Springfield in Hampden County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Commanding Oﬃcer's House
Ripley's opponents labeled his new residence a "magnificent mansion,” fueling the controversies that bedeviled him during his entire term at Springfield Armory. He became the subject of various investigations, leading finally to a military court of inquiry. Among the charges were extravagance and waste of government funds for building this house, but in the end he was completely exonerated.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 42° 6.46′ N, 72° 34.951′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Massachusetts, in Hampden County. Marker can be reached from State Street. The marker is beside the walkway leading to the Commanding Officer's House just behind the Main Arsenal building, Springfield Armory National Historic Site. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Master Armorer's House (a few steps from this marker); Hay Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Arsenal (within shouting distance of this marker); From Arsenal to Icon (within shouting distance of this marker); Armory Square (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Military Presence (about 600 feet away); Innovation Continues at STCC (about 600 feet away); Forging Arms for Our Nation (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Also see . . .
1. Springfield Armory National Historic Site. (Submitted on June 11, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
2. Brevet Brigadier General James W. Ripley. A biography hosted by the United States Army Ordnance Corps and School. (Submitted on October 2, 2014, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Additional keywords. Springfield Armory Springfield Arsenal Ripley
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 942 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 11, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.