SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A building that is a big part of Springfield’s early automotive history has become a topic for the city council.
The city’s historical commission is trying to create a new historic district to help protect the block, formally known as Willys-Overland on chestnut street, from demolition or possible future changes.
The building on that street, which is now vacant, is the former Willys-Overland Motor Company. The building was constructed back in 1916 and was damaged by a gas explosion in 2012.