City of Springfield, Illinois

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Bell Miller Apartments

Bell Miller Apartments

835 South 6th Street, Springfield, IL

Miss Bell Miller, born in 1870, was one of Springfield’s first professional businesswoman. At a young age, she started her own floral business eventually building greenhouses that nearly covered a city block. In 1909 she completed the construction of Springfield’s first modern apartment building. This building, currently on the corner of Second and Canedy Streets, was designed by the prominent architectural firm of Helmle and Helmle. Court Conn, a Springfield caterer, last purchased the building and the building was restored and converted to a bed and breakfast.