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Historic Midtown

Springfield's largest nationally registered historic district. Bringing good neighbors together through events while inviting all of Springfield Missouri to Midtown.

Many things bring us together, but it's a love for this area and sense of well being and community that hold us here.


Midtown Neighborhood Clean Up
Saturday, November 14th, 8am to noon, rain or shine
Cox North Parking Lot (1471 North Benton Avenue)
Midtown Residents Only

We CAN Accept: yard waste, leaves & limbs
We CANNOT Accept: trash, recycling or household items

Curbside Pick Up: is available to the elderly and disabled, or anyone who cannot transport items to Cox North.  Someone from the residence MUST be present during the pick up, and if capable, should help load and unload items. For curbside pick up please call Brian Shipman at 880-2855 or email: midtown.sgf@gmail.com

Midtown’s 24th Annual Victorian Christmas Homes Tour
with historic firehouse #2, a fine arts show and craft fair!
Friday, December 4, 5pm to 9pm & Saturday, December 5, 12 noon to 5pm 2015

Step back in time and stroll through some of Springfield’s finest historic homes all dressed for the holidays! Encounter Midtown residents dressed in period Victorian clothing. We have a very exciting variety with four homes, the historic Commercial street firehouse #2 and Sacred Heart Church all built during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.

This year’s institutional stop is the historic firehouse #2 on Commercial street, 101 E. Commercial, built in 1902, featuring the STONE EFFECTS HOLIDAY STUDIO SHOW with fine original art on display and for sale.  Sculpture, photography, pottery, jewelry, copper-work, baskets, paintings and more with refreshments and a free door prize drawing for artwork from each artist.

The headquarters for tickets and shuttles to all tour stops will be the Drury Diversity Center
located within the historic Washington Avenue Baptist Church (corner of Drury Lane & Bob Barker Blvd., built in 1885).

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets are on sale Nov 23 – Dec 4 (6pm), at: Maschino’s, Enterprise Lanes, Sunshine Lanes and Midtown Pharmacy (811 E. Division St). Tickets will be available during the tour at Drury Diversity Center, Sacred Heart Church and historic Commercial street firehouse #2.

Visit the 10th annual Sacred Heart Church Craft Sale (1609 N. Summit, 417- 869-3646, built in 1886), Friday evening December 4 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm & Saturday December 5 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. See many local crafters with great Christmas gift ideas.

Please park in the lot adjacent to the Drury Diversity Center or in the lot directly across the street. We do not recommend street parking, traffic may become a little congested.

This event occurs within the Midtown Historic District which is Springfield’s largest nationally recognized historic district and is sponsored by the Midtown Neighborhood Association.

For more information contact Midtown at email: midtown.sgf@gmail.com  or 417-496-8539




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