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

Armory Square

 
 
Armory Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2017
1. Armory Square Marker
Inscription.

Two outstanding commanding officers, Roswell Lee and James W. Ripley, set the tone for Springfield Armory's development in the first half of the 19th century. They envisioned a "Grand National Armory," with stately buildings arranged around a central Green, testifying to the growing strength and pride of the federal government.

As early as the 1840s, travelers remarked that the setting resembled a college campus. Today it is a college campus, and Springfield Technical Community College uses the Green for hosting athletic and community events.
 
Erected by National Park Service and Springfield Technical Community College.
 
Location. 42° 6.45′ N, 72° 34.877′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Massachusetts, in Hampden County. Touch for map. Marker is at the southwest end of Armory Square, part of the Springfield National Historic Site and Springfield Technical Community College campus complex, near the Armory building. Marker is at or near this postal address: One Armory Street, Springfield MA 01105, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. From Arsenal to Icon (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Arsenal (within shouting distance of this marker); The Military Presence

Armory Square and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2017
2. Armory Square and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Innovation Continues at STCC (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Forging Arms for Our Nation (about 300 feet away); Master Armorer's House (about 300 feet away); Commanding Officer's House (about 300 feet away); Armory Fence (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Springfield Armory National Historic Site. (Submitted on August 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Springfield Technical Community College. (Submitted on August 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Springfield Armory National Historic Site on Facebook. (Submitted on August 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 97 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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