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Reviewing some very early business ads
9-13-1917 Dort Car Ad
Above is an ad for the Dort automobile sales from the Sept. 13, 1917 issue of the Springfield Herald. - photo by Photo provided

I would like to apologize for an error and untrue statement at the end of last week’s story. Springfield Building Supply is still in business at 828 South Laurel St. in Springfield, south of Heritage Bank of the South, providing building supplies for our residents in Springfield.

This was written by Susan Exley of Historic Effingham Society.  If you have photos, comments or information to share, contact her at 754-6681 or email her at