Neighborhoods

 

Enos Park

The Enos Park neighborhood is bounded by 2nd Street on the west, 10th Street on the east, Carpenter on the south, and North Grand on the north. It is a primarily residential area completely surrounded by the boundaries of the Mid Illinois Medical District.  Memorial Medical Center is located at the western edge of the neighborhood, St. John’s Hospital on the eastern edge, and SIU School of Medicine and Prairie Cardiovascular on the southern boundary.

Enos Park has a diversity of architectural styles ranging from Italianate and Queen Anne, which were the predominant styles of the homes constructed in the 1800s, to the Craftsman and Revival styles popular during the early 1900s.  There are a number of Lincoln-era homes in the neighborhood still standing. 

 

Downtown Springfield

Historic Downtown Springfield is part of, and adjacent to the Medical District’s southern boundary.  Downtown Springfield is the seat of Illinois Government with the State Capitol and numerous State departments and office buildings.  Downtown also features Lincoln Historic sites such as the Lincoln Home, The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Old State Capitol where Abraham Lincoln gave his famous “House Divided” Speech.  Downtown Springfield also features numerous business headquarters, offices, restaurants and entertainment options.