Thursday, January 27, 2011

Iles House Wins DSI Award

Downtown Springfield Incorporated named the Elijah Iles House as the winner of their Outstanding Volunteer Effort award for the recovery from the May 26, 2010 flood. The award was one of a series presented by DSI at their annual banquet on January 26th at the Hilton Springfield.

DSI is a not-for-profit organization working to promote Springfield's historic central business district.

Although the historic sections of the Iles House remained well above water, the 2010 flood damaged the lower level, destroying cabinetry and drywall throughout. An amazing and heartening volunteer effort had the lower level, which includes museum space, the kitchen and restrooms, fully restored in time for the popular annual Strawberry Party on July 2nd.