The Springfield Historic District, located just North of downtown Jacksonville, was the living area for the wealthy and famous at the turn of the century. But later, the area fell into disrepair and neglect, as families moved further away from town.
Thanks to an active group of urban pioneers, the community survived, and that sense of pride is strong as homeowners are restoring the historic homes and returning to live in the city.
Springfield is blessed with unique homes and architecture, plentiful parks, tree-lined streets and sidewalks, and proximity to Downtown amenities. Each year, select homeowners open their homes for the tour. This year marked the 37th year of the Historic Tour of Homes, and eight properties were featured.