“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hampden County, Massachusetts

Clickable Map of Hampden County, Massachusetts and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Hampden County, MA (112) Berkshire County, MA (149) Hampshire County, MA (64) Worcester County, MA (343) Hartford County, CT (437) Litchfield County, CT (248) Tolland County, CT (128)  HampdenCounty(112) Hampden County (112)  BerkshireCounty(149) Berkshire County (149)  HampshireCounty(64) Hampshire County (64)  WorcesterCounty(343) Worcester County (343)  HartfordCountyConnecticut(437) Hartford County (437)  LitchfieldCounty(248) Litchfield County (248)  TollandCounty(128) Tolland County (128)
Springfield is the county seat for Hampden County
Adjacent to Hampden County, Massachusetts
      Berkshire County (149)  
      Hampshire County (64)  
      Worcester County (343)  
      Hartford County, Connecticut (437)  
      Litchfield County, Connecticut (248)  
      Tolland County, Connecticut (128)  
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1Massachusetts, Hampden County, Agawam — Agawam Veteran War Memorial
A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors and the men it remembers…….. President John F. Kennedy The Agawam Veteran War Memorial Dedicated this 27th Day of May 1989 In honor of all Agawam . . . Map (db m111456) WM
2Massachusetts, Hampden County, Agawam — Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery — Agawam
Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery Agawam, Massachusetts Dedication May 21, 2001 The Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery is dedicated to the Commonwealth’s Veterans and their families, as a lasting memorial and final resting . . . Map (db m111242) WM
3Massachusetts, Hampden County, Agawam — U.S.N. Armed Guard of World War II
Dedicated To U.S.N. Armed Guard of World War II The Armed Guard of World War II came into existence on April 15, 1941 as USN Naval Reserves began special gunnery training on September 25, 1941. Orders were given to train 200 officers and 1000 . . . Map (db m111244) WM
4Massachusetts, Hampden County, Blandford — MA-5 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Through this place passed General Henry Knox in the winter of 1775 – 1776 to deliver to General George Washington at Cambridge the train of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston. Erected by the . . . Map (db m24011) HM
5Massachusetts, Hampden County, Brimfield — Civil War Memorial
Our country’s defenders in the War of the Rebellion Erected by the town (18 names are arranged around the pillar)Map (db m106169) WM
6Massachusetts, Hampden County, Brimfield — Civilian Conservation Corps (1933-1941)
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was created by president Franklin Roosevelt during the Great Depression to provide employment opportunities and to improve the country’s forest and recreation resources. Administration and logistics were the . . . Map (db m106408) HM
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7Massachusetts, Hampden County, Brimfield — Hitchcock Free Academy
These of the Hitchcock Free Academy served their country in the Great War 1914 1918 A listing of 82 names follows, 2 of whom died in serviceMap (db m118911) WM
8Massachusetts, Hampden County, Brimfield — Indian Hill — 1630 - 1930
Two miles distant on Indian Hill is the site of an Indian stronghold and storehouse for corn, Quaboag Old Fort, and of the Indian village of Ashquoach.Map (db m48776) HM
9Massachusetts, Hampden County, Brimfield — Steerage Rock — 1630 - 1930
Four miles distant on the summit of East Waddaquodduck Mountain is Steerage Rock, a landmark on the Indian trail which became known as the Bay Path and a guidepost to the pioneer settlers of the Connecticut Valley from Massachusetts Bay in 1636.Map (db m88553) HM
10Massachusetts, Hampden County, Chicopee — Cabotville Canal
For 150 years this cluster of red brick mill buildings on the Chicopee River served as the community's industrial anchor. The complex was conceived, designed and built by America's first generation of venture capitalists, the legendary Boston . . . Map (db m56051) HM
11Massachusetts, Hampden County, Chicopee — Citizens of Chicopee Remember World War II
Top This monument dedicated by the citizens of Chicopee in honor of all who served in the armed forces of the United States during World War Two. This emblem with the spread eagle was awarded to all honorably discharged service personnel. . . . Map (db m54843) HM
12Massachusetts, Hampden County, Chicopee — Civil War Memorial
Front 1861 Civil War 1865 The War Between the States A family struggle that reunited the nation From Chicopee 931 men served 72 lost their lives while serving their names are recorded on two tablets at the entrance of city hall . . . Map (db m54870) HM
13Massachusetts, Hampden County, Chicopee — Frank J Szot Memorial Park
First American Soldier from Chicopee killed in action during the World War on April 12, 1918Map (db m56055) HM WM
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14Massachusetts, Hampden County, Chicopee — Honor the Brave
[Plaque] • Alton E. Phillips, Lieut. Co. E. 1st Mass. Cav, Died of wounds near Rapidan Station Va. May 4 1863 • Francis A. Bushee, Co. F. 1st Mass. Cav. Killed in action at Ashland Station Va. May 11 1864 • Benjamin F. . . . Map (db m198115) WM
15Massachusetts, Hampden County, Chicopee — Korean War Memorial
Top-front "The Chicopee Veterans Organizations erect this monument to honor all who served in the United States Armed Forces during the Korean War. June 1950 July 1953 Especially remembered are these 13 men who made the supreme sacrifice . . . Map (db m54844) WM
16Massachusetts, Hampden County, Chicopee — Lt. Gen. Arthur MacArthur
Dedicated to Lt. Gen. Arthur MacArthur U.S. Army by the people of Chicopee, Mass. on September 7, 1942 Born in house at this square June 2, 1845 Died September 5, 1912Map (db m56053) HM
17Massachusetts, Hampden County, Chicopee — Roll of Honor
[Plaque] • Alden Portger, Co. F. 10th Mass. Inf. Died in hospital near Washington, D.C. Oct. 7. 1861. • George D. Justin, Co. F. 10th Mass. Inf. Died of wounds at Davids Island, N.Y. Aug. 22. 1862. • Lucien Robertson, Co. F. . . . Map (db m198116) WM
18Massachusetts, Hampden County, Chicopee — Szot Memorial Park Fountain
Erected to honor his comrades and him who gave their lives. A war to win that you and I might live and be in this land of the brave and the freeMap (db m56056) WM
19Massachusetts, Hampden County, Chicopee — The Cabotville Sycamores
The sycamores have survived hurricanes, floods, an industrial revolution and the onslaught of modern urbanization. These handsome trees were growing here in 1848 when the citizens of Cabotville petitioned the legislature for the right to . . . Map (db m56052) HM
20Massachusetts, Hampden County, Chicopee — The Chicopee City Hall
This municipal government building, designed by Charles E. Parker, noted Boston architect, is patterned in architectural design after the famous Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. The unique tower is 147 feet high. Construction work started in 1870 . . . Map (db m198113) HM
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21Massachusetts, Hampden County, Chicopee — The Girls and Boys of Bemisuwka
Upper Plaque They, too, wanted only to live by the side of this Park and be a friend to man. Instead, off to war they went, by their sense of duty sent, in response to pleas, of peoples, forced to their knees. Some gave all they had others did . . . Map (db m56054) WM
22Massachusetts, Hampden County, Chicopee — Veterans Memorial
A thousand battles of land and sea and air echo the glory of the valiant deeds of these men who gave their lives in battle. Because of them our lives are free. Because of them our nation lives. May we always honor their memory. Civil War U.S. . . . Map (db m56050) WM
23Massachusetts, Hampden County, Chicopee — Vietnam War Memorial
Front - Top This campaign ribbon awarded to all who proudly served with the armed forces in Vietnam Front - Left Panel U.S. ARMY MACV 2/62 to 3/73 12 Infantry Divisions 367 units 1t Inf. - 2nd Inf. - 3rd Mech - . . . Map (db m54871) HM
24Massachusetts, Hampden County, Chicopee — World War Memorial
North side CHICOPEE Erects this monument in grateful memory of all her sons who served on land and sea in the World War 1914-1918 West side DIED OF DISEASE Ralph Anderson Charles Bancroft . . . Map (db m54869) HM
25Massachusetts, Hampden County, Granville — Granville Citizens Park
The Granville Citizens Park The park that occupies this small bit of land, along with its immediate surroundings, was once a busy place. Adjacent to the park, J.M. Gibbons' General Store, built in 1851, accommodated not only the Post Office, but . . . Map (db m97470) HM
26Massachusetts, Hampden County, Granville — Granville Veterans Monument
In Memory Of Granville Men and Women Who Have Honorably Served Our CountryMap (db m97471) WM
27Massachusetts, Hampden County, Granville — The Store at West Granville
This Property Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department Of The InteriorMap (db m97472) HM
28Massachusetts, Hampden County, Holland — Benjamin Church
In memory of Benjamin Church 1756-1832 Soldier of the American Revolution served in General Lee’s Life Guard, 1775 General Artemus Ward’s Life Guard and Captain Burbank’s Artillery, 1776 General Washington’s Life Guard, 1776 Took . . . Map (db m106285) HM WM
29Massachusetts, Hampden County, Holland — Holland (MA) War Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women of the town of Holland who served their country in its wars World War I The names of 8 servicemen World War II The names of 34 service men and womenMap (db m106287) WM
30Massachusetts, Hampden County, Holyoke — Civil War Monument
In memory of Our Volunteers who died For The Union 1861 - 1865.Map (db m56042) WM
31Massachusetts, Hampden County, Holyoke — Korean Veterans Memorial Plaza
Dedicated to the memory and honor of those men from Holyoke who gave their lives in the Korean Conflict 1950-1955 Norman Brissette • William G. Carroll • Anthony J. Castro • Roland V. Charpentier • Richard F. Donoghue • Roland J. Dostie • Robert O. . . . Map (db m56043) WM
32Massachusetts, Hampden County, Holyoke — B-17 — Mt. Tom B-17 Memorial
On July 9, 1946 at 10:30 PM a B-17 "Flying-Fortress" bringing twenty-five servicemen home crashed at this site. No one survived.Map (db m96098) HM WM
33Massachusetts, Hampden County, Holyoke — Sheard Playground — In Memory of 2nd Lt. William J. Sheard
Dedicated to the memory of 2nd Lt. William J. Sheard Co. G 157th Inf. Regt. 7th Army Sept. 11, 1911 + Dec. 21, 1944 Killed in Action in Germany during World War II Lt. Sheard was a love of sports and a credit to this community in which he lived . . . Map (db m56047) WM
34Massachusetts, Hampden County, Holyoke — Vietnam — 1959 - 1975
Center monument With sincere appreciation to the men of Holyoke who gave their lives in the Republic of Vietnam. To the men and women called upon to serve during an era of discord and turmoil and did so with great personal strength and . . . Map (db m56044) HM
35Massachusetts, Hampden County, Holyoke — World War II — 1941-1945
Dedicated in honor of the 212 people from Holyoke who paid the supreme sacrifice and all others who served Lest We ForgetMap (db m56041) HM
36Massachusetts, Hampden County, Palmer — MA-11 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Through this place passed General Henry Knox in the winter of 1775 – 1776 to deliver to General George Washington at Cambridge the train of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston. Erected by the . . . Map (db m24016) HM
37Massachusetts, Hampden County, Palmer — George Washington Memorial Highway
This tablet marks the George Washington Memorial Highway at Palmer 1732 ----- 1932Map (db m24391) HM
38Massachusetts, Hampden County, Palmer — Washington Park
Dedicated by Wright Wire Company, 1919, to its employees and their families, for their recreation and pleasure. George Washington, Father of his country – first President of the United States – traveled over this spot in June 1775 on . . . Map (db m24388) HM
39Massachusetts, Hampden County, Russell — MA-6 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Through this place passed General Henry Knox in the winter of 1775 – 1776 to deliver to General George Washington at Cambridge the train of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston. Erected by the . . . Map (db m24010) HM
40Massachusetts, Hampden County, Russell — Roll of Honor
Herein are inscribed the names of the men and women of Russell who served their country in World War I and II Map (db m111664) WM
41Massachusetts, Hampden County, Southwick — Southwick Veterans Monument
Southwick Honors the Memory And the Glory of Her Sons and Daughters Who Served The United States In War World War II Constantine Adasiewicz, Jr. · Raymond E. Aldrich · Elwood H. Anderson · Mabel Anderson · Richard E. Anderson · . . . Map (db m109014) WM
42Massachusetts, Hampden County, Southwick — Veterans Monument
To Honor Those Who Served Our Country In War And Peace Veterans Of Foreign Wars Post 872 American Legion Post 338 And Their Auxilliaries Bicentennial Year 1976Map (db m109013) WM
43Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — 95 State Street — Stop 7 • Springfield Experience Walk —
Constructed in 1929, the building at 95 State Street features a classical revival style of architecture. The eleven-story structure was built for the Springfield Republican as an annex to the adjacent State Building, which had been recently acquired . . . Map (db m136697) HM
44Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Armory Fence — Springfield Armory National Historic Site
James W. Ripley, who had such a lasting influence on the Armory’s development, was also responsible for the east-iron fence which extends well over a mile around Armory Square. Partly decorative, the fence also had a security function, being . . . Map (db m65837) HM WM
45Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Armory Square
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 . . . Map (db m107107) HM
46Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Board of Trade Block — 1645-1659 Main Street — Built 1875, 1862, 1866 • Renovated 1985 —
These three buildings were originally separate structures. The southern building was built in 1875 by John Olmsted, president of the Springfield Street Railway, for office and warehouse use. Its facade was remodeled in 1895, and the Springfield . . . Map (db m158398) HM
47Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Burbach, Bangs, and McKinney Blocks — 1111-1127 Main Street — Built 1882, circa 1870, and 1905 • Renovated 1982 —
Now known as Crossett Lane, these three buildings were constructed as separate structures. The three-story Queen Anne style block was erected by Gerard Burbach, who ran the adjacent United States Hotel for many years. It may have served as an annex . . . Map (db m158497) HM
48Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Civil War Soldiers' Monument
They served their country 1861-1865Map (db m106793) WM
49Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Commanding Officer's House
Four years after taking command at Springfield Armory in 1841, Maj. James W. Ripley began construction of this residence. When he demolished the existing CO's residence to make room for Main Arsenal, he antagonized the builder of that house, a man . . . Map (db m31772) HM
50Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Edward P. Boland — United States Congress — 1911-2001 —
[left panel] Born on Essex Street in the north end of Springfield on October 1, 1911, the youngest of four sons of Irish immigrant parents Michael and Johanna Boland, Eddie Boland lived his early years in the Hungry Hill section of . . . Map (db m158400) HM
51Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — First Spiritualist Church — 33-37 Bliss Street — Built 1887 —
Originally the French Protestant Church, this edifice was erected with the support of Daniel Wesson, a local industrialist, to serve the small French-Canadian Protestant population in the City. In 1909, the building was given up by the French due to . . . Map (db m136698) HM
52Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Forging Arms for Our Nation
In 1795, Springfield Armory began manufacturing muskets for the United States Military, on a site where General George Washington authorized weapons to be stored during the Revolutionary War. Within decades, Springfield Armory became the nation's . . . Map (db m107114) HM
53Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — French Congregational Church — Stop 1 • Springfield Experience Walk —
The French Congregational Church was built in 1887, the first place of worship in Springfield to accommodate the City's growing French Protestant population. The building's vernacular is a Victorian Gothic style of brick and Longmeadow brownstone, . . . Map (db m136694) HM
54Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — From Arsenal to Icon
The massive building ahead served as Springfield Armory's Main Arsenal, a storage facility for the weapons manufactured here. Constructed between 1847 and 1850 during the term of Commanding Officer James W. Ripley, the building dominated the site . . . Map (db m107082) HM
55Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Fuller Block — 1531-1545 Main Street — Built 1887 • Renovated 1986 —
This five-story block was built at a cost of $100,000 by Frank Fuller, a local industrialist. It was designed by architect Frederick Newman, who later lived in one of the residential suites on the top two floors. When completed, the building was the . . . Map (db m158397) HM
56Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — MA-9 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Through this Place Passed General Henry Knox In the Winter of 1775 - 1776 To Deliver To General George Washington At Cambridge The Train of Artillery From Fort Ticonderoga Used To Force the British Army To Evacuate . . . Map (db m23756) HM
57Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Hampden County Courthouse — 37 Elm Street — Built 1871-1874 • Renovated 1978 —
Henry Hobson Richardson, the most famous American architect of the late nineteenth century, designed this courthouse. Although Richardson received commissions for seven buildings in Springfield, only the Courthouse and Grace Baptist Church still . . . Map (db m158496) HM
58Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Hampden County District Court Building — 1600 East Columbus Avenue — Built 1930 • Renovated 1980 —
Now used for municipal offices, this limestone structure originally housed the District Court for Springfield and its surrounding towns. The first known district court was established in 1823. This location was selected for its proximity to the . . . Map (db m158396) HM
59Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Hay Road — Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Notice how the land falls off very steeply here. Various commanders at Springfield Armory spent much of the 19th Century grappling with a serious erosion problem on this sandy bluff. Eventually, they resorted to a system of terraces, which . . . Map (db m65732) HM WM
60Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Home of the Duryea Automobile — Springfield, Massachusetts
The Duryea brothers, Charles and Frank, developed the first successful gasoline-powered car in 1894, right here in Springfield. The second Duryea prototype, the 1895 Duryea, was built on this site. This automobile became known simply as the "1895 . . . Map (db m136599) HM
61Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Howard Street School / WCA Boarding House — Stop 4 • Springfield Experience Walk —
Howard Street School The Howard Street School, designed by the local firm of Kirkham and Parlett, formerly stood on the MGM Springfield site. It was one of the first of many public buildings the firm, formed in 1904, was responsible for in . . . Map (db m158392) HM
62Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Innovation Continues at STCC — Historic Legacy, Shared Future
Innovation Continues at STCC The armory legacy of innovation lives on at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC). Founded in 1967 just before the armory closed down, STCC is located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National . . . Map (db m107111) HM
63Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Main Arsenal
The massive Main Arsenal (199 by 69 feet) was constructed between 1847 and 1850, during Col. James W. Ripley's tenure as commanding officer of Springfield Armory. With its dominating location, the Main Arsenal became the symbol of the Armory and was . . . Map (db m31739) HM
64Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Mass Mutual Building — 1200 Main Street/101 State Street — Stop 6 • Springfield Experience Walk —
The Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company commissioned Springfield's first steel frame skyscraper, built in the Classical Revival style. It was completed in 1908 and caused a controversy over its "excessive height" of 125 feet. A law . . . Map (db m136696) HM
65Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Building — 1200 Main Street — Built 1908 —
Organized in 1851, the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance company grew to become one of Springfield's largest businesses. It was begun by George Rice and Alfred Lambert to assure annual dividend life insurance. By the early twentieth century, . . . Map (db m137171) HM
66Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Master Armorer's House — Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Constructed in 1833, this building was located just north of the present Main Arsenal as shown in the picture. The nearby identical Paymaster’s House was located on the south side of the Main Arsenal. Around 1880, both of these residences were . . . Map (db m65730) HM WM
67Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Miles Morgan
An early settler of Springfield. Died 1699 • Aged 84 Erected in 1882 by one of his descendants of the fifth generationMap (db m158698) HM
68Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Morgan Block — 313-333 Bridge Street — Built 1929 —
Constructed on a site formerly occupied by Scott's Laundry, this building was originally owned by the Morgan Realty Company, a development arm of the nearby Morgan Envelope Company, one of the City's largest industries. The two-story structure . . . Map (db m158579) HM
69Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Old First Church
Old First Church has been located in Court Square since the 17th century. It was the twentieth parish formed in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and was gathered in 1637, the year after Springfield was founded. The first meetinghouse was erected just . . . Map (db m158499) HM
70Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Old First Church — First Church of Christ, Congregational — Founded in 1637
In the spring of 1636, a small band of early settlers from Roxbury, Massachusetts ventured up the Connecticut River to settle in Springfield, then known by its Indian name of Agawam. Together they executed an agreement which in part reads: "Wee . . . Map (db m158500) HM
71Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Shays’ Rebellion
This Tablet Marks the Battle Place of Shays' Rebellion January 25, 1787Map (db m7791) HM
72Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Springfield Armory
Springfield Armory Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the Provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1955 This Site Possesses Exceptional Value In Commemorating and Illustrating The History of . . . Map (db m110886) HM
73Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Springfield Armory — National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark
The Springfield Armory (1794 — 1968) was the first National Armory in the United States. It was an outstanding, innovative center for the design and production of military small arms. Among its notable achievements are the Blanchard Lathe . . . Map (db m110888) HM
74Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Springfield Safe Deposit and Trust Company — 127 State Street — Built 1933 —
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 . . . Map (db m158498) HM
75Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Springfield Soldiers and Sailors Monument
[west plaque] Springfield furnished in the war of the rebellion two thousand four hundred and eighty five soldiers and sailors, the greater part of whom enlisted in the 10th, 27th, 37th, and 46th regiments. • • • They served with credit and . . . Map (db m158600) HM WM
76Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Springfield Steam Power Company Block — 51-59 Taylor Street — Built 1881 • Renovated 1983 —
The Springfield Steam Power Company was formed in 1881 by the Wason Car Manufacturing Company to supply power to company-owned blocks in the vicinity of Taylor and Lyman Streets. Work was soon begun on this three-story building which was first . . . Map (db m158399) HM
77Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Stacy Building — 43 Taylor Street — Built 1893 • Renovated 1986 —
Local architect F. R. Richmond designed this building for Edwin Stacy, a manufacturer of machinery and mill supplies. His son Frank took over the business in 1911 and served as Mayor from 1914 to 1918. The upper floors of the building were leased . . . Map (db m136598) HM
78Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — State Armory — Stop 2 • Springfield Experience Walk —
The Springfield Armory was built in 1895 for the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. The building was designed by architects Robert Wait and Amos Cutter from Boston, who were responsible for many county courthouses and state buildings in Eastern . . . Map (db m127593) HM
79Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Stearns Building — 289-309 Bridge Street — Built 1912 —
This building was constructed to house stores and offices. It was designed by Samuel M. Green & Company, which eventually located its offices on the top floor. The company specialized in industrial architecture and engineering. It was involved in . . . Map (db m158495) HM
80Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Stockbridge Block — 7-9 Stockbridge Street — Built 1845 • Renovated 1977 —
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 . . . Map (db m158699) HM
81Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — The First Meeting House
Just East of Here Stood The First Meeting House Built in 1645 Past This Point Ran Meeting House Lane, Which Led to the First Training Field And Burying Ground on the Bank of The Greate River This Table Placed by MERCY WARREN CHAPTER, . . . Map (db m108120) HM
82Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — The Military Presence
As a "military factory," Springfield Armory was a hybrid installation, never a typical military post. During and after the Civil War, the military presence increased, with junior officers taking more of a hand in supervising production and . . . Map (db m107109) HM
83Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Theodore Seuss Geisel Was Born Here in 1904
Ted Geisel was born at 22 Howard Street near the Seuss Bakery operated by his grandparents.Map (db m158393) HM
84Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — To the Memory of George Washington
To the Memory Of George Washington Commander-In-Chief Of The American Army 1775 — 1785 First President of the United States Who endorsed the location of a magazine and laboratory at Springfield in 1777, personally inspected the . . . Map (db m110887) HM
85Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Trinity Block — 266-286 Bridge Street — Built 1923 —
This building replaced the Trinity Methodist Church which stood on the site from 1869 to 1922, when the congregation relocated to a more suburban section of the City. Samuel M. Green & Company designed the block, whose facade is a colorful . . . Map (db m158601) HM
86Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Union House / Chandler Hotel / Edisonia Theater — Stop 5 • Springfield Experience Walk —
Union House / Chandler Hotel The Union House opened as a hotel in 1846. Two Presidents slept here, including James K. Polk, the 11th President, who stayed during a trip through the Northeastern part of the country. He was joined by his . . . Map (db m136695) HM
87Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Union Trust Company — 1351 Main Street — Built 1907 • Renovated 1981 —
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 . . . Map (db m158697) HM
88Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — United Electric Co. Building / Old "Turnverein" Building — 73 State Street — Stop 8 • Springfield Experience Walk —
United Electric Co. Building In 1912 the United Electric Company office building was completed by local builder Casper Ranger. The Beaux Arts brick and limestone building was designed by Boston architect Thomas M. James. The United Electric . . . Map (db m158394) HM
89Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — United Electric Company Building — 73 State Street — Built 1911 —
The first electric lights in Springfield were installed inside a downtown factory in 1881; the first local streetlights went up in 1889; and the trolley system was electrified in 1890. The United Electric Light Company was formed to meet the . . . Map (db m158395) HM
90Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Wells and Bicycle Blocks — 254-270 Worthington Street — Built 1876 and 1891 • Renovated 1981 —
The Italianate style Wells Block was built on the site of a lumber yard. Its construction was part of continued growth of business away from Main Street. Stores occupied its ground floor, and tenements were on the upper floors. In 1891, the . . . Map (db m158479) HM
91Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — YWCA — Young Woman's Christian Association — Stop 3 • Springfield Experience Walk —
The YWCA building, previously located at 22-30 Howard Street, was built in 1909. It was designed by local architect Eugene C. Gardner in the Renaissance Revival style. The building consolidated the boarding and educational functions of the YWCA, . . . Map (db m128267) HM
92Massachusetts, Hampden County, Three Rivers — This Bell
This bell, consecrated in the name of Saint Ann in 1914 A.D. and for many years thereafter called the faithful to glorify God in the Church of Saints Peter and Paul Three Rivers, MassachussettsMap (db m199386) HM
93Massachusetts, Hampden County, Tolland — In Memory of Gordon Hall
In Memory of Gordon Hall First American Board Missionary to India, 1812 - 1826 Born in Tolland, April 8, 1784 Died in Doorlee D’hapoora March 20, 1826Map (db m97475) HM
94Massachusetts, Hampden County, Tolland — Tolland Honor Roll
Tolland Honor Roll Moore, Raymond J. * Messenger, Earl B. * 1917   ---   1918 Balch, Raymond • Clark, Jr. Ernest • Hanauer, Henry • Johnson, Henry B. • Rowley, Thomas 1940   ---   1960 Alaconis, Donald J. • Alaconis, Edward C. • . . . Map (db m97473) WM
95Massachusetts, Hampden County, West Springfield — Dr. Mahlon Loomis
Dr. Mahlon Loomis 1826-1886 Aerial Signals Pioneer In 1850, Dr. Mahlon Loomis, dentist, inventor and wireless communications pioneer, lived with his wife, Acshah Ashley, in a nearby cottage at 232 Park St. It was here that he began experiments in . . . Map (db m195317) HM
96Massachusetts, Hampden County, West Springfield — First Meeting House
On this spot stood for more than one hundred years, the first meeting house built in 1702.Map (db m195176) HM
97Massachusetts, Hampden County, West Springfield — First School House
Site of the first school house built in 1740 and used for school purposes until the building of town hall in 1820.Map (db m195174) HM
98Massachusetts, Hampden County, West Springfield — MA-8 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Through this place passed General Henry Knox in the winter of 1775 – 1776 to deliver to General George Washington at Cambridge the train of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston. Erected by the . . . Map (db m24008) HM
99Massachusetts, Hampden County, West Springfield — Hessian Encampment
Here encamped Oct. 30 and 31, 1777, Gen. Riedesel and his Hessian soldiers on their way to Boston after Burgoyne’s surrender at Saratoga.Map (db m24075) HM
100Massachusetts, Hampden County, West Springfield — Josiah Day House
Only known solid brick salt box house of its period in the United States. At present, the only national historic site in the town of West Springfield – founded 1636. Preservation by Ramapogue Historical Society since 1903.Map (db m195172) HM

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