Hidden in Plain Sight:
The Material World of Early Springfield


Gershom Jayne House

Corner of Fourth and Jefferson
1828; 1834

Photo courtesy of Richard E. Hart

Dr. Gershom Jayne built the samll, one-story portion of his residence in 1828; the two-story addition was built in 1834. The house probably did double duty as Jayne's residence and place of business, as was common in the 1820s and 1830s.