South Main Street School

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South Main Street School
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South Main Street School
South Main Street School is located in Massachusetts
South Main Street School
Location Springfield, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°5′31″N 72°34′46″W / 42.09194°N 72.57944°W / 42.09194; -72.57944Coordinates: 42°5′31″N 72°34′46″W / 42.09194°N 72.57944°W / 42.09194; -72.57944
Built 1895
Architect Richmond,Francis R.
Architectural style Renaissance
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP January 3, 1985

The South Main Street School is an historic school building at 11 Acushnet Avenue in the South End of Springfield, Massachusetts. The Renaissance style building was constructed in 1895 in response to rising enrollments. It replaced a three-room schoolhouse, built c. 1840, that was nearby. The new school was built by contractors A.A. and S.T. Ball and was completed in 1897. The architect was Francis Richmond, who had designed several other school buildings for the city. The building served as an elementary school into the mid-1970s, and was briefly used for special education classes thereafter. It was finally vacated by the school system in 1982.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[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 South Main Street School". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2013-12-13.