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The Historic McKnight Neighborhood

Developed between 1870 and 1900, McKnight is the largest and most intact, wood-frame, late-nineteenth century neighborhood in New England. Among its more than 800 houses are some of the most elegant homes in Springfield. McKnight is many things but most of all a community. Check out why we think McKnight is special.

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McKnight Annual Meeting Tuesday, May 10, 6-8pm



Community Pot Luck!!!!!!!!! Bring a Dish to Share!!!!!!!!

(If your last name begins with A—G, please bring a main dish, H—M, a salad, side-dish or hors d'oeuvres; N—Z, please bring a dessert item. The Council will provide drinks, plates, and utensils.)


The annual Community Service Awards will be presented. Individuals who have made significant contributions to the neighborhood and community will be recognized.

This year’s recipients include Kathleen Brown, Springfield Community Policing Liaison who is being honored for her work in public safety. Marjorie Guess, Ralph Slate and Robert McCarroll will be recognized for their major contributions and long time service to historic preservation.

Community Forum

  • Neighborhood members will have time to exchange ideas and discuss any subjects they would like to share about our neighborhood.

Join us Tuesday, May 10, from 6pm—8pm

Rebecca Johnson School, 55 Catharine Street


McKnight Neighbors—Come On Out!!!

Rail Trail Clean-Up Day

Saturday, April 30, 9 am-Noon

Join in & share the work and fun!

Many hands make light work!

We will be cleaning up the portion of the Rail Trail bed that runs from the bottom of the Dingle parallel to the length of Cornell Street. There are some wet areas so wear sturdy sneakers, boots, or rain boots. Long sleeves and gloves are recommended.

Meet at the bottom of the Dingle between 8:30 am and 9:00 am. Entrances to the Dingle are located on Clarendon Street where it curves around, and also at the end of Cornell Street and Dartmouth Terrace.

Boxed lunches, Courtesy of Keep Springfield Beautiful, will be available to all volunteers at the conclusion of the event.

For questions, or more information, call Elizabeth Stevens, McKnight Rail Trail Committee Chair, at 686-3177

newspaperWrite An Article for the McKnight Neighborhood Newsletter!!!

All residents are invited to contribute articles for consideration for the Spring newsletter. Subjects of general interest to the neighborhood, historical articles, home renovation, and community issues or projects are welcome. Pictures for articles are appreciated.
Deadline for Submissions: Sunday, May 15
Email your articles and pics, or any questions you may have to