Added to NRHP
24 February 1983
NRHP Reference #
Downtown Springfield MRA
Forest Park, Symphony Hall - Springfield, Quadrangle, MassMutual Center, Naismith Memorial Basketbal
The Milton-Bradley Company is a historic former factory building at Park, Cross, and Willow Streets in Springfield, Massachusetts. The factory was built beginning in about 1880, and expanded over the next decades to include a variety of brick multi-story buildings that are relatively utilitarian in appearance. When built, the property belonged to George Tapley, a principal in the Taylor and Tapley Manufacturing Company and a childhood friend of Milton Bradley. Bradley had entered the toy business in the 1860s, and moved his company to Tapley's premises in 1882. The success of his eponymous company led to a significant expansion of the premises, which eventually came to occupy an entire city block. The company moved its manufacturing to suburban East Longmeadow in the 1960s, and the complex was converted into residential housing in the late 1970s. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.