Built in 1896 the Pasfield House is an architecture treasure located near the Illinois State Capital and is associated with the deep history of Springfield, Illinois. It stands on what was once forty acre estate housing three generations of Pasfields. George Pasfield, the patriarch of one of the most prominent Springfield families, arrived here 1831 and was the frits merchant to establish on the town square. Pasfield became on the the largest financial backers and on of the forty original signers of the bond to construct what is now Old State Capital. Pasfield and his son also became involved in the legal career of Abraham Lincoln. All three generations of George Pasfield became large supporters, morally and financially, for worthwhile improvements (1831-1930) of Springfield.