The Military Presence

The Military Presence (HM20TR)

Location: Springfield, MA 01105 Hampden County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 6.417', W 72° 34.842'

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As a "military factory," Springfield Armory was a hybrid installation, never a typical military post. During and after the Civil War, the military presence increased, with junior officers taking more of a hand in supervising production and research. From 1877 to 1930 a small ordnance detachment was stationed here, providing increased security for the site.
The need for additional housing for junior officers led to the construction of this duplex dwelling in 1870. The building is the only one on the site displaying the French Second Empire architectural style. It has been described as "a grace note...which lightens the severity of Armory Square."
HM NumberHM20TR
Placed ByNational Park Service and Springfield Technical Community College
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Date Added Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 700030 N 4664483
Decimal Degrees42.10695000, -72.58070000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 6.417', W 72° 34.842'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 6' 25.02" N, 72° 34' 50.52" W
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Area Code(s)413
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 339 State St, Springfield MA 01105, US
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