Springfield's Classic Municipal Buildings

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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.? They have made Springfield famous, and bring to Springfield every year the very best of music and entertainment which makes Springfield more and more a center of culture. 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 pediment 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 reminding all beholders that ?Springfield is on the map.?

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