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Historic Springfield Tour Of Homes

154 East 4th Street in Historic Springfield

154 East 4th Street in Historic Springfield

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.

154 West 5th Street

154 West 5th Street

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.

Historic Springfield Home & Garden Tour

The 35th annual Spring Home and Garden Tour, organized by the Springfield Preservation and Revitalization Council will take place this weekend, June 1-2.  Springfield was established in 1869 and is one of three federally designated historic districts in Jacksonville.  This year’s tour features five turn-of-the-century homes, three gardens,  a historic home now a family business, and St. Mary’s Chapel, built in 1912.

Hours are from 1-5 and tickets may be purchased at the door for $15.  Check in at City Kidz Cafe, 1303 N. Main Street.  For more information or to purchase advance tickets visit www.sparcouncil.org or call (904) 353-7727.