Saturday, February 22, 2014

Symphony Hall, Springfield, Massachusetts

Symphony Hall (1913) is a Greek Revival design, as is neighboring City Hall and sits beside an ornate, 300 foot tall Italianate Campanile. The Municipal Complex's architecture is a notable example of the City Beautiful style made popular by Daniel Burnham, an architect from Chicago, in the early 20th century. The Springfield Municipal Complex was dedicated by President William Howard Taft in December 1913. In his dedication, Taft praised the three buildings as "one of the most distinctive civic centers in the nation, and indeed, the world."


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