Springfield: restoring history

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  • | 12:00 p.m. October 14, 2003
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Springfield Restoration Group (SRG) has two new homes featuring its Sheftall design under construction in the Springfield section of Jacksonville.

The historically accurate homes at 1731 Silver Street and 330 W. 5th Street are expected to be complete in late November.

“Our Sheftall design has the look of a fully renovated historic home,” said Ed Mitchell of SRG. “However, these homes are newly constructed historic replicas that blend with the existing architecture of Springfield. SRG is focusing on new home construction in this wonderful neighborhood. We’re proud to be part of the efforts to revitalize historic Springfield.”

The Sheftall is named after Leeroy Sheftall, who began working as an architectural apprentice in 1907 with Henry Klutho, a man often considered Jacksonville’s greatest architect and artist.

In 1911, Sheftall joined in partnership with another apprentice, Earl Mark. The architectural firm of Mark & Sheftall designed buildings in a variety of styles popular during the early 20th century. They were credited with the design of many landmark buildings in Jacksonville as well as 50 schools around the state.