Bill Hoff

rsvped for Jacksonville PorchFest 2018 on Facebook 2018-01-17 00:41:53 -0500

Jacksonville PorchFest 2018


Jacksonville PorchFest returns to the porches & parks of the Springfield Historic District on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018! Enjoy dozens of musicians, vendors, food trucks, arts and architecture at North Florida's best community music festival. Free admission, and family-friendly.

RSVP now to stay updated. More information to be announced!

Special thanks to the City of Jacksonville and Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville for their support.

November 03, 2018 at 12pm
Henry J Klutho Park
220 W 3rd St
Jacksonville, FL 32206
United States
Google map and directions
· 590 rsvps

rsvped for July 4th Throwback Baseball Game 2018 on Facebook 2018-01-17 00:38:25 -0500

July 4th Throwback Baseball Game 2018


The tradition carries on into 2018, as the Westside and Eastside (of the Springfield Historic District) battle it out on the baseball field for bragging rights, complete with turn-of-the-century old school uniforms, equipment, umpires, announcer, food trucks and fanfare. The unique, family friendly event is sponsored by our friends at Vystar Credit Union. All are welcome! Join the Event Page to keep updated.

Picnics & tailgating encouraged. Game begins @ 4pm, but get there early for a good seat. Free!

July 04, 2018 at 4pm
Henry J Klutho Park
· 64 rsvps

rsvped for Historic Springfield Tour of Homes 2018 on Facebook 2018-01-17 00:38:21 -0500

Historic Springfield Tour of Homes - May 19 & 20


Buy your Early Bird tickets at a discount online now!

The Historic Springfield Tour of Homes is a two-day event, on both May 19 & 20, from 12 noon to 5pm. In the 40th year of the event, you’ll find EIGHT homes on the Tour open to the public, including five beautifully renovated century-old residences styled with a mix of vintage and modern decor, two innovative new construction homes built to reflect historic architecture, and one gorgeous commercial-to-residential loft renovation. Join the Facebook Event Page to keep up with updates!

Saturday, May 19 from 12 noon to 5pm
Sunday, May 20 from 12 noon to 5pm

Tickets are valid both days of the Tour. Children 12 & under are free. T
ickets purchased online during the Early Bird period will be redeemed at Will Call at the event starting location (1501 N. Main Street). SPAR members can receive a discount when purchasing tickets online - contact us for the discount code! Become a SPAR member here.

Buy your Early Bird tickets at a discount online now!

Or, buy your Early Bird tickets in-person starting in April at one of these local businesses around Jacksonville.

Uptown Kitchen & Bar
1303 N. Main Street
Crispy's Springfield Gallery
1735 N. Main Street
Social Grounds Coffee
1712 N. Main Street

Sweet Pete's Candy
400 N. Hogan Street
Chamblin's Uptown
215 N. Laura Street

5 Points Vintage
1046 Park Street
Southern Crossing Antique Mall
2718 Park Street
BREW Five Points
1024 Park Street

San Marco:
San Marco Bookstore
1971 San Marco Blvd

Avonlea Antique Mall
8101 Phillips Highway
Keller Williams Realty
8702 Perimeter Park Blvd

Keller Williams Realty
4116 3rd Street South
Jacksonville Beach

Or, buy tickets the days of the event at the starting location Southern Moss Realty Company at 1501 N. Main Street . Tickets will be $20 at the door.

Buy your Early Bird tickets at a discount online now!

A guided bicycle tour edition is also available for guests, FREE with purchase of a regular Tour of Homes ticket and your own bicycle. In this extended version, Leigh Burdett of e2ride bike tours will guide guests throughout the neighborhood, including homes on the Tour, highlighting the historical locations, people and architecture along the way.

The bicycle tour is on May 19 at 1pm and lasts about 3 hours. Contact Leigh at E2ride Bike Tours for more information about the Bike Tour edition, or if you'd like to rent a bicycle and equipment: or (904) 945-1571.

A Tour map and guide will be provided to all guests at the starting location: Southern Moss Realty Company at 1501 N. Main Street. Many walk or bicycle the Tour route, but some may wish to drive. The entire Tour route is about 1.5 miles.

Parking can be found on the curb near the starting location or other public lots near by.

Each guest has a chance to win gift baskets full of goods from local businesses such as Sweet Pete's Candy, local craft breweries and artisans. Always popular at the Tour, just submit your name and contact information at the Tour starting point to enter the raffle. Winners are notified within 48 hours and the baskets are delivered within 14 days.

If you work up an appetite while enjoying the Tour, Uptown Kitchen & Bar (1303 N. Main Street) and Crispy's Springfield Gallery (1735 N. Main Street) are both conveniently located, featuring popular menus and full bars. GuanaBana Ice Pops will be stationed at the Tour start as well, serving handcrafted popsicles made with all-natural ingredients.

Check out two of Jacksonville's newest breweries, Hyperion Brewing Company (1740 N. Main Street) and Main & Six Brewing Company (1636 N. Main Street) to savor a variety of unique local beers brewed fresh. Hyperion will be crafting a unique new brew just for the Tour!

Buy your Early Bird tickets for just $15 now online!

The Tour of Homes benefits Springfield Preservation & Revitalization (SPAR), the 501c3 grassroots organization dedicated to preserving the historic character, facilitating investment, and building community in the Springfield Historic District. The Tour of Homes has showcased the unique character of the community for 39 years, and is a major fundraiser for programming and services provided by SPAR Council.

Email us for the fastest response or call 904.353.7727.

THANK YOU to our generous sponsors!

Southern_Moss_Logo_Transparent.png TerraWise_Homes.jpg FWS_OFFICIAL_LOGO.pngSERVPROMandarin.jpg   Swisher_International_Hospitality.jpg    Watson_Realty.jpg RPS_Camera_Vector.png    Superior_Logo.jpg        logo_highres_long.png   EXIT_REG_LOGO_-_GRADIENT_-_BLACK_FOR_WHITE_BACKGROUNDS.png   JWB_Real_Estate_Capital.jpg       content_logo_large.jpg    4_Logotype_Square_Transparent_black.png    Belle_Epoque_Realty.jpg    Course-Logo.jpg    D.Miller_Lockup_historichome_horiz.jpg        Trads_1.jpg   ROOTREALTYLOGOCOLOR.png         TheWholeStoryHomeInspectionLLC-logo-web.png        Paulk_Reinschmidt_Logo.jpg         Petra_Logo_Final.jpg           RP_1.jpg       Landscape_Express.jpg              Main_and_6_logo-page-001.jpg             Corner_1.jpg       IB_Color_blue.jpg   RI_Logo.jpg      Tara_Braithwaite_Banner_3.5_x_4.png

May 19, 2018 at 12pm - May 20, 2018 at 5pm
Springfield Historic District
1501 N Main St
Jacksonville, FL 32206
United States
Google map and directions
$15.00 USD · 139 rsvps

donated via 2017-06-17 10:00:27 -0400

Off-Duty Officer Fund - Single Donation

The Off-Duty Officer Fund pays for additional police patrol coverage in our neighborhood during certain times of year when criminal activity in Jacksonville usually trends upward, such as summers and holidays. We also have the ability to direct our off-duty officers to target specific concerns or locations reported by residents, if needed. This service is in addition to the regular police patrol coverage in our area. The Off-Duty Officer Fund is 100% funded by neighbors and community partners. Questions? Let us know. Thank you for donating below!

Residents may also wish to attend monthly Sheriffs Watch meetings, where they meet with local law enforcement to discuss any concerns, ask questions and share information.  Our area's Sheriff Watch meetings are the third Tuesday of the each month, 6pm, on the second floor of the Robert F Kennedy Community Center (1133 Ionia Street).

published Make a Donation 2017-06-13 22:14:32 -0400

Make a Donation

Donations to SPAR Council are 100% tax deductible and go towards the programs, activities and efforts that preserve and build community in the Springfield Historic District community.

The form on this page is for general donations to SPAR, and will be allocated to the most pressing need.

To donate to the Off-Duty Officer Fund specifically, choose either a one-time donation or a reoccuring donation.

published SAMBA Membership Directory in Business 2017-03-28 22:20:03 -0400

SAMBA Membership Directory


Ed_Akers.jpg  Auntie_Peaches.png 
Ed Akers, Realtor
3610 St. Johns Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Auntie Peaches
1831 N. Pearl St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Avela Day Spa
1445 N. Main St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
 Belle_Epoque.jpg Block_Skate.png  Catlin.png
Belle Epoque Realty Services
The Block Skate Supply
1717 N. Main St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Catlin Truck Accessories
1215 N. Main St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Cavendish_Partners.jpg   The_Cured_Nail.png FL_Pump_Service.jpg 
Cavendish Partners
25 N. Market St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
The Cured Nail
Historic Springfield
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Florida Pump Service
192 Industrial Loop
Orange Park, FL 32073
 Flour_Fig_1.png Gator_Auto.png  Great_Expectations.jpg
Flour & Fig Bakehouse
1715 N. Main St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Gator Auto Insurance Agency
1606 N. Main St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Great Expectations Auction & Estate Services
515 E. 9th St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
 Hyperion_Logo.jpg Anne_Karch.jpg Lands_Express.jpg 
Hyperion Brewing Company
1740 N. Main St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Anne Karch, LMT
The Landscape Express
310 E. 3rd St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
 Locke_Roofing.jpg Macmaddies.png 


Locke Roofing
1010 E. Adams St. Suite 224
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Macmaddies Repurposed Design
44 E. 5th St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Marietta Sand Corporation
377 Agmac Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32254
Operation_New_Hope.jpg  Pat_Nodruft.jpg  Paulk_R.png 
 Operation New Hope
1830 N. Main St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Pat Nodurft
1726 Walnut St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Paulk Reinschmidt, CPA
720 St. Johns Bluff Rd. N Ste 4
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Petra.jpg Renee.jpg  Sanctuary.png 
Petra Management, Inc.
2440 Mayport Road, Suite 7
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
Renee Parenteau Photography
55 E. 3rd St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
The Sanctuary on 8th Street
120 E. 8th St.
Jacksonville, FL  32206
 Social Grounds Logo Southern.png  Southern_Moss.jpg 
 Social Grounds Coffee
1712 N. Main Street
Jacksonville, FL  32206
Southern Fumigation
522 E Macclenny Ave.
Macclenny, FL 32063
Southern Moss Realty
1501 N. Main St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
 Strings.jpg Superior-Fence-and-Rail_logo.png  Swisher_International_Hospitality.jpg 
Strings Sports Brewery
1850 N. Main St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Superior Fence and Rail
5470 Highway Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32254
 Swisher International
459 E. 16th St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
 TerraWise_Homes.jpg Trautmann_Co.jpg  USA_Insulation.jpg 
Terra Wise Homes
1321 N. Main St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Trautmann & Company, LLC
9378 Arlington Expressway #337
Jacksonville, FL  32225
USA Insulation of Jax
5771 Mining Terrace #103
Jacksonville, FL 32257
Vystar.jpg  Watson_Realty.jpg  Whole_Story_Home_Inspection.jpg 
VyStar Credit Union
1700 N. Main St.
Jacksonville, FL  32206
 Watson Realty Southside
4540 Southside Blvd. Ste. 1
Jacksonville FL 32216
The Whole Story Home Inspection, LLC








published Business 2017-03-21 23:07:13 -0400


logo_header_51.jpg an affiliate of SPAR

Springfield Area Merchants and Business Association (SAMBA) works to:

  • Promote civic pride and awareness of Springfield’s assets, particularly those of the business community, through marketing, fundraising and cultural participation; 
  • Recruits professionals and business owners to open offices and retail establishments in our area to provide a greater range of goods and services and job opportunities;
  • Collaborates with other neighborhood organizations and government agencies on projects designed to enhance the quality of life in our business district and surrounding neighborhoods; and
  • Offers educational and networking opportunities to member businesses.

Connect with SAMBA

Facebook.png      Twitter.png     ima14.jpg

Click here for the SAMBA membership directory


  • $50/year - General Member
    Invited to meetings, receive newsletters and updates, able to vote during meetings

  • $100/year - Associate Member
    All General Member benefits, plus: business included in directory, business links on website, inclusion in SAMBA sponsored events

  • $250/year - Executive Member
    All Associate Member benefits, plus: ability to attend Jax Chamber events on behalf of SAMBA

Make a donation below at your desired level of SAMBA membership.

published What We Do in About Us 2013-03-16 22:39:49 -0400

What We Do


"The mission of SPAR is to ensure Historic Springfield is a preferred place to live and do business by leading programs that drive the preservation, revitalization, and balanced growth of our community."

Since 1974, we have facilitated positive change in the Springfield Historic District through a variety of roles and initiatives. Through the decades, these actions have taken different forms, from painstaking documentation to sweat soaked service. We're your neighborhood advocate. SPAR is organized around five important themes:

  1. Preservation — As Jacksonville's oldest existing neighborhood, circa 1869, Springfield contains a diverse catalogue of architectural styles and treasures. But it's not just the Victorian, Prairie and Colonial houses that make the neighborhood special, it's also the mature tree canopy and historic streetscapes that are worth protecting. Our Design and Review Committee provides expert opinion to residents, developers and city officials alike on aesthetic design issues in the historic district, which help preserve our neighborhood’s unique character. In addition, we host annual Home Tours which showcase the neighborhood’s eclectic nature and encourages new restorations in the community.

  2. Quality-of-Life - By focusing on public safety, we have helped to create a more comfortable neighborhood environment. Our Block Captain program coordinates with residents and volunteers to tackle Neighborhood Clean Up projects, Neighborhood Watch, and works closely with local law enforcement. But Quality-of-Life is so much more than that. Improving our storied "Emerald Necklace" park system, and making our streets pedestrian and bicycle friendly also add value to our neighborhood fabric.

  3. Commercial Revitalization — We have partnered with the Springfield Area Merchants and Business Association (SAMBA) to support our existing businesses and encourage new business, both big and small, to take root in the neighborhood. Now a Spar affiliate, SAMBA promotes neighborhood businesses and can help guide those interested in setting up shop in Springfield. In addition, we use the SPAR building not only as our home office, but also as an incubator for a variety of small businesses.

  4. Civic Advocacy - Whether discreet or public, communication with elected representatives, state and federal agencies, and the City of Jacksonville is essential to ensure effective representation in issues impacting our neighborhood. Our Board and committee chairs make this a priority, and also spark residents to engage in the process when appropriate.
  5. Connecting - Through our e-newsletter, email updates, website, and social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, we inform and connect residents with local happenings and each other. By hosting office hours, returning phone calls, and answering email inquiries, we connect with residents, media, and the general public by providing valuable information and guidance. We take the responsibility of being a neighborhood resource seriously.

Join us to help Historic Springfield become the neighborhood you want to see.

published Events Committee in Committees 2013-03-16 21:37:10 -0400

Events Committee


Our community is a social one, with a plethora of events throughout the year to enjoy - which require planning!

The Annual Tour of Homes, July 4th Throwback Baseball Game, Jacksonville PorchFest and other events depend on volunteers to coordinate and plan. If you have a knack for organizing events, or just want to lend a hand, there's a spot for you!

Send us an email to let us know.

donated 2012-11-29 22:38:11 -0500