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Forbes and Wallace Inc. Department Store

Identification

Forbes and Wallace Inc. Department Store
225144

Map

Structure in General

low-rise building
demolished [destroyed]
rigid frame
steel
brick
applied masonry
neo-classicism

Usage

department store

Facts

  • The Forbes and Wallace Store stood on the site of Monarch Place.
  • The Sanborn Fire Insurance Map indicates a main roof height (excluding penthouse construction) of 96' (29 m).
  • Springfield's leading retail establishment, it was begun at the corner of Main and Vernon in 1874 by Alwxander Forbes and Andrew Wallace.
  • By the mid-20th Century it had grown into a complex of six buildings taking up nearly the entire block.
  • The store was closed in 1976, and the buildings remained vacant until demolition in 1982.

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More Information

Location

1414 Main Street
01103
U.S.A.

Technical Data

29.72 m
29.87 m
8
1905
1982
9

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