One of the last grand streets in Springfield from the 1880’s, Walnut Street has some beautiful examples of homes from the 1880’s to the 1930’s. After the demise of some of our grandest homes on St. Louis there was a move to protect what we have left. So all exterior modifications must be brought in front of the Landmarks Board.
You can find the requirements and restrictions here
Walnut Street is comprised of the following sub-divisions: Arlington Heights (1910), Bigbee’s Sub-division (1886), Chamberlin’s Sub-division (1887), Elm Street (1914),
Frisco Heights (1904), Hawthorn Addition (1889), L. C. Hubbels Cordova Court (1927), O. H. Mitchells Sub-division (1907) & Whiteheads Sub-division ( 1889).
The area is highly sought after due the historical nature of street and homes. Many have deep lots and large homes, but there are smaller ones, which accommodates people of all price points. The area is very close to downtown and the ballpark and not far from MSU, Phelps Grove Park & Mercy Hospital.