“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Springfield in Hampden County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)


Young Woman's Christian Association


Stop 3 Springfield Experience Walk

YWCA Marker image. Click for full size.
December 15, 2018
1. YWCA Marker
Inscription.  The YWCA building, previously located at 22-30 Howard Street, was built in 1909. It was designed by local architect Eugene C. Gardner in the Renaissance Revival style. The building consolidated the boarding and educational functions of the YWCA, which formerly were in separate locations. The YWCA has played an important role in the social welfare of the community beginning in the 1870's, organized to provide room and board at reasonable rates for young working women. It was a social hub for women's education and activities as well as a day nursery. The historic facade has been recreated here as part of MGM Springfield. Many of the original building elements, including the friezes and medallions, have been salvaged and reused.
Erected 2018.
Location. 42° 5.955′ N, 72° 35.201′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Massachusetts, in Hampden County. Marker is on MGM Way. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: One MGM Way, Springfield, MA 01103, Springfield MA 01103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. State Armory (within shouting distance of this marker); French Congregational Church
The YWCA image. Click for full size.
December 15, 2018
2. The YWCA
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union House / Chandler Hotel / Edisonia Theater (about 400 feet away); 95 State Street (about 400 feet away); First Spiritualist Church (about 500 feet away); Mass Mutual Building (about 500 feet away); Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Building (about 600 feet away); The First Meeting House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 5, 2019. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 5, 2019. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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