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

Hampden County District Court Building

1600 East Columbus Avenue

— Built 1930 • Renovated 1980 —

 
 
Hampden County District Court Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
1. Hampden County District Court Building Marker
Inscription.  Now used for municipal offices, this limestone structure originally housed the District Court for Springfield and its surrounding towns. The first known district court was established in 1823. This location was selected for its proximity to the now-demolished Police Department. The building was designed by Frank King, who had taken over the architectural firm of E. C. & G. C. Gardner after the death of both principals.

This property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 
Erected by Springfield 350th Anniversary.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1930.
 
Location. 42° 6.047′ N, 72° 35.466′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Massachusetts, in Hampden County. Marker is on East Columbus Avenue just east of Pynchon Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is mounted at eye-level directly on the subject building, just to the right of the entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1600 East Columbus Avenue, Springfield MA 01103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within walking distance of this marker. Old First Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Old First Church (about 600 feet away); Miles Morgan (about 600 feet away); Hampden County Courthouse (about 600 feet away); Springfield Soldiers and Sailors Monument (about 700 feet away); Edward P. Boland (about 700 feet away); Union Trust Company (about 700 feet away); The First Meeting House (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Regarding Hampden County District Court Building. National Register of Historic Places #83000765.
 
Also see . . .  Springfield District Court (Wikipedia). Springfield District Court, now the City Hall Annex, is a prominent local example of civic Classical Revival architecture. The building served as a district court facility, housing a diversity of court needs for Springfield and surrounding communities. It continued in that use until the 1970s, when a new courthouse was built at Court Square. (Submitted on October 23, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Springfield City Hall Annex (former Hampden County District Court Building) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
2. Springfield City Hall Annex (former Hampden County District Court Building)
(marker visible on pilaster at right side of entrance)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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