Depot Village Station
Depot Village Park
Built - 1999

The south central town of Palmer is located by the Chicopee River in the Springfield Metro Region. The town was named after the esteemed United States Chief Justice Palmer, but originally was known as "Depot Village" since the town had served as an intersection for 7 separate railroads. Also the town's economy relied heavily on the textile industry being that it is situated by a major river. Another of Palmer's claims to fame is that the 1998 movie, "A Civil Action," was filmed in the town.
Palmer is blessed with three bandstands within about a 5-mile radius of each other. The downtown Depot Village Station Bandstand is the main bandstand of the three being located within the downtown area and is used extensively during the summer months for many concerts and community events. This one-of-a-kind structure is modeled after a railroad depot station since Palmer has had such a rich history of being the crossroads of railroads years ago.
The bandstand was built by the Palmer Redevelopment Authority in 1999 and is the first one to grace the downtown area in the town's rich historical past.
Mary Dernat, Reference Department
Palmer Library

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