Henking Hotel and Cafe

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Henking Hotel and Cafe
The cafe portion of the building, c. 1979-82
Henking Hotel and Cafe is located in Massachusetts
Henking Hotel and Cafe
Henking Hotel and Cafe is located in the US
Henking Hotel and Cafe
Location 16-21 Lyman St., Springfield, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°6′30″N 72°35′39″W / 42.10833°N 72.59417°W / 42.10833; -72.59417Coordinates: 42°6′30″N 72°35′39″W / 42.10833°N 72.59417°W / 42.10833; -72.59417
Built 1899 (1899)
Architect Becker,William
Architectural style Colonial Revival
MPS Downtown Springfield MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP February 24, 1983

The Henking Hotel and Cafe was a historic building at 15-21 Lyman Street in Springfield, Massachusetts. The four story hotel brick and stone building was built in 1880 for Gustave and Elizabeth Gruendler, German immigrants who had operated hotels elsewhere in the city for some time. Upon their death the building was taken over by Henry Henking, who had worked for the Gruendlers. He changed the name of the hotel and remodeled its facade in a Georgian Revival style. His son Gus took over the business upon his death in 1906, and further expanded the business, building a banquet space adjacent. The hotel was strategically located opposite an entrance to the railroad station, and the business of the small family-run hotel was good despite competition from larger hotels nearby.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983,[1] and demolished some time thereafter.[2]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for Henking Hotel and Cafe". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2013-12-10.