Hidden in Plain Sight:
The Material World of Early Springfield


Elijah Iles House

Sixth and Adams Street
c. 1837

Photo courtesy of Richard E. Hart

The Elijah Iles House was build in the Greek Revival Style with southern or French influences. The house was raised due to its siting on land which dropped away at the back toward the Town Branch, a creek which drained the prairie as it angled across land which now encompasses Springfield. The Town Branch was paved over in the 1860's and became a storm sewer.