Excerpt from Springfield, Massachusetts, Illustrated: One Hundred Pages, Containing Over One Hundred and Thirty Phototype Views of This Up-to-Date City; 1911
Springfield's new municipal buildings (see last cover page), now being erected on Court Street. This Up - to - date group will do more to advertise the City of Homes than any other one agency. The building on the right is for the City Offices. The Auditorium on the left will have a seating capacity of These buildings will be equal in size, having a 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. Materials, Indiana lime-stone. Estimated cost, The clock tower or Campanile, 270 feet high, is a unique feature of the Group that will attract thousands of Visitors to enjoy the grand View of the city and Connecticut Valley. Pell Corbett of New York are the Architects, and E. A. Stephens Company of New York are the Builders. Hollis French Allen Hubbard of Boston, are the Consulting Engineers. The M. B. Foster Electric Company of Boston, have the contract for entire Electric Equipment.
Union station, Lyman Street. Although this station is one of the most commodious in the country for handling large crowds, having over 900 feet of platform room, a still better one is being planned that will be adapted to the growing needs of this hustling City.
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