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Hawthorne Place

The developers of the Hawthorne Place subdivision were ahead of their time. Its construction, starting in 1902, triggered Springfield’s suburban growth and created new ways of living for residents of the city. Hawthorne Place, which takes in Whittier, Lowell and … Continue reading

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Illini Country Club

Illini Country Club was founded in 1906 on 138 acres of farmland off Chatham Road that was purchased from Noble Wiggins. Illini was an outgrowth of the Springfield Golf Club, which had owned what now is the Pasfield Park Golf … Continue reading

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