Hidden in Plain Sight:
The Material World of Early Springfield


George Chatterton House

509 South Sixth Street

Photo courtesy of Richard E. Hart

Although the Italianate style was predominant among Springfield mansions of the 1850s, other Romantic revivals were also popular during this period. Jeweler George Chatterton’s home on South Sixth Street represents the Gothic Revival style of architecture, made popular by the pattern books of Alexander Jackson Downing.