Wonderful Towers Of Two Continents

Wonderful Towers Of Two Continents Springfield Massachusetts


Stock #: 129113
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: Springfield
State: Massachusetts (MA)
County: Hampden
Publisher: Geo. S. Graves Co.
PM City: Springfield
PM State: Mass
Stamp: 1C
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Springfield Classic Municipal Buildings erected at an expense of two million dollars and dedicated December 8th, 1913, are typical of the "City of Progress." They have made Springfield famous, elevated the standard of architecture, public and private, and taught 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 is unique among the worlds spires. Elevator 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 reminding all beholders that "Springfield is on the map."
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