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Springfield Walking Tours

November 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm EST

Jim Boone will lead the Historic McKnight Neighborhood tour, on November 12.

James Boone, a longtime member of the preservation trust and a McKnight resident for 46 years, will lead a tour through his historic neighborhood. The area includes some 800 homes that were constructed between 1870 and 1890 by the McKnight brothers.

Boone will discuss the history and architecture of the neighborhood. The tour will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Thompson Triangle at Worthington Street and St. James Avenue. The tour is free and requires no advance registration.

Tour Guidelines

  • No one should participate that is sick or feeling any COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, coughing and or trouble breathing.
  • Participants may wear masks but are not required to during the tour.
  • Participants are recommended to avoid close contact, such as shaking hands, or high-fives.
  • Participants may practice social distancing during the tour.

The tours are sponsored by the Cultural Council.

The Springfield Preservation Trust was founded in 1972 to help preserve and protect historic city properties.

Dear Springfield Preservation Trust Supporters,

Buy a City of Homes 2023 calendar today. It is the perfect gift for birthdays, the holidays, and a great keepsake. The calendar this year will be highlighting the McKnight neighborhood. Thank you to all of our sponsors for supporting the calendar!  To see the complete list of our sponsors please visit our website https://springfieldpreservation.org/2023-calendar/ .   Calendars are $15 each and are available at the following locations:

Flowers Flowers, 758 Sumner Avenue

The Flower Box, 596 Carew Street

Springfield Visitor Center, 1319 Main Street

Support SPT by purchasing the calendar online at https://springfieldpreservation.org/2023-calendar/ . Online orders include an additional $7 for shipping and handling fees.

Thank you again for supporting Springfield Preservation Trust!


November 12
10:30 am - 12:00 pm EST