Culture and Commerce Thrive for Residents of East Walnut Street

Culture and Commerce Thrive for Residents of East Walnut Street

Just north of Missouri State University and a few blocks from the Square in Downtown Springfield, East Walnut Street has been teeming with a creative energy all its own for over a century.

And a pair of catalogue-builder foursquare homes, built in the early 20th century, features apartments and townhouses with a classic-modern feel, right in the heart of the Walnut Street Historic District.

It’s the perfect home for anyone wanting easy access to everything living downtown has to offer.

  • 1021 East Walnut. Built in 1906-1907 by Moses Levy, then president of Levy-Wolf Dry Goods Co., this two-story frame house features three large apartments.
  • 1050 East Walnut. Built in 1919-1920 by attorney W.D. Tatlow, this spacious house includes five comfortable townhouses.

Perhaps the best part of all is the bevy of businesses that keep Walnut Street thriving every day – all within easy walking distance for folks living in these stylish Downtown apartments and townhouses.

And it starts with a host of unique restaurants that tempt the tastebuds of residents and visitors alike.

  • The sports enthusiast will savor the memorabilia, atmosphere and great food at Ebbets Field, a Springfield tradition that first opened its doors in 1981.
  • Flavorful Thai dishes please the palate at Rama Thai Cafe, featuring a plethora of delicious entrees including many vegetarian- and vegan-friendly dishes.
  • Authentic Italian cuisine made from high quality local ingredients welcomes diners to Gilardi’s Ristorante — complete with its own urban farm located right on the premises.
  • When residents are ready for dessert, it’s a short stroll down the street to Amycakes, for delectable cakes, cupcakes and other sweet delights all lovingly made from scratch. It’s also the perfect place to order special treats for weddings, birthdays and other occasions.

Besides its many delicious dining options, the Walnut Street Historic District features many other organizations contributing to the life of our beloved Queen City.

East Walnut is home to the nonprofit Child Advocacy Center as it works to make the Ozarks a better place for all of our kids to learn and grow.

The Missouri State Student Exhibition Center features the creative works of Missouri State fine arts students and other artists.

Neighbors also include a bevy of hair salons, art galleries, legal offices and lots of other folks doing business within easy walking distance from apartment and townhouse dwellers on East Walnut Street.

Folks living in apartments on Walnut also get to take in the sights and sounds of exciting events such as Artsfest in the spring and Cider Days in the fall.

With so much to see, hear, taste and do throughout the year, it’s never been a better time to live along East Walnut!