Rodgers Place Walking Tour

Saturday, August 12, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Saturday, August 12 at 10:00am / Guided by Robin Inboden / Mobility 2

$15 General / $12 Members

Newark-based Hamill Realty developed the land surrounding Robert and Edith Rodgers’ north-end mansion – now Littleton & Rue Funeral Home – as Rodgers Place in 1910. They ran advertisements in local newspapers targeting emerging middle-class families with language like, “Invest your money in one or more lots… you will be rich before you know it!”. Join guide Robin Inboden to experience this neighborhood’s charming architecture, including houses by prominent architects Robert C. Gotwald and William K. Shilling. Meet outside Spring Hill Church at 712 North Limestone 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.