A historic area of Missouri, and it is found in the downtown Springfield area. This spot is called, "Walnut Street." Walnut Street famous for its old-world 19th century appeal and setting. This historical district is your ticket toward the world of simpler time, and old world values.
On Walnut Street you will find the traditional brick and stone walkways, shakes and shingles, and lead and stained glass that you will not find with today's construction. On Walnut Street you will find every square foot of this historical area with its own story to tell. Here you will find something to satisfy in downtown Springfield, Missouri. Whether your interests are in history and culture, coffee and shopping, or dining and nightlife entertainment, Walnut Street will have you covered.
Following the Civil War the area of Springfield, Missouri made itself a popular home to the upper middleclass. The area soon developed The Queen Anne Style of building, also called the "painted lady of American residential architecture." Within this community you will also find what is often referred to as the "crown jewel", and that is the Christ Episcopal Church.
Within this community you will find several bed and breakfasts, merchants, and other professionals all doing what they need to do to keep alive the spirit of the past. Then from May to December you will be able to see, and take part in, several free concerts, activities, and other events all in downtown Springfield on historic Walnut Street.
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