Hooker Apartments

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Hooker Apartments
2772-2782 Main Street, Springfield MA.jpg
Hooker Apartments is located in Massachusetts
Hooker Apartments
Location 2772-2786 Main & 7 Greenwich Sts., Springfield, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°6′58″N 72°36′25″W / 42.11611°N 72.60694°W / 42.11611; -72.60694Coordinates: 42°6′58″N 72°36′25″W / 42.11611°N 72.60694°W / 42.11611; -72.60694
Area less than one acre
Built 1908 (1908)
Architect Arsidas "Albert" Ostiguy
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 13000596[1]
Added to NRHP July 29, 2013

The Hooker Apartments are a large multiunit apartment building at the corner of Main and Greenwich Streets in the North End of Springfield, Massachusetts. The four story brick and brownstone building was built in 1908 for developers William Dexter and Joseph Angers to a design by Arsidas "Albert" Ostiguy, and were named for Springfield civic leader Josiah Hooker (1796-1870). Housing 23 residential units, it is one of the larger apartment blocks in the area. The building's street facades feature golden brick with brownstone trim, and two bowed sections on each side. The building is in a L shape, with a driveway and parking in the rear of the rectangular lot. There are three main entrances, two on Main Street and one on Greenwich. Each entrance is framed by brownstone pilasters with a triangular pediment above. At the corner on the ground flooer is a small commercial space with its own entrance. Each floor has six living units, except the first, which has five (the storefront occupying the sixth space). The building was extensively rehabilitated in 2010, recovering years of neglect, vandalism, and some damagae from a 2004 fire that affected a number of units on the building's south end.[2]

The building is one of a modest number of early 20th century apartment blocks to survive urban renewal efforts in the North End.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for Hooker Apartments". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2013-12-11.