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

Springfield Steam Power Company Block

51-59 Taylor Street

 

— Built 1881 • Renovated 1983 —

 
Springfield Steam Power Company Block Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
1. Springfield Steam Power Company Block Marker
Inscription.  The Springfield Steam Power Company was formed in 1881 by the Wason Car Manufacturing Company to supply power to company-owned blocks in the vicinity of Taylor and Lyman Streets. Work was soon begun on this three-story building which was first occupied by the Springfield Sewing Machine Company. Throughout its history, the building served a variety of industrial uses.

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.
 
Location. 42° 6.308′ N, 72° 35.54′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Massachusetts, in Hampden County. Marker is on Taylor Street just south of Kaynor Street, on the left when traveling south. 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: 59 Taylor Street, 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. Home of the Duryea Automobile (a few steps from this marker); Stacy Building
Springfield Steam Power Company Block image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
2. Springfield Steam Power Company Block
(marker visible just right of entrance)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Wells and Bicycle Blocks (within shouting distance of this marker); Board of Trade Block (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trinity Block (about 500 feet away); Stearns Building (about 600 feet away); Fuller Block (about 600 feet away); Morgan Block (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Regarding Springfield Steam Power Company Block. National Register of Historic Places #83000767.
 
Also see . . .  Springfield Steam Power Company Block (Wikipedia). It is a utilitarian three-story brick building with a flat roof. The ground floor is divided into five bays separated by pilasters, with a retail entrance to their right, and an upper-story building entrance at the far right. This particular building was built by the company for lease to smaller industrial concerns; early tenants included a brass foundry, iron works, and a sewing machine company. (Submitted on October 24, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
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 44 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on October 23, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2. submitted on October 24, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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