Category Archives: Longmeadow

Asa Colton House (1775)

The various sections of the house at 44 Colton Place in Longmeadow were built at different times, but its earliest section, dating to 1775, is attributed to Asa Colton. He was a veteran of the Colonial Wars who fought at … Continue reading

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Old Town Hall, Longmeadow (1900)

Longmeadow has had a number of town halls over the years. The building known as the Old Town Hall (pdf), at 417 Longmeadow Street, was built in 1900 and served as the town’s Second District school, then as the Town … Continue reading

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Cooley-Eveleth House (1827)

After his first home in Longmeadow burned, Calvin Cooley built a new brick house on the same site, 418 Longmeadow Street, in 1827. Calvin Cooley’s eldest son, James, became a lawyer and in 1826 was sent by Henry Clay, president … Continue reading

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The Bliss-Colton House (1790)

The Bliss-Colton House, at 1077 Longmeadow Street in Longmeadow, was built in 1790 for Aaron Bliss (1730-1810), who married Miriam Colton in 1754. One of their sons, Aaron Bliss, Jr., was in Capt. David Burt’s company of minutemen from Longmeadow … Continue reading

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The Capt. Gideon Colton House (1794)

Built around 1794-1796, the house of Capt. Gideon Colton is a Federal-style residence at 1028 Longmeadow Street in Longmeadow. It was constructed with beams cut from trees on the Colton property. When the house was photographed in 1934 for the … Continue reading

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Richard Salter Storrs Library (1932)

In 1907, Sarah Williams Storrs, who lived in the former home of her grandfather, Rev. Richard Salter Storrs in Longmeadow, left the house and $5000 to the town to establish a library in memory of her grandfather. The house contained … Continue reading

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The Captain David Burt House (1725)

Originally a center-chimney house, built in 1725, the Captain David Burt House is considered to be one of Longmeadow’s oldest houses. The center chimney was destroyed in a fire in the nineteenth century and replaced by a central staircase and … Continue reading

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