About Us

Since the 1880's, the glorious homes of Springfield, Ohio's South Fountain have stood as a testament to an era of remarkable architecture and lavish living. Our Mission is to preserve, restore and transform our historic district into a vibrant attractive and diverse neighborhood.

Historic Tour of Homes

This tour typically showcases homes from many architectural styles ranging from French Second Empire to Queen Anne, Italianate to Arts and Crafts. Come to the South Fountain Tour of Homes and experience Victorian-America firsthand.

South Fountain Tour of Homes
Sunday November 10, 2013

Beggar's Night Festival

A new tradition in our neighborhood! In the early afternoon join us for a festival filled with fun Halloween activities! In the evening we participate in Beggar's Night with neighbors and Wittenberg students on every porch.

2013 S Fountain Beggar's Night Festival
Saturday October 26, 2013

Neighborhood Meetings

On the third Monday of each month, meetings are held to discuss the business of the neighborhood. We meet at the Police Substation on Johnny Lytle. With a 501c3 not-for-profit status, there is much to do!

Downtown Proximity

South Fountain is within walking distance of downtown Springfield's entertainment, restaurants and businesses. We are also in close proximity to several colleges including Wittenberg University, Clark State Community College, University of Dayton, Urbana University, Wright State University, Wilberforce, Central State and Cedarville.

The Gammon House Underground Railroad

Built by George and Sarah Gammon, this home is one of the few Underground Railroad houses owned by people of color. This home is being restored by the Gammon House committee, which is part of South Fountain Preservation Inc. and will be restored for use as an Educational Interpretive Center. George and Sarah's son, Charles, was a member of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment.

Neighborhood Dessert Parties

This monthly gathering is held in a different home each month and is a great way to meet neighbors and maintain friendships.