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

Fuller Block

1531-1545 Main Street

 

— Built 1887 • Renovated 1986 —

 
Fuller Block Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
1. Fuller Block Marker
Inscription.  This five-story block was built at a cost of $100,000 by Frank Fuller, a local industrialist. It was designed by architect Frederick Newman, who later lived in one of the residential suites on the top two floors. When completed, the building was the most modern structure in the City. It was the first to have a central mail chute as well as marble floors, wainscoting, and staircase. The original bulbous roof domes were removed in the 1920's.

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: Architecture.
 
Location. 42° 6.212′ N, 72° 35.531′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Massachusetts, in Hampden County. Marker is on Main Street west of Bridge Street, on the right 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: 1537 Main Street, Springfield MA 01103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
Fuller Block (<i>south elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
2. Fuller Block (south elevation)
(marker visible right of entrance)
this marker. Trinity Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Stearns Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stacy Building (about 500 feet away); Wells and Bicycle Blocks (about 500 feet away); Home of the Duryea Automobile (about 600 feet away); Board of Trade Block (about 600 feet away); Morgan Block (about 600 feet away); Springfield Steam Power Company Block (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Regarding Fuller Block. National Register of Historic Places #83000748.
 
Also see . . .  Fuller Block (Wikipedia). The Romanesque Revival structure was the first building in Springfield to feature a number of modern amenities and stylistic features: steam heat, passenger elevators, and running water on all floors. The building once featured an onion dome at the corner, but this was removed sometime in the 20th century. Early tenants included prominent local clothiers and doctors. (Submitted on October 23, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Fuller Block (<i>southwest elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
3. Fuller Block (southwest elevation)
Fuller Block (<i>window & frieze detail</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
4. Fuller Block (window & frieze detail)
Fuller Block (<i>southeast elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
5. Fuller Block (southeast elevation)
Fuller Block (<i>northeast elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
6. Fuller Block (northeast elevation)
 
 
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 48 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 23, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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