Category Archives: Agawam

Feeding Hills Congregational Church (1834)

The origins of the Congregational church in the Feeding Hills section of Agawam (pdf) go back to 1757, when Agawam became the sixth parish of Springfield. A church was then organized in 1762. West Springfield was incorporated as a town … Continue reading

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Thomas Smith House (1757)

Built c. 1757, the Thomas Smith House stands at 251 North West Street in the Feeding Hills section of Agawam. Thomas Smith was born in Suffield (now in Connecticut, but then in Massachusetts) in 1725, married Esther Ball in 1755, … Continue reading

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Joseph Button House (1805)

Built around 1805, the Joseph Button House is a Federal-style structure at 588 Main Street in Agawam. In 2005-2006, the house, after being purchased by the Bethany Assembly of God, was moved uphill (to enable the church to widen its … Continue reading

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The Captain Charles Leonard House (1805)

The Captain Charles Leonard House, at 663 Main Street in Agawam, was built in 1805 and is attributed as the work of Asher Benjamin. A Harvard graduate, farmer and militia captain, Charles Leonard built the house to serve as a … Continue reading

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