Driscoll's Block

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Driscoll's Block
Driscolls Block, Springfield MA.jpg
Driscoll's Block
Driscoll's Block is located in Massachusetts
Driscoll's Block
Location Springfield, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°6′14″N 72°35′33″W / 42.10389°N 72.59250°W / 42.10389; -72.59250Coordinates: 42°6′14″N 72°35′33″W / 42.10389°N 72.59250°W / 42.10389; -72.59250
Built 1894
Architectural style Romanesque
Governing body Private
MPS Downtown Springfield MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP February 24, 1983

Driscoll's Block is a historic commercial block at 211-13 Worthington Street in Springfield, Massachusetts. It was the first building to be built in the area after a fire destroyed five blocks of Worthington Street in 1893. The modest four story brick structure was built for J.R. Driscoll, and at first housed a bowling alley. This business ran until 1915, and was followed by a succession of tenants, including briefly a Sears and Roebuck branch. The tenants have principally been manufacturing or warehousing concerns.[2]

The exterior of the building was, at the time of its nomination to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983, notable for a series of mid-20th-century advertising stencils that were applied to its eastern facade after the 1940 demolition of the adjacent building.[2] Driscoll's Block was listed on the National Register 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. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for Driscoll's Block". Retrieved 2013-12-09.