Category:Springfield Downtown

From Lane Co Oregon

On April 19, 1861, Springfield city father Elias M. Briggs and his wife, Mary, sold the bulk of the 640-acre donation land claim that comprises what is now downtown Springfield to Priscilla Thompson for $8,500.

In 1864, Thomson and her husband William, sold the land to R.E. Stratten and B.J. Pengra for $11,000, and Stratten and Pengra in turn sold part of it to the Springfield Manufacturing Company. Another parcel went to the Springfield Investment and Power Company.

Several transactions and divisions later, Amy and E. Maude carved out a 50-foot-by-119-foot lot and sold it to John B. Innis for $150 on Feb. 9, 1982. Innis and his wife, Mary, immediately borrowed $250 to build the two-story house that still stands at 637 B St.

1. Springfield News, "History in the Remaking." Wednesday, October 23, 1991.

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