Myrtle Street School

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Myrtle Street School
Myrtle Street School, Indian Orchard MA.jpg
Myrtle Street School
Myrtle Street School is located in Massachusetts
Myrtle Street School
Location Springfield, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°09′30″N 72°30′23″W / 42.1584°N 72.5064°W / 42.1584; -72.5064Coordinates: 42°09′30″N 72°30′23″W / 42.1584°N 72.5064°W / 42.1584; -72.5064
Built 1868
Architect Currier,J.M.; Gardner,E.C. & G.C.
Architectural style Classical Revival, Second Empire, Exotic Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference #

85000024

[1]
Added to NRHP January 3, 1985

The Myrtle Street School is a historic school at 64 Myrtle Street in the Indian Orchard neighborhood of Springfield, Massachusetts. A complex of four connected buildings, it was built in stages between 1868 and 1915. The oldest portion of the school exhibits Second Empire styling, while major additions in 1903 and 1914 added additional classroom space, an auditorium and gymnasium, and hallways connecting the various portions to each other. The later additions were built with Classical Revival styling, and largely obscure the 1868 building, which is now at the rear of the complex. Many of the original features of the buildings have survived, including elements such as wooden staircases and decorative molding in the 1868 portion.[2] The school was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1] It has been converted to residential use.[3]

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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 Myrtle Street School". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2013-12-12. 
  3. ^ "Indian Orchard Grammar". Springfield-History.com. Retrieved 2013-12-12.