City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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African American Thematic Survey

Fever River Research (Springfield, Illinois), in conjunction with the City Of Springfield and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, is conducting an architectural survey of a large section of Springfield's East Side. As part of this survey, we are developing an historic context statement entitled "the African American Experience in Springfield, Illinois." This context statement will identify themes (and/or events) that have had a significant impact on the residents of the community, and to identify people, places, and buildings once associated with those themes. Ultimately, the goal is to determine if a Multiple Property National Register of Historic Places nomination is warranted.

With this in mind, we are requesting input from the public to assist us in identifying events, people, and places that are significant to the African American community of Springfield, Illinois.

   Thematic Survey

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