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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985, the Walnut Street neighborhood of Springfield has been a community for the upwardly mobile middle class since its inception. This residential neighborhood contains about 150 homes, many of which were built before 1900, all within a 13-block radius. The Walnut Street neighborhood includes Cordova Court, East Elm Street, South Florence Avenue, South Hampton Street, East McDaniel Street, South National Avenue, and East Walnut Street.
Most homes in the Walnut Street community are one or two-story brick, frame, or stone houses. Typical styles of the homes include Bungalow, Colonial, Four Square, Craftsmen, English Cottage, Mission, Queen Anne, and Tudor. Most of these houses are set on substantial plots of land with large front lawns and houses set back from the shady avenues that they front.
One of the signature landmarks of the Walnut Street neighborhood is the Walnut Street Inn, a boutique bed and breakfast with 12 rooms. What makes the Walnut Inn so unique is that each room is a signature creation of a different designer. The Victorian Queen Anne B&B has been called the “Best Bed and Breakfast in the Ozarks” by readers of the local newspaper, the Springfield News Leader.
In addition to being close to the Ozarks and Branson, Missouri, Walnut Street residents are in easy walking distance of fine dining, shops, Hammons Field (where local sporting events are held), and the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, site of many concerts and theatrical performances.
The historic Walnut Street neighborhood hosts two important Springfield festivals each year: Arts-Fest in the spring and Cider Days in the autumn. Arts-Fest attracts more than 20,000 visitors annually with its live music performances, short film festival, dog parade, and art show.