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Westfield, MA 01085
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The distinguished Mechanic Street Cemetery is a significant colonial cemetery in Westfield. It is precisely sited at Mechanic Street in Westfield, Massachusetts. It was constructed in 1677 and stands stern even today. It was established as the very first community burial grounds in 1600s. Initially, the cemetery was almost half as of its size at present. It was enlarged in 1825, to its current size.
Constructed in 1761, the Landlord Fowler Tavern is a historically-significant tavern. An active civic house, it is located at 171 Main Street, Westfield, Massachusetts. The interiors are charming and prove as an added impetus to the beauty of this structure. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York preserves its stunningly carved entrance door. Westfield has always been bestowed with the best of the artistic endowment due to the tavern. Currently, the tavern stands as a dual family residence on the central road across Springfield.
The Holyoke Public Library offers a wide range of services and programs.
The Club Quarter is the center of Springfield nightlife. Located at Stearns Square and the surrounding area, the Club Quarter covers approximately 10 blocks of good food, stiff drinks, and great dancing. Home to over 40 of Springfield's hottest restaurants and nightclubs, the Club Quarter is the place to head for a fun night out.
Stearns Square is a historic block at Bridge Street in Springfield, and is host to the Stearns Square Summer Concert Series each year.
The renowned Edward Bellamy House is sited in the city of Chicopee in Massachusetts. It is designated as a National Historic Landmark and was constructed in 1852. Home of the renowned journalist, Edward Bellamy, presently, it functions as a monumental house museum. Owing to that, the house site carries immense significance and was placed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
Old First Church was founded in 1637 and is one of the oldest churches in the United States. The church played an important role in creating Springfield and was part of the Underground Railroad. Unfortunately the church is closed so you can not attend a sermon.
Springfield's City Hall has two picturesque buildings that are modeled after Greek architecture and in between the buildings is a large clock tower. The original building was burned when a monkey knocked over a kerosene lamp at a City Hall fair and it was rebuilt in the early 1900s. The City Hall contains several of the local governments departments and the city council.
Court Square is the government and cultural district of Springfield, MA. Among other important buildings, the city's Old First Church, juvenile court house, and a section of UMass Amherst are all located at Court Square. There is also a landscaped park with monuments, statues, brick walkways, and benches for public use. Court Square was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 2, 1974.
A "recent" development in the old city of Springfield, Mattoon Street was developed in the 1870s as a two-sided street of Victorian single-family rowhouses. After about 100 years of disrepair and numerous vacancies, local residents took the initiative to restore this street by planting trees and adding brick sidewalks and vintage streetlights. The homes are today single-family units and the neighborhood is host to the Mattoon Street Arts Festival
The Connecticut River cuts through Springfield's downtown and creates a picturesque area for people to walk or bike down. The Connecticut River is the longest river in New England and is 407 miles long. The river contains many species of fish, including Striped Bass, Rainbow Trout and the American eel.
Riverfront Park is a 4.5-mile park by the Connecticut River. Within the park you will find the William C. Sullivan RiverFront Visitor Information Center, where you can find information, maps and brochures about the majestic Connecticut River, Springfield, and the adjoining Connecticut River Walk and Bikeway. The park is popular with joggers and bikers, on their way to or from the River Walk and bikeway.