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The Bentley House on East Calhoun, Stone Chapel at Drury College, Boonville’s City Hall, and Benton Avenue AME Church – these are four of the historical buildings found in the Midtown neighborhood of Springfield, Missouri. However, Midtown isn’t just a historic district – it is an area that many local residents call home.
Midtown is known for its grand architecture. The Midtown Carnegie library was built in 1905 and an even older building is the 1897 Central High School. Both buildings are located on East Central and still in use today. Traveling down Commercial Street will take visitors back in time when the railroad was an important part of the neighborhood’s structure.
Bounded by East Commercial Street to the north and extending south to the Chestnut Expressway, Midtown covers a large area of the 65802 zip code. Within this boundary are Drury University, Washington Park, Harrison Stadium, Boyd Elementary, Central High School, and Cox Medical Center-North. All within a 1 mile radius of the community are Grant Beach Park, Smith Park, Lafayette Park, Pipkin Middle School, Evangel University, Ozarks Technical Community College, and Missouri State University.
There are pockets of personal residences found in the area with one of the larger pockets just north of Drury University. Beautiful turn-of-the-century homes surround Washington Park. Another smaller area of residences are situated to the west of Drury on and around East Calhoun Street.
Various shopping, dining, and entertainment venues surround Midtown with a high concentration of these businesses to the south near Missouri State University. Residents are only minutes from area banks, dining facilities, and theaters. For establishments not within walking distance, Springfield offers public transit. For residents in the northern section of Midtown, bus stops are situated along East Division Street and East Commercial Street. People near the southern end can find various stops along East Central Street.