“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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1Massachusetts (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
2Massachusetts (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
3Massachusetts (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
4Massachusetts (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
5Massachusetts (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
6Massachusetts (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
7Massachusetts (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
8Massachusetts (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
9Massachusetts (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
10Massachusetts (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
11Massachusetts (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
May. 11, 2021