Colonial Block

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Colonial Block
Colonial Block, Springfield MA.jpg
Colonial Block
Colonial Block is located in Massachusetts
Colonial Block
Location Springfield, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°6′1″N 72°35′11″W / 42.10028°N 72.58639°W / 42.10028; -72.58639Coordinates: 42°6′1″N 72°35′11″W / 42.10028°N 72.58639°W / 42.10028; -72.58639
Built 1902
Architect Morse,Paseal
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Downtown Springfield MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP February 24, 1983

The Colonial Block is a historic mixed-use retail, commercial, and residential block at 1139-55 Main Street in Springfield, Massachusetts. The building was built as a speculative venture in 1902 by a local builder and real estate developer, Pascal Morse. The five story building is a relatively rare example of a mixed use building from the period built to provide a mix of uses, in particular residential, at a time when most building in the area were built for commercial and retail purposes. Its first floor was for built for retail use, the second floor housed offices and commercial space, and the upper three floors were residential. The building marked a transitional area between the urban downtown center of Springfield to the north, and more residential areas to the south. It also features distinctive Georgian Revival details not found on many other Springfield buildings.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Colonial Block". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2013-12-09.