Ozarks Technical Community College in central Springfield prides itself on training students to work with the technology of the future. But the origins of one campus building are rooted firmly in the past. For our local history series, Sense of Place, KSMU’s Emma Wilson brings us the story of Lincoln School and Springfield’s segregated past.
Across the Ozarks—and throughout United States—buildings that once housed large industrial operations sit empty as manufacturing has become mechanized or jobs move overseas. In more recent years, many of these buildings have undergone transformations that bring them into the new economic environment. KSMU’s Emma Wilson brings us the story of one factory building in West Plains, Missouri that has been given a new life.