|Built 1899 (1899)|
|NRHP Reference # 83000752|
Added to NRHP 24 February 1983
|Location 16-21 Lyman St., Springfield, Massachusetts|
MPS Downtown Springfield MRA
Architectural style Colonial Revival architecture
Similar Forest Park, Symphony Hall - Springfield, Quadrangle, MassMutual Center, Naismith Memorial Basketbal
The Henking Hotel and Cafe was a historic building at 15-21 Lyman Street in Springfield, Massachusetts. The four story hotel brick and stone building was built in 1880 for Gustave and Elizabeth Gruendler, German immigrants who had operated hotels elsewhere in the city for some time. Upon their death the building was taken over by Henry Henking, who had worked for the Gruendlers. He changed the name of the hotel and remodeled its facade in a Georgian Revival style. His son Gus took over the business upon his death in 1906, and further expanded the business, building a banquet space adjacent. The hotel was strategically located opposite an entrance to the railroad station, and the business of the small family-run hotel was good despite competition from larger hotels nearby.
The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983, and demolished some time thereafter.