East High Street Churches Walking Tour

Sunday, July 9, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Sunday, July 9 at 1:00pm / Guided by Kevin Rose / Mobility 3

$15 General / $12 Members

Springfield’s houses of worship serve as anchors in the revitalization of our historic neighborhoods. The East High Street Historic District is home to three landmark churches close to downtown: Christ Church, designed by the eminent Detroit architect Gordon W. Lloyd (1874); High Street United Methodist Church, one of Frank Packard’s best examples of the Craftsman Style (1904); and the spectacular St. Raphael Catholic Church, designed by local architect Charles A. Cregar. Join historian Kevin Rose as he delves into the history and architecture of these ecclesiastical landmarks. Meet at Christ Church, 409 East High Street.



Join the Westcott Center for Architecture + Design as we celebrate our region’s distinctive architecture and history with our annual Summer Tour Series.

The Summer Tour Series examines the architecture, design, and history of the built environment in the Greater Springfield Region. The 2023 series includes a variety of walking tours, bicycle, virtual, and happy hour tours featuring diverse subjects and fascinating stories. Architects, curators, historians, and local professionals guide each tour. 

Please be advised that we do not mail tickets. You will receive an order confirmation by email. You will be automatically added to the attendee list upon the completion of your order.




Our tours and programs are developed for a broad audience, including those with disabilities and decreased mobility. Tours move at a leisurely pace with brief periods of standing at tour stops. If entering a building or house, some stairs or inclines may be possible. All tours are assigned mobility levels between 1-3. 

Mobility Level 1
Up to 6 blocks walking, mostly flat terrain, paved, stairs not likely. Wheelchair accessible.

Mobility Level 2
May be more than 6 blocks walking, some hills, mostly paved, some stairs possible. Please call or email about wheelchair accessibility.

Mobility Level 3
Considerable walking, various terrains, unpaved areas. All bicycle tours. Please call or email about wheelchair accessibility.