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

Union Trust Company

1351 Main Street

 

— Built 1907 • Renovated 1981 —

 
Union Trust Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
1. Union Trust Company Marker
Inscription.  Now home to MultiBank National, this building was designed by the nationally recognized architectural firm of Peabody and Stearns. It is one of five of their known works in the Pioneer Valley. The Beaux Arts style building was erected for the Union Trust Company, which was founded in 1906 with the merger of four local banks, one of which — the Springfield Bank — was the first bank in the area.

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

 
Erected by Springfield 350th Anniversary.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 42° 6.133′ N, 72° 35.35′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Massachusetts, in Hampden County. Marker is on Main Street west of Bruce Landon Way (Court 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: 1351 Main Street, Springfield MA 01103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Union Trust Company Building image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
2. Union Trust Company Building
(marker visible just right of entrance)
distance of this marker. Edward P. Boland (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Springfield Soldiers and Sailors Monument (about 300 feet away); Miles Morgan (about 400 feet away); The First Meeting House (about 400 feet away); Old First Church (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Old First Church (about 600 feet away); Hampden County Courthouse (about 700 feet away); Hampden County District Court Building (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Regarding Union Trust Company. National Register of Historic Places #78000448. As of 2019, this building is home to Northwestern Mutual.
 
Also see . . .  Union Trust Company Building (Wikipedia). The front of the building was designed to resemble a triumphal arch, with the entrance recessed from massive piers supporting a rounded arch, and topped by a large decorated cornice and parapet. The inside face of the arch is decorated with rosettes, and the spandrels are filled by Classical carvings executed by John Evans. The entrance is topped by a bracketed cornice that is surmounted by a cartouche with flanking baskets. (Submitted on October 26, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Union Trust Company Building (<i>entrance detail</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
3. Union Trust Company Building (entrance detail)
Union Trust Company Building image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
4. Union Trust Company Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 26, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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