Memorial Square, Springfield, Massachusetts

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Memorial Square District
St George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Springfield MA.jpg
Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Memorial Square, Springfield, Massachusetts is located in Massachusetts
Memorial Square, Springfield, Massachusetts
Location Springfield, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°6′37″N 72°36′10″W / 42.11028°N 72.60278°W / 42.11028; -72.60278Coordinates: 42°6′37″N 72°36′10″W / 42.11028°N 72.60278°W / 42.11028; -72.60278
Built 1866
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Classical Revival, Queen Anne, Gothic Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference #


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.[2]

A predominately Puerto Rican and 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.[3]

A portion of the neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[1]

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