The Springfield Preservation Trust provides a number of resources related to historic preservation in Springfield and hopes these resources help to advance the understanding, appreciation, and preservation of Springfield’s historic places.
The Springfield Preservation Trust has been gathering names of contractors that members have used and have found, to be honest, a good craftsman in their trades. Please let the contractors know you found them through this list, Thank You!
Educational Walking Tours
We have provided links to PDF versions of walking tours of Downtown, Armory & Quadrangle Area, Maple Hill Historic District, McKnight Historic District, and the Forest Park Heights Historic District. Enjoy!
WPA Image Project
The Works Progress Administration was the largest New Deal agency, employing millions to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads, and operated large arts, drama, media, and literacy projects. One of these projects undertaken in Springfield was the photographing of every building in the city. This project took place in 1938 & 1939 and represents what the City of Springfield looked like in the years between the Great Depression and World War II. The Springfield Preservation Trust has taken on an effort to digitally scan these images, which are found in the City of Springfield Building Department. The images are organized into albums by street which can be accessed using the links below. When viewing the individual images, click on the info icon on the top right side of the page to see the address information.
The Springfield Preservation Trust has been gathering a list of preservations for all to view. We have created a link to the preservations for you to access. Please press the button below, Thank You!
The Springfield Preservation Trust has been publishing newsletters since at least 1980. Below you will find links to all the back issues. The links will open PDF scans of the original publications.