Memorial Square, Springfield, Massachusetts
Memorial Square District
Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral
|Architectural style||Classical Revival, Queen Anne, Gothic Revival|
|NRHP reference #||77000180 |
|Added to NRHP||August 29, 1977|
Memorial Square is a neighborhood located in the northwest corner of Springfield, Massachusetts. Memorial Square is geographically one of the smallest of the city's seventeen neighborhoods. It contains 274 acres, plus street and railroads. Its boundaries are the B & M Railroad to the west; the Chicopee city line to the north; Chestnut, Narragansett, and Bartlett Streets to the east; and Interstate 291 to the south.
A predominantly Puerto Rican neighborhood with several parks, Memorial Square is within walking distance to Springfield's three nationally ranked hospitals, Baystate Medical Center, Shriner's Children's' Hospital, and Mercy Medical.
Always a neighborhood of immigrants, Memorial Square was a primarily Greek neighborhood from the Industrial Revolution until the Great Latino Immigration of the 1980s-present. The architecturally brilliant St. George's Greek Orthodox Cathedral, founded in 1907, built in 1940, is a testament to Memorial Square's past as a vibrant Greek enclave.
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