City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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Jennings Ford Building

Jennings Ford Building

431 South 4th Street, Springfield, IL

The Jennings Ford automobile dealership biding at 431 S. 4th Street is almost completely original in appearance. The building is sited on the corner of 4th and Jackson streets and designed with the elevations on each street acting as facades. The overall appearance is similar to factory building of the 1915-1930 time period. The main elevations are brick walls divided into grids by decorative white-glazed terra-cotta piers and banding. Approximately one half of the wall space is filled with windows, indicting that era’s attempt to bring as much natural light as possible to interior spaces.