1159 South Community Development Corporation Formed
Today, 1159 South was formed. This day, Aug. 9, was the birthday of Ms. Dorothy Mae Walls, known as “Ms. Babe” within the south Springfield community and “Mammosh” to her grandchildren, including the two co-founders of 1159 South. Ms. Babe and her husband Bishop Lawyer Walls were pillars of S. Yellow Springs St. (living at 1159 S. Yellow Springs St. for decades) and the south Springfield community. While she fed and cared for our physical needs, our grandfather, Bishop Walls, ministered in both word and deeds at all times.
We dedicate our work with 1159 South Community Development Corporation to them and to the many others like them whose lives lifted us up and will strengthen us as we work to transform south Springfield into a thriving community once more!