Doubling Down on History

by Jarret Johnson, P.E., Associate Principal of DeSimmon Consulting Engineers, Boston, MA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2019, Vol. 89, Issue 9, Pg. 72-77


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The developers of a casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, preserved the facades, ornaments, and structural elements of several historical buildings—including a hotel visited by James K. Polk, the 15th president of the United States, and a late 19th-century armoury that served the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia—as part of a vibrant modern-day venue.

Subject Headings: History | Historic preservation | Building facades | Structural members | Historic buildings | Commercial buildings | Volunteerism | United States | Massachusetts

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