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Springfield in Hampden County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Master Armorer's House

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

 
 
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By Don Morfe, May 22, 2013
1. Master Armorer's House Marker
Inscription. Constructed in 1833, this building was located just north of the present Main Arsenal as shown in the picture. The nearby identical Paymasterís House was located on the south side of the Main Arsenal. Around 1880, both of these residences were relocated, and the Paymasterís House (Building 17) was later demolished. During the remaining 90 years of Armory operation, the Master Armorerís house served as a variety of functions, most notably as an infirmary.

The Master Armorer supervised the technical side of Armory operations. When the Armory was under civilian management, prior to the advent of Maj. Ripley in 1841, the Master Armorers worked with a considerable degree of independence.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 42° 6.45′ N, 72° 34.95′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Massachusetts, in Hampden County. Marker can be reached from Federal Street. Click for map. The marker is within the grounds of the Springfield Armory located on Federal Street. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield MA 01105, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Commanding Officer's House (a few steps from this marker); Hay Road (within shouting
Master Armorer's House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 22, 2013
2. Master Armorer's House Marker
distance of this marker); Main Arsenal (within shouting distance of this marker); Armory Fence (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shaysí Rebellion (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hessian Encampment (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Springfield.
 
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Master Armorer's House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 22, 2013
3. Master Armorer's House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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