From Arsenal to Icon

From Arsenal to Icon (HM20T1)

Location: Springfield, MA 01105 Hampden County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 6.455', W 72° 34.896'

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The massive building ahead served as Springfield Armory's Main Arsenal, a storage facility for the weapons manufactured here. Constructed between 1847 and 1850 during the term of Commanding Officer James W. Ripley, the building dominated the site and quickly became so iconic that Springfield integrated it into the city seal when it became a city in 1852.
You can explore the interior of the Main Arsenal building, which now houses a museum featuring the world's largest collection of American military firearms. The museum's collection began as a technical reference library for armory workers and engineers.
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The Main Arsenal remains Armory Square's largest and most memorable building.
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This building served as the main storage area for the weapons produced here at Springfield Armory.
Today, the Main Arsenal building serves as a visitor center for the historic site.
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HM NumberHM20T1
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Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 699954 N 4664551
Decimal Degrees42.10758333, -72.58160000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 6.455', W 72° 34.896'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 6' 27.3" N, 72° 34' 53.76" W
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Area Code(s)413
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 49 Byers St, Springfield MA 01105, US
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