The Springfield Municipal Group [Marketing Booklet, Unrecorded in OCLC]

By: [City Government of Springfield, Massachusetts]

Price: $125.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine


Authorized by vote of the city government, Stapled wraps on light-brown cardstock. Embossed colored decoration of a tall clock tower on the front from an etching by Kitson & Nellman. 10.25 inches tall; 16 pages of mostly captioned b/w photographs preceded by two pages of introductory and historical text. Interior clean, wraps have age-toned with some light handling soiling. The lower rear corner has a fold.


Unrecorded in OCLC. A similar piece with less pages/photos is listed produced in the same year with one holding by the New York Historical Society Library.


The City of Springfield, Massachusetts has two official symbols, and is also often represented by depictions of the Municipal Group as a de facto emblem of its government.


The Municipal Group of Springfield, Massachusetts is a collection of three prominent municipal buildings in the city's Metro Center district. Consisting of a concert hall, City Hall, and a 300-foot-tall clocktower, the Group is a center of government and culture in the city.


The Municipal Complex's architecture is a notable example of the City Beautiful style made popular by Daniel Burnham, an architect from Chicago, Illinois, in the early 20th century.


Springfield is a city in the state of Massachusetts, United States, and the seat of Hampden County. Springfield sits on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River near its confluence with three rivers: the western Westfield River, the eastern Chicopee River, and the eastern Mill River.


Founded in 1636 as the first Springfield in the New World, during the American Revolution, George Washington designated it as the site of the Springfield Armory for its central location, subsequently the site of Shays' Rebellion.


The city would also play a pivotal role in the Civil War, as a stop on the Underground Railroad and home of abolitionist John Brown, widely known for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and for the Armory's manufacture of the famed "Springfield rifles" used ubiquitously by Union troops.


Springfield has several nicknames: ‘The City of Firsts’, due to the many innovations developed there, such as the first American dictionary, the first American gas-powered automobile, and the first machining lathe for interchangeable parts; ‘The City of Homes’, due to its Victorian residential architecture; and ‘Hoop City’, as basketball one of the world's most popular sports were invented in Springfield in 1891 by James Naismith.

Title: The Springfield Municipal Group [Marketing Booklet, Unrecorded in OCLC]

Author Name: [City Government of Springfield, Massachusetts]

Categories: TRAVEL, GEOGRAPHY & EXPLORATION, MATERIAL & POPULAR CULTURE, EPHEMERA,

Publisher: Springfield, Mass., The F.A. Bassette Co., Printers: 1924

Binding: Stapled Wraps

Book Condition: Near Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 012386

Keywords: Advertising, Architecture, Travel; History: Springfield, Massachusetts ,