Enos Park Home Tour – September 17, 2016, 1-5pm

EPNIA Home Tour, Fall 2016, September 17, 1-5 pm.Join Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association for our Annual Historic Home Tour on September 17, 2016 from 1-5 pm.

Tickets available the day of the tour for $10 at the Enos Park booth at the Edwards Place Fine Arts Fair (Sept. 17, 10am-5pm).

There will also be a wine and cheese reception from 4-7 p.m. in the sculpture garden near Susie Q’s.

Tours begin at the Springfield Art Association (700 N. 4th Street).

Discover and enjoy:

  • Fully restored historic homes!
  • Homes being renovated by urban pioneers!
  • Home needing someone like you to restore their beauty!

Any Questions? Contact info@epnia.com.

Download the flyer (PDF)…

EPNIA Home Tour and Edwards Place Fine Art Fair – Saturday, September 19, 1-5pm

EPNIA Home Tour, Fall 2015, September 19, 1-5 pm.The annual Enos Park Home Tour will be held on Saturday, September 19 from 1-5 p.m.

The Home Tour is a self-guided tour of historic homes in Springfield’s oldest neighborhood, some already beautifully renovated and others needing a new owner to bring them back to life.

A wine and cheese reception will be held from 4-7 p.m. in the sculpture garden near Susie Q’s. The building at 711 Enos Ave. will also be open for tours (Enos between 7th & 8th St.).

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at any Qik n Ez location or by clicking here. Tickets available the day of the tour at the Enos Park booth at the Edwards Place Fine Arts Fair.

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Click here to download the flyer…

Edwards Place Fine Art Fair

Edwards Place Fine Art FairAlso happening on September 19-20 is the 27th Annual Edwards Place Fine Art Fair, featuring 70+ artists, live music, food trucks, a children’s station, and artist demos.

The Fine Art Fair will be:

  • September 19, 2015 from 10am – 5pm,
  • September 20, 2015 from 11am – 4pm.

Read more about the Fine Art Fair here…

Enos Park Historic Home Tour Saturday, May 2, 1-4pm

Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association will be hosting a historic home tour on Saturday, May 2 from 1-4 p.m.

Take a self guided tour of half a dozen mid to late 1800s homes in the neighborhood.

Tickets are $10 each, stop by Springfield Art Association (700 N. 4th) the day of the tour to pick up your tour booklet.

For questions, contact president@epnia.com.

Enos Park Home Tour 2014

Join Enos Park for our annual Historic Home tour!
Saturday, Oct. 4, 10am to 2pm
Tour starts at Springfield Art Association, 700 N. 4th Street.

Discover and enjoy:

  • Fully restored historic homes!
  • Homes being renovated by urban pioneers!
  • Homes needing someone link you to restore their beauty!

Pre-sale tickets only $5
Day of tour tickets $10

Advance tickets available at:

  • All Qik n Ez locations
  • Noonan’s True Value stores
  • Susie Qs Restaurant
  • Bicycle Doctor
  • Springfield Art Association

Questions?
Contact info@epnia.com

Download the sponsor flyer…

Download the Home Tour poster (11×17) …

EPNIA-Home-Tour-Poster-2014

 

November 17: Home Tour, Children’s Library Fundraiser & Apple Open House

Join us this Sunday, November 17th!

Enos Park Realtor Tour November 17, 2013Take advantage of the last warm weekend of the year to get out and visit six beautiful historic homes in Enos Park! The tour of “open” homes starts at noon. (refer to flyer below)

Following the home tour you can enjoy the “Quarter Auction”, a fundraiser for the Northside Children’s Library. Doors open 1:00 p.m. at the Third Presbyterian Church (1030 N. 7th St.). Bidding will start at 2 p.m. Register and get your paddles for $2. Refreshments will be available.

After the auction you’re invited to an “Apple Open House” dinner of pork & apple stew, apple salad(s), apple desserts, apple cider (hard & not), and other delicious apple related dishes!! Our host will be Joe & Susan Eby (3100 Red Bud Lane, Springfield). The dinner is part of the Community Missions Network’s commitment to help fund the instillation of a water line to the open lot to be used as the Enos Park apple orchard. The dinner goes from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Please RSVP by e-mailing drjheby@gmail.com

Enos Park Before and After Home Tour 2013

On Saturday, Oct. 5, Enos Park held its annual Home Tour. The public was invited to see rehabbed homes and homes are available for low cost to owners who will fix them.

It was Great!

Over 200 guest visited 14 houses and the LLC’s police officer’s home and Architectural Salvage Shop.

We’re excited to report that a great deal of feedback was as much about our new neighbors, the Urban Pioneers, as it was about what they have done to their homes.

In addition to a successful Tour, Enos Park received a tremendous amount of media coverage.
Read the feature article in the Illinois Times with pictures of many of our new families.
Read the story at the SJ-R…
SJR Editorial Board: Our Opinion: Future of Enos Park neighborhood still in good hands…

As we near the end of an extremely busy year, I would like to ask all of you to join us as 2014 members. Your financial support, helps us, help other groups and organizations contributing to the revitalization of our historic neighborhood. Click here to renew your EPNIA Membership…

Steve Combs

1055 N. 6th

Overview of the Buyers

Ryan and Dawn Mobley are married and have 5 kids. Ryan works for Habitat for Humanity and Dawn is a stay at home mom. They were interested in Enos Park because of the vision the  in wanting to restore the neighborhood and also because of the discounted house and the history. They also really enjoy the community throughout Enos Park.

History of the house

The house is Victorian style early 1900’s. It is around 3,000 square feet and has 3 floors and a basement.

What they’ve done…

Ryan and Dawn are doing the renovating themselves and also hiring electricians and other people to help out with the process. They said the biggest challenge is staying on budget.

1) Giant Sliding Door- this door separates the living room from the spare room. But by opening this door it connects the two rooms.

2) Fireplace- older style fireplace, shows the historical presence in the house. Its located in the dining room off the kitchen.

3) Staircase- classic, wrap around staircase with 40 total steps from bottom to top floor.

Ryan and Dawn are very happy with the house and excited to finish the renovations. Expected finish- Summer 2013!!

Enjoy Photos!

 

 

 

Enjoy photos!!

906 N.5th

Overview of the Buyers

Jermaine Ward and his girlfriend April wanted to live in an historic neighborhood and found Enos Park through the local newspaper. They are both from Sparta, Illinois. Jermaine’s occupation is construction and his girlfriend April is a CNA at a hospital. He said one of the main reasons he picked Enos Park to live in was that he liked the neighborhood and all of the big houses.

History of the house

Jermaine said that the house was originally a group home at one time and he said the style of the house was Victorian 1800’s. The house is 2,300 square feet.

What they’ve done…

Jermaine and April have been doing primarily all of the construction and renovations to the house while working along with the city.

1) Waterfall- as you walk into the home. It is run off of recycled water.

2) Master bed/bath- They have re-tiled the floor and the tub area and added new sinks and has a walk-in shower. Also added a new sink and lighting.

3) Kitchen- They have added new ceiling and floor tiles, new cabinets and appliances, lights and counter top.

 

Jermaine and April are very happy with the progress of the house and are expecting renovation completion Summer 2013!!

 

Enjoy photos!!

Before and After Home Tour ~ Saturday, Oct 6, 2012

We had a record turnout and ran out of Tour Guides!
Download the Tour Guide…

Join us Saturday, October 6th, 12 to 4 p.m.
Article in Wednesday 10/3 SJ-R…
Video on News Channel 20…

Home Tour Poster 201214 houses in a variety of conditions:
Vacant, partially renovated, completely revitalized

Purchase Tickets
Pre-event tickets $5 can be purchased at:

  • Qik n EZ
  • Susie Q’s, 716 E Enos
  • Bicycle Doctor, 1037 N 5th Street
  • Art Association, 700 N 4th Street

Tickets are printed with information about redeeming them at Susie Q’s, Bicycle Doctor, and Art Association on Saturday for the Before and After Home Tour Guide which will be the admission pass to the homes.

Day of event tickets are $10 and can be purchased at our three neighborhood outlets:

  • Susie Q’s
  • Bicycle Doctor
  • Art Association

Download the poster…
Questions? Email Steve at 217-494-6668.

Urban Pioneer House Tour ~ Sat. Oct. 8, 2011

Start at the Art Association, 700 North 4th Street
Enos Park Land Bank tour of available properties for sale to “Urban Pioneers”!

We currently have 40+ properties in our land bank, and while the majority of these are vacant lots, there are about half a dozen houses that are candidates for renovation, in addition to two commercial properties.

We need people with a pioneering spirit who are not afraid to live in a neighborhood that doesn’t have matching mailboxes or a golf course nearby. We want people who appreciate the unique housing stock in the area and want to contribute to it through their own revitalization efforts. We are also looking for people who will commit to keeping the properties as
single family, owner-occupied homes that fit within our design standards.

This year, instead of holding a fall historic homes tour, we have decided to hold an Urban Pioneer Tour. On Saturday, October 8 from 1 to 4 p m. we will have our available properties open for people to walk through and see the potential for themselves. The Art Association will be the starting point for people to pick up maps and information about the properties. Board members will be on hand as well as representatives from local lending institutions and other groups that have partnered with us.

All along, we have only intended to be the middle man as we buy up the worst properties and try to get them into good hands. Right now we have more properties than we have partners, so we’re looking for a few good urban pioneers! We hope you’ll join us on October 8th and see what Enos Park has to offer.