ECOS Environmental Center – Springfield MA

Description

Now the ECOS Environmental Center, this facility by Porter Lake in Forest Park was constructed as a field house by the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) in 1936-7. It was known as the “Warming House” and was used for skating until 1970.

Source notes

Works Progress Bulletin, Massachusetts: Thanksgiving 1937 (pg. 2)
https://archive.org/details/worksprogressbul3637unit

https://www.springfield-ma.gov/cos/fileadmin/fema/ECOS_Center_draft_EA_9-26.pdf

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on May 6, 2017.

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Location Info


Porter Lake Dam Rd.
Springfield, MA

Coordinates: 42.074463, -72.568851

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