Jacksonville Historic Preservation Awards


Exciting News! Springfield Improvement Association and Archives (SIAA)
has been selected as one of the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission’s
2017 Preservation Award recipients for the City Hall historic window displays.

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Corinne Scott Elementary School


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Last week, we made a very interesting discovery in SIAA's large collection of uncataloged historical materials. A Springfield homeowner had requested images from the former Corinne Scott Elementary School (1926-1991), a Market Street building converted to condos in 2007. After a brief search, we found a box labeled with the school's name that contains bound scrapbooks and loose photos representing class photos dating from the early 1960s through the middle 1980s. On further research, we were able to determine that a former teacher, Ms. Dorie Sparkman, saved these photos from their library when the school closed and later donated them to SIAA's predecessor organization, the Springfield Heritage Education Center (SHEC), through its president, Rita Reagan. We are very excited to have these student and teacher photos from one of our neighborhood schools! Please let us know if you are interested in viewing this collection. 

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Slate of Officers for 2017-2018

The election of officers for the 2017-2018 Board of Directors will be held at 7:00PM on Thursday, April 20th.

Proposed:

  • President - Adam Halstead
  • Vice President - Annie Howe
  • Treasurer - Christine Farley
  • Secretary - Shannon Elian
  • Jeff Gardner
  • Julia Rider
  • Lena Castro
  • Tim Howe

Interested in getting involved or know something that is? This is the perfect opportunity to become part of a great team!

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SIAA Recognized by the City of Jacksonville


Springfield Improvement Association and Archives is very proud to be recognized by the City of Jacksonville
for our hard work on the window display at city hall showcasing Historic Springfield!
If you haven't had an opportunity to yet, we encourage you to walk by and take a look.

 

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Join Team SIAA

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Have you been looking for a way to get involved?
Do you have a passion for helping others?
Do you have a special place in your heart for Historic Springfield?

  If you answered yes to any of these joining the SIAA Board is for for you!


The election of officers for 2017-2018 is April 20th and we
would love to have you as a part of the team.


Email siaa@historicspringfield.org or call 904-633-9308.


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Proposed Changes to the Springfield Zoning Overlay

Here's the proposed Settlement Agreement and Release.

SPAR Council provides more information on their website.

Community Meeting on January 31st.

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Main and Six Brewing - LUZ Meeting 10/18/16

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Springfield Improvement Association and Archives would like to thank everyone for the incredible, overwhelming support towards Main and Six Brewing! With over 100 residents attending the LUZ meeting tonight and hundreds of emails sent to city council, we’ve shown how we can unite as a community and stand up for something important. This is a just one step towards a victory however we still need to continue to show support at the full city council meeting next week, 10/25/16. Excellent work Historic Springfield!

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Main and Six Brewing Faces Another Hearing

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Due to a technical issue (proper notification wasn’t sent to churches within 1,500 feet of the property), Bill 2016-0476, rezoning for the Main and Six Brewing will be presented to the LUZ (Land Use and Zoning) Committee at 5:30PM on Tuesday, October 18th.

The time is now to show our support for the brewery! It’s important we attend both LUZ and City Council meetings. If you are unable to attend, send a letter of support. 

More information on the bill can be found here: http://cityclts.coj.net/coj/COJBillList.asp?Bill=2016-0476

Please send City Council letters of support to:

JoyceMorgan@coj.net, Ferraro@coj.net, ABowman@coj.net; SWilson@coj.net; LBoyer@coj.net; MattS@coj.net; RGaffney@coj.net; KBrown@coj.net; GarrettD@coj.net; RBrown@coj.net; DBecton@coj.net; DoyleC@coj.net; Gulliford@coj.net; JimLove@coj.net; ABrosche@coj.net; JRC@coj.net; THazouri@coj.net; GAnderson@coj.net; SNewby@coj.net

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Federal Historic Tax Credit Workshop

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Letter of Support for Main & Six Brewing

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