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

Springfield Safe Deposit and Trust Company

127 State Street

 

— Built 1933 —

 
Springfield Safe Deposit and Trust Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
1. Springfield Safe Deposit and Trust Company Marker
Inscription.  This limestone building is a rare example of Art Moderne architecture in Springfield. It was designed by the Boston architectural firm of Thomas M. James Company for the Springfield Safe Deposit and Trust Company. Established in 1886, the company grew to become one of the City's leading banks and is now part of the Shawmut First Bank and Trust Company. The banking hall features a striking mural entitled "The Modern Impulse Made Possible By Modern Banking" by Carroll Bill, a Boston artist.

This property is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

 
Erected by Springfield 350th Anniversary.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 42° 6.075′ N, 72° 35.186′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Massachusetts, in Hampden County. Marker is on State Street north of Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted at eye-level directly on the
Springfield Safe Deposit and Trust Company image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
2. Springfield Safe Deposit and Trust Company
(marker visible just right of entrance)
subject building, just to the right of the entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 127 State 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. Stockbridge Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Mass Mutual Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union House / Chandler Hotel / Edisonia Theater (about 400 feet away); Burbach, Bangs, and McKinney Blocks (about 400 feet away); 95 State Street (about 400 feet away); The First Meeting House (about 500 feet away); Springfield Soldiers and Sailors Monument (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Regarding Springfield Safe Deposit and Trust Company. National Register of Historic Places #03001118.
 
Also see . . .  Springfield Safe Deposit and Trust Company (Wikipedia). The interior retains many original finishes and features, including bank vaults, marble floors, limestone walls, and a mural of the George Washington Bridge in the main lobby. The lobby also boasts stonework depicting symbols of thrift and prudence from the animal world. The bank donated the building to the Community Music School in 1996. (Submitted on October 25, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Springfield Safe Deposit and Trust Company Building image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
3. Springfield Safe Deposit and Trust Company Building
(architectural detail)
Springfield Safe Deposit and Trust Company Building (<i>northwest elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
4. Springfield Safe Deposit and Trust Company Building (northwest elevation)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 25, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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