Springfield Museums Press Releases

Walking Tour to View the Oldest Buildings in Springfield

General Museum News

July 30, 2012

Bob McCarroll, a member of the Springfield Preservation Trust and Springfield Historical Commission, will lead a walking tour to view some of the oldest buildings in the city on Saturday, August 11, from 10:30 am-noon.

Many of downtown Springfield's early buildings were wiped out by dynamic growth in the late 19th and early 20th centuries or by urban renewal of the 1960s. The tour will focus on buildings remaining from the first three quarters of the 19th century. 

The tour is part of the Second Saturday Walking Tour series, co-sponsored by the Armoury-Quadrangle Civic Association and the Springfield Museums. Walking tour tickets may be purchased in the museum Welcome Center at 21 Edwards Street on the day of the event. Tickets are free for members of the civic association or of the museums. Tickets for non-members are $5 per person. All proceeds will go toward improvements to the neighborhood.

For additional information, call the Armoury-Quadrangle Civic Association at 413.747.1830 or email aqca@kimballtowers.com.

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