Colorado Millennial Site / Hackberry / Bloody Springs
National Register 4/8/1980, 5BA.31
The site contains evidence of long and diverse human occupation through prehistoric and historic periods. The location offered a permanent water supply and a variety of natural shelters along the projecting bluff. The site also contains a large array of rock art whose range of styles demonstrates the evolution of rock art through time. An 1868 skirmish here between soldiers of the U.S. 7th Cavalry and Cheyenne Indians was the last historically documented Plains Indian / military engagement in southeastern Colorado.
Commercial Hotel (Stage Stop Hotel)
1033 Main St.
State Register 9/10/2003, 5BA.941
The Commercial Hotel / Hamilton Hotel is Springfield’s longest functioning and oldest surviving hotel. Opened in 1920, the hotel operated continuously up to the present. Known as the Commercial Hotel from 1920 to the mid-1930s, the hotel operated as the Hamilton Hotel from 1943 until 1970.
Springfield Schoolhouse / Springfield Masonic Lodge
281 W. 7th Ave.
National Register 10/5/1977, 5BA.313
This 1889 rural schoolhouse was built with sandstone quarried east of town. It served as a school until 1920 when it became a Masonic Lodge. Listed under Rural School Buildings in Colorado Multiple Property Submission.
Two Buttes Dam
County Rd. 30, northeast of Springfield
State Register 3/8/1995, 5BA.39
The 1909 dam is significant for its engineering as an intact example of a turn-of-the-century earthen dam built to aid in irrigating portions of southeastern Colorado.
Stonington Methodist Episcopal Church
48854 County Rd. X
National Register 3/14/1996, 5BA.555
The 1917 church is architecturally significant as a good, intact example of the Late Gothic Revival style as executed by a local craftsman. It is the only identified example of this style in the county.
Two Buttes Gymnasium
5th & C Streets
National Register 12/22/2009, 5BA.1146
Two Buttes Gymnasium, constructed between 1935 and 1937 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), is significant under the New Deal Resources on Colorado's Eastern Plains Multiple Property Documentation Form (MPDF). The gymnasium is significant in the area of Social History for its association with President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal legislative agenda to rescue the United States from the Great Depression. Additionally, it is significant for Education and Entertainment/ Recreation. This community building is a good example of the efforts of the WPA to boost morale during the Depression through the construction of buildings for the enjoyment of the entire community. Two Buttes' residents attended school-sponsored activities such as basketball games, music performances, and festivals in the building. It was the first large, multi-use gymnasium and auditorium space in Two Buttes. Finally, the Two Buttes Gymnasium is an important example of the WPA Rustic Style. Rustic characteristics featured in the buildings include the use of native stone, traditional construction methods, evident handcraftsmanship, and simple, functional design. Native materials were used because they were usually the least expensive.