CALLED ARCHITECT. IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY, MICHAEL’S UNCLE LOUIS WAS NOT WORKING WITH HIS BROTHER AT THE TIME BECAUSE OF A FEUD WITH HIM AND THE COUTRECONS ( spelling? ) REGARDING THIER CANDY SHOP WHERE THE MYERS BUILDING NOW STANDS. Gus and Flora didn’t bring them into the business until after Nick was born. He was the third oldest. Anthony Flora’s Favorite Child died in the war. He was born between George and Nick or Nicholas.
And i have to read this article over and the people’s comments for some seem correct and other’s wrong. there were no women attorney’s in Springfield at the time and maybe there are now but i doubt it Some Law Lincoln Established Prohibiting Women from Working as Attorneys in Downtown Springfield because of the Coloured and Negro Populations there. Women and Suffragettes were banned because they discriminated against Negroes and The Coloured Abraham Lincoln Said. Please Check. Thanks.
Kindest regards, me Mike Kerasotes (c) 2015 kerasotes”
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Kerasotes Building (1928)
Posted by Russ | Published on December 11, 2007
KERASOTES LET CONTRACT FOR NEW BUILDING
The Journal – 12/5/1926
Contract for the three-story building to be erected at the northeast corner of Sixth and Washington streets was awarded yesterday by Gus and Louis Kerasotes to the J. Clyde Evans Construction company.
Work on actual construction of the new building is scheduled to begin this week, it was announced. The building will have a steel frame with light terra cotta finish on the west and south sides. The frame and foundations will be designed to support an eight story structure if it is desired to enlarge the building at any future time.
Plans for the building drawn by Carl T. Meyer, architect, provide for six store rooms on the first floor and twenty office rooms for the second and third floors, ten office rooms to each floor.
The structure will be fire-proof and modern throughout. The office rooms will be of strictly modern design and will be fully equipped with modern facilities.
It was planned at first to finish the building on the south and west sides with brick and white stone trim. The decision to use light terra cotta similar to that on the Broadwell building will make the structure one of unusual beauty.
The work of clearing away the debris from the old building is practically completed. This work has been delayed somewhat because of the presence of a concrete vault in the basement.
Posted in Old Posts | Tagged 1920s, 6th, Theater, Washington | 11 Comments
December 12, 2007 at 12:31 am
Hotel and Restaurant
Anyone know anything about the building immediately to the east on Washington?
June 8, 2008 at 11:06 am
During the late 50’s and early 60’s there was a “Fishmans” and “Cannon’s” just to the east.
A little beyond was also a movie theater the State.
August 13, 2009 at 4:20 pm
Carl T Meyer, the architect designed my house at 2021 Illini. I can find the Southtown cinama, Hickox Apartments and the Heart Theater in Effingham but would like to know other buildings. His plans are not dated but house was built in 1936/37. Features of the house are ten doors from the post office Monroe and 6th torn down in 1928. Also is a fountain of unknown history. House was built for Booth-Thomas. Seeking other buildings and a little history about Meyer
October 9, 2012 at 6:33 pm
Carl T. Meyer the architect (wife Antoinette) was my grandfather and Carl T. Meyer, Jr., (wife Mary) a Springfield attorney, was my uncle. My mother has some information about buildings he designed and also Lincoln Library has some information and photos.
August 30, 2013 at 4:18 pm
I am looking for blueprints of the Will Rogers theater that your grandfather designed. Would you or any of his descendents have blueprints or other documentation of his work? I found some at the Lincoln Library, but not the WR. I am doing a documentary on the Will Rogers Theater.
September 11, 2013 at 3:29 pm
Lisa, how can I get in touch with you about your grandfather? Please contact me at email@example.com or 217-508-8237
November 15, 2009 at 12:40 pm
Tom, I can fill in a little more on Carl Meyer. My parents were good friends with him and his wife Mary. Call me, Bill
September 11, 2013 at 3:32 pm
Do you have contact information for either Carl or Mary or their children? I am researching Carl T. Meyer, architect.
May 31, 2010 at 2:30 pm
wow Slim, I remember those! The people who owned the house I grew up in before we did owned Cannons. Simon family…
My dad spent a lot of time in Fishman’s for gun supplies 🙂
April 24, 2014 at 5:45 am
I USE TO HANG OUT AT THE KERASOTES OFFICE AS A KID. A CLASS MATE’S MOM WAS A SECRETARY THERE. I ALSO WENT TO SATURDAY SHOWS AND CONTEST AT THE STATE THEATER. I’D HANG OUT IN THE MANAGER’S OFFICE LOOKING AT OLD LOBBY CARDS. WE USE TO SHOP FISHMANS AND THE WAR SURPLUS STORE WHERE I HAD A STOCKING CAP LIKE RAIDAR ON MASH. I ALSO GOT MY HAIRCUT AT THE BARBERSHOP ON THE EASTSIDE OF THE THEATER. I GOT COMICBOOKS AT THE USED COMICS STORE 7TH AND WASHINGTON. I STILL HAVE A FUR COAT FROM THE HUB.
March 9, 2015 at 5:15 pm
Our parents told us not to go east past 6th St because it approached the “bad” parts of town, but we did. I was on the upper floors of Fishman’s once. What a mess! I still have binoculars I bought at Cannon War Surplus.
There were a couple of flophouse hotels in this block where a bed could be had for as little as 50 cents a night in the late 50’s.
If I remember correctly, the State Theatre had no concession stand, just a coin-operated popcorn machine.
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