Kennedy-Worthington Blocks

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Kennedy-Worthington Blocks
Kennedy-Worthington Blocks, Springfield MA.jpg
Kennedy-Worthington Blocks
Kennedy-Worthington Blocks is located in Massachusetts
Kennedy-Worthington Blocks
Location Springfield, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°6′15″N 72°35′36″W / 42.10417°N 72.59333°W / 42.10417; -72.59333Coordinates: 42°6′15″N 72°35′36″W / 42.10417°N 72.59333°W / 42.10417; -72.59333
Built 1872
Architect Newman,Frederick; Gardner,E.C. & G.C.
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #

79000347

[1]
Added to NRHP June 14, 1979

The Kennedy-Worthington Blocks are three historic commercial and industrial blocks on the east side of Main Street, a few blocks north of the downtown core of Springfield, Massachusetts. The five story brick blocks were built starting in 1872 for a locally prominent businessman, Emerson Wright, and are some of the largest and best preserved to survive from the period. The buildings have had a number of tenants important in Springfield's economic and civic life, including the offices of the Springfield Daily News, the Daily Union, and manufacturers such as Morgan Envelope and R.H. Smith.[2]

The blocks are located at 1585-1623 Main St. and 166-190 Worthington Street, and were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[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 Kennedy-Worthington Blocks". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2013-12-11.