Buildings and Places

Patterson House (2)

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Springfield Complex

Where is it?
Who built it?
When?
Springfield
1913

About

Built in 1913 after the original mansion burned down, the new house was meant as a replica, but if you compare the two you can see they're quite different.


Dr. Clement Clark, who was the second Springfield Superintendant, was living in the original mansion when it burned. Everyone escaped the fire, although his mother had to be carried out.


Former Governor Frank Brown, who owned and lived in the house before selling it along with the grounds for the hospital, claimed that one of his primary concerns when selling the property was to preserve the old mansion.


The new Patterson House is still owned and used by the hospital. During the winter months and early spring it's visible from the High's on Route 32. It sits on high ground and once commanded a view of all the Patterson, and then Brown, lands.