The Fountain at Thompson Triangle St James, Worthington, and Dartmouth

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.

McDonald’s Proposing a Move to Thompson Street

McKnight Council Looks for Neighborhood Input

The owner of the McDonald’s restaurant currently at the corner of State and Sherman Streets is moving forward with plans to relocate to the old River Inn property at the corner of Thompson and State. According to plans presented at the October 9 neighborhood monthly meeting, the restaurant will have a drive through window, landscaping at the back of the lot to buffer residential neighbors, and plans to be open 24 hours. The owner is requesting a letter of support from the Neighborhood Council to help gain approval for his various permit applications to the City. The Council requests that neighbors come forward offer their opinions on this proposal, so that the Board can make an informed decision about whether or not to support it. Please email any thoughts or questions to the McKnight Board at or plan to attend the monthly neighborhood meeting on Wednesday, November 12, at 6pm at the Rebecca Johnson School, 55 Catharine Street.