Author Topic: Neighborhoods: Springfield Warehouse District  (Read 3197 times)

mbwright

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Re: Neighborhoods: Springfield Warehouse District
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2013, 03:05:37 PM »
Thanks for the research  My wife is closely related to W. S. Dorsey.    He also had a general store around 1905 near Bay st, about where the Omni is now.  Same Dorsey that was also in Gainesville.

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Re: Neighborhoods: Springfield Warehouse District
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2013, 10:07:41 AM »
For anyone interested, the warehouse located at 2303 Market Street, sight of the former Hutting Sash and Door Company, sold last week for $120,000.  This was one of my favorite buildings in Springfield. I showed it to several prospective buyers. It was in good condition, 57,000 square feet, with mostly original heart pine post and beam construction inside. I personally thought it would have been a perfect sight for Intuition Ale Works because the back of the buidling was two stories high and might have been able to accomodate the taller brewing canisters they use. If anyone knows who bought it please give us some insight as to what the new owner plans for this location.

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Re: Neighborhoods: Springfield Warehouse District
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2013, 10:15:11 AM »
I'm just hoping they use it.  I ran into a commercial broker earlier this year and he was telling me how valuable the materials in those old warehouses would be if they were demolished and sold off.  He specifically mentioned heart pine and brick.
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Re: Neighborhoods: Springfield Warehouse District
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2013, 10:27:30 AM »
Yes, I know exactly what you mean. There is a tremendous amount of lumber in there. A ton underneath the floor, too. It sits on huge timbers, I imagine are pine as well.

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Re: Neighborhoods: Springfield Warehouse District
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2013, 12:46:28 PM »
Oh, no!