Magnificent Municipal Group

Magnificent Municipal Group Springfield Massachusetts


Stock #: 129038
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: Springfield
State: Massachusetts (MA)
County: Hampden
Publisher: Geo. S. Graves Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Aeroplane view of The Finest Classic Group in America which has made Springfield Famous and attracted thousands of visitors to the city and make Springfield more and more "A Center of Culture." Springfield's Classic Municipal Buildings erected at an expense of two million dollars, and dedicated December 8, 1913, are typical of the "City of Progress." The Administration Building for city offices is on the right. The Auditorium on the left has a seating capacity of 4,500, with ample room for exhibition purposes. These buildings are equal in size, having frontage of 115 feet on Court Street, and a depth of 175 feet extending to Pynchon Street. Corinthian Columns, 41 feet high. Height to apex of pediments, 75 feet. Material, Indiana limestone. The Campanile piercing the sky for 300 feet is unique among the world's spires. Elevators convey visitors to the landings above the beautiful clock where picturesque Springfield and the incomparable Connecticut Valley can be seen at their best. The Municipal Chime of twelve bells cost $10,000 and ring out their sweet tones every quarter hour during the day and hourly at night.
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