Pasfield Tours & Links
Capitol Complex Walking Tour
Leone will entertain by discussing the town’s early settlers such as the elder George Pasfield and Elijah Iles who were among the 50 businessmen who pledged to pay for a construction bond if the legislature voted to relocate the State Capitol Building to Springfield. Guests will also hear of the significant efforts of Dr. George Pasfield and George Pasfield Jr. to ensure that Springfield remain the Illinois Capitol.
Pasfield House owner Tony Leone is developing a companion film that features historical preservationist expert Anthony Rubano who annually each July high-lights the architectural detail of the Illinois State Capitol and surrounding buildings in the Capitol Campus. Rubano’ performs his pied piper tours are each summer on behalf of Downtown Springfield Inc.
Leone encourages those interested in touring the capital campus architectural exterior tour to visit both the Old State Capitol and current State Capitol for an interiors tour in the daytime, saying; "Our state capitol buildings best define the city, those visiting Mr. Lincoln's home town should to told, how through him and local backers we became the Illinois' State Capital".