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.


The Good Neighbor Committee of the McKnight Council is facilitating a neighborhood-wide garage sale day on Saturday May 16. The committee will advertise the event widely, and if it goes well we can look to making this an annual event.
To participate just plan on setting up your sale for that day, and remember that city ordinances require you obtain a tag sale permit. Elizabeth O'Gilvie, Good Neighbor Committee Chairperson, is in charge. Email the Council if you plan on participating, or you have any questions.
Tag Sale Permits
Each participant is responsible for obtaining their own tag sale permits. Applications can be picked up at the City Clerks office at City Hall, or downloaded from the City website from this link: Download an application for a tag sale permit.
If you are submitting an application by mail, you must include a stamped, self-addressed envelope, so they can mail you your permit.

The City-wide Annual Keep Springfield Beautiful Day is Saturday May 02

As in previous years, KSB will set up in the Rebecca Johnson parking lot from 8am to noon. They will provide volunteers with gloves, trash bags, and water. Boxed lunches will be available at noon when people are finished with the morning work projects in the neighborhood.
Plan to volunteer your morning to help clean up McKnight.

The Council has at least one clean up site on the list, if you have any sites in the neighborhood that you know need serious attention, please email the Council.