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Chatterton Place

Chatterton Place

123/125 South 5th Street, Springfield, IL

The building at 121 South 5th Street was build for Chatterton’s Jewelry Store in 1853. The building is significant under Springfield’s Landmark Designation Standards due to the fact that it is a mid 19th century example of eclectic styles of architecture used in the commercial development of the Springfield Business District in this era.

The original building was a one story and frame. According to Paul Angle’s, Here I Have Lived, A History of Lincoln’s Springfield 1821-1865. The Chatterton’s Jewelry store occupied the building from 1853-1898.