Category Archives: Fever River

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library site (Fever River)

The site of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential  Library and Museum is one of five areas of Springfield that Fever River Research has studied exhaustively.  The resulting reports  are extraordinarily informative historical and archaeological analyses. Fever River Research says it “specializes … Continue reading

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Aristocracy Hill neighborhood (Fever River)

Springfield’s Aristocracy Hill neighborhood, which takes in an area just south of downtown, is one of five areas of Springfield that have been exhaustively studied by Fever River Research of Springfield. The resulting reports  are extraordinarily informative historical and archaeological … Continue reading

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City Water, Light and Power Lakeside Facility (Fever River)

Floyd Mansberger and Christopher Stratton of Fever River Research completed a study in 2012 of City Water, Light and Power’s Lakeside Facility — both electric and water plants — preparatory to applying for designation by the National Register of Historic … Continue reading

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Early Springfield (Barringer map)

The map at right was created for Dr. Floyd Barringer’s 1971 booklet Tour of Historic Springfield. Fever River Research, in its  Aristocracy Hill  and Enos Park surveys, along with its archaeological survey prior to construction of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential … Continue reading

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Enos Flats (photo)

The Enos Flats, built in 1892, are the oldest remaining example of a multi-family dwelling in Springfield, according to Fever River Research’s architectural survey (1997, revised in 2005) of the Enos Park neighborhood. The buildings, at 716-24 N. Fifth St., … Continue reading

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Enos Park neighborhood (Fever River)

The Enos Park neighborhood, north of downtown, is one of five areas of Springfield that have been exhaustively studied by Fever River Research. The resulting reports  are extraordinarily informative historical and archaeological analyses. (The Enos Park report formerly was available online; … Continue reading

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‘The Old Hay Market’ (photo)

Springfield’s hay market once was on the northwest corner of Seventh and Jefferson streets. In the background is the pre-1927 Springfield Police Station. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, reprinted in Fever River Research’s study of the proposed site of the Abraham … Continue reading

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Herman-Laubheimer Brewery

The Herman-Laubheimer Brewery lasted only a few years in the 1860s and ’70s at the southwest corner of Amos and Jefferson streets, but a last few vestiges resurfaced — literally — in the 1990s. The operation began after Frank A. … Continue reading

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Hickox Apartments

The Hickox Apartments, built at Fourth and Cook streets beginning in the mid-1920s, are a five-building, 100-unit complex that “brought social respectability to apartment living” in Springfield, according to Fever River Research’s 2003 study of the Aristocracy Hill neighborhood. Builder … Continue reading

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Illinois Executive Mansion, 1860 (lithograph)

The Illinois Executive Mansion is one of the three oldest continuously occupied governor’s mansions in the U.S. Since the lithograph above was done, the mansion has lost the cupola, the columns on the entrance portico and the balconies. (Reprinted in The … Continue reading

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