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Pasfield House

Pasfield House

404 West Jackson Parkway
Springfield, IL

In 1896, George Pasfield Jr. (1870-1930) began building a Georgian-Revival Mansion overlooking a large wooded estate where his family had resided since the 1840s.  After Pasfield’s death in 1930, the house remained in the family for approximately ten years when it was sold and converted to a nine unit apartment building.

Pasfield’s father and grandfather were early settlers of Springfield, arriving in 1831.  The elder George Pasfield (1792-1869) was one of the first merchants on the public square and was among the prominent contributors who helped bring the Illinois capital to Springfield.  His son, Dr. George Pasfield (1831-1916), was a Springfield banker who expanded the family’s considerable land holdings and co-founded internationally known businesses.  Upon his death, Dr. Pasfield was recognized as the wealthiest man in central Illinois and a personal friend of Abraham Lincoln.