W C A Boarding House

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W C A Boarding House
W C A Boarding House, Springfield MA.jpg
W C A Boarding House
W C A Boarding House is located in Massachusetts
W C A Boarding House
Location Springfield, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°5′59″N 72°35′14″W / 42.09972°N 72.58722°W / 42.09972; -72.58722Coordinates: 42°5′59″N 72°35′14″W / 42.09972°N 72.58722°W / 42.09972; -72.58722
Built 1884
Architectural style Stick/Eastlake, Queen Anne
Governing body Private
MPS Downtown Springfield MRA
NRHP Reference #

83000776

[1]
Added to NRHP February 24, 1983

The W C A Boarding House is a historic boarding house at 19 Bliss Street in Springfield, Massachusetts. It is one Springfield's few surviving boarding house structures from the 19th century. It was built in 1884 by the Women's Christian Association (WCA), a social welfare organization that was a predecessor to the Young Women's Christian Association. The three story brick structure was used by the WCA as a space for boarding respectable working class single women. With the construction of a new facility in 1910, the property was operated as a private boarding house. Since 1962 the building has house the Springfield Rescue Mission, a social welfare agency.[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 WCA Boarding House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2013-12-14.