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

Stockbridge Block

7-9 Stockbridge Street

 

— Built 1845 • Renovated 1977 —

 
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
1. Stockbridge Block Marker
Inscription.  In 1839, Elam Stockbridge laid out this street and later constructed a series of brick buildings. This structure is the sole survivor of that row which housed both stores and residences. From 1913 to 1973, the Guenther and Handel Company, a delicatessen and grocery, occupied the ground floor. The Greek Revival style building is the second oldest surviving commercial building in downtown Springfield.

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° 6.046′ N, 72° 35.165′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Massachusetts, in Hampden County. Marker is on Stockbridge Street north of Main Street, on the right when traveling north. 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: 9 Stockbridge 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. Burbach, Bangs, and McKinney Blocks (within shouting distance
Stockbridge Block image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
2. Stockbridge Block
(marker visible just right of entrance)
of this marker); Union House / Chandler Hotel / Edisonia Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); Springfield Safe Deposit and Trust Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mass Mutual Building (about 300 feet away); 95 State Street (about 400 feet away); Theodore Seuss Geisel Was Born Here in 1904 (about 400 feet away); Howard Street School / WCA Boarding House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Regarding Stockbridge Block. National Register of Historic Places #83000749.
 
Also see . . .  Guenther & Handel's Block (Wikipedia). It is a three-story brick building with vernacular Greek Revival styling, and one of Springfield's rare examples of Greek Revival commercial architecture. In the 1880s the ground floor business was a grocery shop, which in 1913 was acquired and operated by Emil Guenther and his brother-in-law, Richard Handel. (Submitted on October 26, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Stockbridge Block image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2019
3. Stockbridge Block
 
 
 
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 43 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 26, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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