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Hampden County Courthouse - Springfield, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 06.003 W 072° 35.294
18T E 699429 N 4663699
Quick Description: The Hampden County Courthouse is an historic courthouse at Court Square between Elm and State Streets, in Court Square, in Springfield, MA
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 12/9/2017 6:25:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMX7Q5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:
Sources:
Wikipedia - (visit link)
Historic Buildings website (visit link)

Hampden County Courthouse is a historic courthouse on Elm Street in Springfield, MA. It was designed by the noted architect Henry Hobson Richardson in Romanesque Revival style. Public pressure caused the county to build this courthouse, after a grand jury indicted the county commissioners for official misconduct since the older courthouse did not have fireproof storage for the registry of deeds and the safekeeping of public records. Construction began in late 1871. The building was dedicated on April 28, 1874. The original building cost $214,068.

The main facade of the building features vertical lines, tall windows, and two dormers on either side of the bell tower. The facades were built of light gray Monson granite in rough-faced masonry with smooth trim.

It is currently still in use as a courthouse where it hears juvenile and housing cases.

The Hampden County Courthouse was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

Street address:
37 Elm Street
Springfield , MA United States
01103
Wikipedia Url: [Web Link]

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