Hidden in Plain Sight:
The Material World of Early Springfield

 

Thomas Lushbaugh House

Northwest Corner of Eighth and Jackson Streets
c. 1840-1843

Photo courtesy of Richard E. Hart

Merchant Thomas Lushbaugh built this story-and-a-half brick house as his family residence in the early 1840s. It was typical of the small but substantial dwellings built by middle-class families in the late 1830s and early 1840s.