Fifth Street Flower Shop has been providing the finest floral arrangements to the Springfield metro area since 2-23-31 when Truman Cole purchased Cole Flower Shop, 318 S. 5th St, Springfield, Il, from his father Van Iles Cole and changed the name to Fifth Street Flower Shop.
In 1957 Truman Cole turned the business over to his sister & brother-in-law, Joseph & Alma Jeune Cole Harsha.
July 18, 1976 The Illinois State Journal reported the selling and future destruction of the Lincoln Theater Building, where Fifth Street Flower Shop was located. Joseph & Alma Jeune had not been officially informed of the impending loss of their shop. A flower shop had been at this location since 1915 when William Hembreiker & Van Iles Cole became partners after leaving Lincoln, Il and employment with Gullett and Sons Greenhouses.
Forced to move, Joseph & Alma Jeune relocated to 8th & Cook St.
In 1991 Patrick & Robyn O'Connor moved Fifth Street back to 5th Street.
After 40 +years in the floral business, Patrick & Robyn O'Connor decided to retire.
On September 21, 2013 they sold Fifth Street Flower Shop to Douglas & Sara Camp.
Fr. Keith Roderick & Sara Camp on left, 9/24/2013, Doug Camp designing on right
7 years later we are blessed.
Blessed with success and survival.
Blessed with an amazing staff that works as a team.
Blessed with the support of an amazing community that has helps us navigate covid.
Especially Downtown Springfield, Inc., the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and Illinois National Bank
Blessed with customers, new and old, that continue to purchase our products.
We were also Blessed by Fr. Andrew Hook, Dean, Cathedral Church of St. Paul on September 21, 2020
Most Gracious Father, we give glory for the creation of the beautiful flowers of the earth and in all their vast array and to You we give thanks for all the people you have entrusted with the care and distribution of Your perfect creation. Upon this blessing of Fifth Street Flower Shop we ask that Your Holy Presence be made know to us and we also ask the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is Lily of the Valley and the Rose of Sharon, and Saint Theresa the Little Flower who is the Patron Saint of Florists to join with us in the blessing.
Fifth Street Flower Shops commitment to quality and service has allowed us to brighten the surrounding area for almost 90 years! We are honored to have been voted ‘Best Florist’ many years running in both the “State Journal Register” and the “Illinois Times” reader’s polls. With over 75 years of combined floral experience among the current staff, you can be certain that Fifth Street Flower shop will be handled your order with the expert care and quality Springfield has grown to know and expect.