Growth and History
Springfield is a historic neighborhood, located just north of the downtown Urban Core. Established in 1869, it experienced its greatest growth (from the early 1880s through the 1920s). The Springfield Historic District is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and contains some of the city's best examples of 19th and early 20th century architecture. The neighborhood organization, Springfield Preservation and Revitalization Council, or SPAR, has served as a resource and advocate for our community since 1974, and is a 501c3 non-profit organization. SPAR facilitates improvements in quality-of-life and work to preserve the unique character of our neighborhood, engaging with city leaders and lawmakers, hosting popular public events and helping residents directly. SPAR’s Mission is: to ensure Historic Springfield is a preferred place to live and do business by leading programs that drive the preservation, revitalization, and balanced growth of our community. To learn more about the Springfield Historic District, visit SPAR’s website at: https://www.sparcouncil.org/
Springfield. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and contains some of the city's best examples of 19th and early 20th century architecture.