Guenther & Handel's Block

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Guenther & Handel's Block
Guenther & Handel's Block - Springfield, MA.JPG
Guenther & Handel's Block is located in Massachusetts
Guenther & Handel's Block
Location Springfield, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°6′2″N 72°35′11″W / 42.10056°N 72.58639°W / 42.10056; -72.58639Coordinates: 42°6′2″N 72°35′11″W / 42.10056°N 72.58639°W / 42.10056; -72.58639
Built 1845
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Downtown Springfield MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP February 24, 1983

The Guenther & Handel's Block is a historic commercial block at 7—9 Stockbridge Street in Springfield, Massachusetts. It is one of the oldest commercial buildings in downtown Springfield. The Greek Revival style block was constructed in 1845 for Elam Stockbridge, who laid out and began to develop Stockbridge Street in 1839. In the 1880s the ground floor business was a grocery shop, which in 1913 was acquired and operated by Emil Guenther and his brother-in-law, Richard Handel. It remained within the family and at the same location until 1972; the business was sold out of the family and moved to other premises in 1973.[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 Guenther and Handel's Block". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2013-12-10.