Experience Downtown

Jenga Lincoln
Mr. Lincoln playing Jenga at Obed’s. History certainly does Come Alive!

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Springfield’s downtown district can be described as “modtory” or “histdern.” That’s right — words we just made up to describe a mix of modern and historic all wrapped up in one unique package. Where else can you play Jenga with Mr. Lincoln and buy him a locally brewed craft beer? After all, we are the heart of the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area, so if you are Looking for Lincoln you will be sure to find him.

The colorful and whimsical selection at The Cardologist.

The district covers roughly 56 blocks which include: landmarks where our 16th President walked, worked and lived; the headquarters of Horace Mann Company designed by world-renowned architect Minoru Yamasaki in the neoformalism style; and iconic retailers and restauranteurs like Recycled Records and Maldaner’s sharing the street with up-and-comers like Urban Sassafras, Yoga7even, Custom Cup Coffee and Vele Restaurant (coming soon).

Add to that cultural mix: dozens of new apartments going online in 2017, jobs in the thriving medical district next door, and easy transportation choices. Don’t know where to start your exploration of our neighborhood? Leadership Springfield whipped up a few walking tours to get you inspired>



Image result for downtown wifi icon Downtown is Connected! Whether strolling, catching your breath, locating a historic site or patronizing one of our unique businesses, the City of Springfield has you covered with complimentary municipal WiFi. SpringfieldFreeWifi allows individuals access from Capitol Avenue to Jefferson Street, and 2nd Street to 9th Street to enjoy complimentary high-speed internet connection. On your mobile or computer device, select “SpringfieldFreeWifi” as the network name and accept the end user agreement to access the free Wifi.



The Old Capitol Farmers Market is open at 4th and Adams every Wednesday and Saturday morning from 8 am – 12:30 pm through Halloween at the Market on October 28, 2017!

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Member Businesses

Brown, Hay & Stephens, LLP
205 S. Fifth Street

Brown, Hay & Stephens, LLP, established in 1828, is the oldest law firm in the state of Illinois, With over 30 attorneys, the firm offers a broad range of services to business and individuals.

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
217 544 8491
Butler Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center
900 South 6th Street

Butler Funeral Homes is a "family of organizations" providing funeral and memorial events to honor and recognize lives of individuals who have died while helping survivors say good-bye. The organization has 3 funeral homes, a Cremation Tribute Center, a Memorial Park, and Advance Planning agency, offering a variety of memorial options.

available 24 hours/day 365 days/year
Cafe Andiamo
204 S 6th Street
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Espresso and coffee bar with baked goods. We have a fully stocked bar with a selection of wines and beer as well as liquor. We offer breakfast and lunch seven days a week.

M-F 7-4 Sat &Sun 8-3
Cafe Moxo
411 East Adams Street
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Breakfast. Lunch. Catering

Monday - Saturday 6.30am - 3.00pm
Capital Area Real Estate
316 E. Adams

We're all about real estate. From downtown office space to homes in the country, call us for top-notch service. We list and sell commercial and residential property throughout the capital area. Our agents C.A.R.E. about you and put your needs first.

We are in and out of the office all times of the day and night. It's best to call us first. We always answer our phones.
Capital Area Real Estate
217 679-6590
If you list and sell with us, we offer a reduced commission. We represent buyers at no cost to them.
Capitol Radio Group, Inc
3501 East Sangamon Avenue

Marketing solutions for businesses using Radio advertising on 1240AM/107.5FM WTAX, 103.7 WDBR, 101.9 The WOLF, 100.5 WYMG, 93.9 COOL, and 101.1 The OUTLAW, along with targeted display, website online advertising and client-focused community promotions.

Mon - Fri 8:00AM to 4:45PM
Recruitment Advertising - contact Alan Klinc - 753-5400
Talk to your Marketing Manager for custom advertising and promotion solutions for your business.
Carpenter Street Hotel
525 N. 6th Street

The original Carpenter Street Hotel opened its doors in February, 1997, primarily to cater to the patients and families visiting world-renowned Prairie Heart Institute at St. John’s Hospital and other healthcare facilities, including Memorial Medical Center and SIU School of Medicine. Since that time, we have become a preferred destination for all travelers visiting the Springfield area, whether for business, pleasure or both.

In the summer of 2010, Hotel Ventures Management, the premier hotel management company in the Midwest, became a business partner with an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health Care System as both the manager and co-owner of the Hotel. As you will see in the photo gallery, our facility has been fully-remodeled and now provides the most comfortable contemporary rooms and amenities that Springfield has to offer. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

At Carpenter Street Hotel, we go above and beyond in caring for our guests.

We look forward to serving you on your next visit to the Springfield area.

Central Baptist Church & Children’s House Daycare
501 S. 4th St

Central is located Downtown in the heart of Springfield with a heart for Springfield. Our mission is to Love God, Love People, and Serve the World. We would love to have the opportunity to connect with you! Children's House Daycare serves children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age and is conveniently located Downtown. Through creative curriculum for infants, toddlers, and children in pre-k, love, learning and play go hand in hand to help children thrive!

Central worships each Sunday at 10:45 AM. Children's House Daycare is open Monday to Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM.
Chatterton Place Apartments
431 E. Adams

You wouldn't want to walk into someone else's home and try to settle in, so why should it look like that is exactly what you have done when you choose an apartment? At Chatterton Place your apartment is as unique as you are. Nestled in the downtown district, each of these apartments is distinctly different from one another, giving you a range of options to find the exact one that is right for your tastes and your lifestyle.

Enjoy these exceptional Features:

Exposed beams
Sunken living areas
Exposed stone walls
Washer and dryer
Attached parking garage
Secured building
FREE water and trash removal
Garbage disposal
No pets allowed

Monday-Friday 7:30-4:30 or by Appointment
CJP Architects
413 East Adams St.

Charles Joseph Pell Architects Incorporated (CJP Architects) is an award winning architecture firm whose work is not driven by markets to participate in with its clients, but by a desire to create through the design process solutions to meet their needs. The team that is CJP Architects is capable of working on projects of any scale. We look forward to working with you!

Founded at the end of 1993 and beginning of 1994, CJP Architects is a unique firm providing those design solutions to a myriad of clients. It is CJP Architects ability to explore with its clients that leads to successful projects!CJP Architects is not only involved in the making of individual projects, but is an integral leader in the continued and ongoing creation of its community. It has explored and implemented sustainable practices for years that aid in the important enhancement of place. Our work is fun!