How to Save a House: Pathways to Preservation,
How do you save a property from the wrecking ball or insensitive alterations? There is a large toolbox available to would-be preservationists, but it takes forward-thinking to ensure a house survives into the future. We will cover the menu of options available to protect properties – the National Register, historic districts, preservation easements, and more! - and how these tools differ from one another. This lecture will take place through Facebook Live on April 27 at 7pm.
Second Saturday Walking Tour: McKnight Historic District
Join Jim Boone for the “Great Houses of the McKnight Historic District” walking tour, part of our Second Saturday Walking Tour series, on April 8 at 10:30am. Participants will learn about the history and architecture of the McKnight neighborhood and see some of the great houses that led to Springfield being called “The City Of Homes.” The Second Saturday Walking Tour series is co-presented by the Springfield Preservation Trust and Springfield Museums, and is sponsored by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council..
Introducing the 2023 Most Endangered Historic Resources List
Join the Springfield Preservation Trust, as we review this year’s Most Endangered Historic Resources List. The 2023 Most Endangered Historic Resources List highlights historic properties in immediate danger of demolition or disrepair. The purpose of this list is to make public notice of important properties worth saving, through actions such as advocacy or redevelopment. The Trust’s hope is that individuals or organizations experienced or interested in historic preservation will take interest in acquiring and restoring these iconic and important properties, which add character and vibrancy to our city. March 23, 7:00 - 8:30pm though a virtual meeting (Zoom, streamed to Facebook Live).
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The mission of the Springfield Preservation Trust is to preserve and protect properties in Springfield, Massachusetts which have architectural, historic, educational, or general cultural significance for public edification and enjoyment.
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