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Mattoon Street Arts Festival
September 9, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join the Springfield Preservation Trust at the 50th Annual Mattoon Streets Art Festival, which gathers more than 90 exhibitors, food vendors, strolling musicians, and community organizations and non-profits, like us! We’ll be debuting the 2024 City of Homes Calendar, which features the Forest Park Heights Historic District. Come by and learn about historic preservation, Springfield’s Most Endangered Historic Resources List, and how you can get involved to preserve and protect Springfield’s unique and important historic buildings. Plus, enjoy the historical beauty of Mattoon Street—the only street in Springfield to feature Victorian row houses on both sides of the street.
These homes date in the 1870s and 1880s and are in the heart of Springfield’s Quadrangle–Mattoon Street Historic District. Lined with herringbone brick sidewalks, London Plane trees, and cast iron street lights, Mattoon Street is a historic district unlike any other in the region, evoking scenes of Boston’s Beacon Hill and Back Bay neighborhoods. Come visit us and see the true excellence of architectural craftsmanship on Mattoon Street.