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Springfield Preservation Trust Releases City of Homes 2016 Calendar

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Preservation Trust’s City of Homes 2016 Calendar will be for sale at the 43rd annual Mattoon Street Arts Festival on Sept. 12 and 13.

Calendars cost $15 each and showcase 12 seasonal photographs of historic homes in Springfield. Proceeds help support the Springfield Preservation Trust’s (SPT) work promoting and advocating for historic places in Springfield.

The organization, known for its work preserving of the architectural heritage of Springfield, decided that creating a calendar featuring the historic homes of Springfield was a good way to promote local preservation, education, and advocacy efforts, while at the same time showcasing the character the city has to offer. This is the second year the SPT has produced such a calendar.

According to Tim Cummings, SPT calendar committee chair, “each month highlights an architectural style represented in Springfield and features a photograph of a property representative of that style. It was a great project which was more than a year in the making, and we had many more styles and properties to highlight than we had months of the year, making our job very difficult. The calendar committee, comprised of Marilyn Sutin and Denise Moccia, really got out there and tried to feature as many of the hidden gems of Springfield as possible.”

Following the Mattoon Street Arts Festival, the calendar will be available online at springfieldpreservation.org, at select Springfield retail outlets during the holiday season, and at upcoming SPT events, including the Cemetery Tour in October.

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