The Enos Park Historic Walk featuring St.John’s Inspiring Pathway, Unveiling of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church Historic Plaque
Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 11 AM.
We will unveil an historic plaque in the southwest corner of the Park followed by a tour of one of four historic neighborhood walks. The ceremony in Enos Park starts at 11 a.m. and pays homage to the Lithuanian settlers of Springfield and St. Vincent de Paul Lithuanian Catholic Church, a focal point for the Lithuanian families who lived in our neighborhood. The church was originally built at the corner of Enos and 8th Street. Congressman Shimkus, Mayor Mike Houston and several city administrators attended along with nearly 120 people – thanks to everyone who attended. It was truly an international event; Congressman Shimkus brought greetings from Lithuanian ambassador who was in Chicago over the weekend. Read the story in the SJ-R… Read the story in the Illinois Times…
Following the dedication we will follow the St John’s Inspiring Health Walk to 8th and Enos. This route will take us by 13 houses identified as potential National Historic or City Landmark homes. Our walking tour will be highlighted by use of smart phones to receive podcasts of unique, historic homes along the path from the Park to the site of St. Vincent’s original location. These podcasts, produced by students from Robert Morris University, will include pictures and narration describing special homes and residents along a Tour named “Inspiring Walk” for its destination to St. John’s Hospital. Bring your smart phone and join us Saturday, May 19, 11 a.m. at Enos Park.
I’ve included a link for the St Vincent de Paul podcast.