Wells Block

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Wells Block
Wells Block, Springfield MA.jpg
Wells Block
Wells Block is located in Massachusetts
Wells Block
Wells Block is located in the US
Wells Block
Location Springfield, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°6′18″N 72°35′35″W / 42.10500°N 72.59306°W / 42.10500; -72.59306Coordinates: 42°6′18″N 72°35′35″W / 42.10500°N 72.59306°W / 42.10500; -72.59306
Built 1876
Architectural style Italianate
MPS Downtown Springfield MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP February 24, 1983

The Wells Block is a historic mixed use commercial and residential block at 250-264 Worthington Street in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts.

The four story Italianate block was built in 1876 for Abner Abbey on the former site of his lumber yard, and was sold to Jerome Wells the following year. The first floor housed a pair of retail storefronts, while the upper floors were operated as a tenement house, boarding house, and hotel until they were extensively damaged by fire in 1946. The upper floors were vacant when the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. It is the only surviving building of this type from the period in the city.[1][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. ^ "NRHP nomination for Wells Block". Retrieved 2013-12-14.