Stone Wall Tavern

An old stone rail trestle runs through downtown Springfield, MA.
Along Lyman Street, near its intersection with Main, a doorway in the stone wall leads to a staircase built into the core of the formidable structure. At the top of the stairs, perched atop the trestle is Springfield's Amtrak station. Nearby, Main St. itself runs under the trestle through an archway of heavy voussoirs. Until its recent closure, Stone Wall Tavern was the neighborhood's smallest yet most distinctive watering holes. Wedged between the street corner and the Southeast abutment of the granite overpass, the shuttered building was once a welcome way station for local and long distance travelers.

Dan Snowart, stone, stoneworks