The Jaxson presents: Historic Springfield walking tour
In honor of Women's History Month, join The Jaxson on Saturday, March 25, for a walking tour of historic Springfield.
Historic Springfield Tour
On Saturday, March 25, Join The Jaxson’s Kelsi Hasden, Ennis Davis, Bill Delaney and Mike Field for a guided Women’s History Month-themed walking tour of Springfield, one of Jacksonville’s most popular historic neighborhoods.
Established as a mixed-use neighborhood north of Downtown Jacksonville in 1869, Springfield is home to some of the city’s best examples of historic architecture in a wide variety of styles including frame vernacular, Queen Anne, Craftsman, Mediterranean Revival and Prairie School. Appropriate for Women’s History Month, Springfield is home to buildings designed by Henrietta Dozier, Jacksonville’s first female architect, and of the Springfield Improvement Association and Women’s Club, which helped shape the face of the neighborhood and the wider city. Today, it boasts a thriving collection of women-owned small businesses and eateries.
In recent years Springfield’s walkable streets and attractive buildings have made it one of the hottest neighborhoods in the Urban Core, and as a result, it has seen considerable change, including new development and the pressures of gentrification and displacement. The tour will explore the iconic neighborhood’s history and the trends shaping its future.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased on Eventbrite here for tours beginning at 9, 9:30 and 10 a.m. Saturday, March 25. Kids 12 and under are free. The tour starts and ends outside 1748 Bakehouse at 1748 North Main Street, Jacksonville, FL 32206. Street parking is free.
For a look at The Jaxson’s slate of walking tours for spring 2023, visit here. For any questions, contact Bill Delaney at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ennis Davis at email@example.com.
Article by Ennis Davis, AICP. Contact Ennis at firstname.lastname@example.org.