Among The Drifting Islands Of The Sky

Among The Drifting Islands Of The Sky Springfield Massachusetts


Stock #: 129082
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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New Municipal Group and its picturesque setting. The Classic Group seen from Court Square and view of Court Square from the Campanile. Springfield's Classic municipal Buildings erected at tan expense of two million dollars and dedicated December 8th 1913 are typical of the "City of Progress." They will make Springfield famous, will elevate the standard of architecture, public and private, and teach new and beautiful ideas. 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. A classic beauty by day, the tower is a beacon by night, its brilliantly lighted apex remaining all beholders that "Springfield is on the map."
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