Category Archives: Craftsman

Elbridge Southwick House (1910)

The house at 225 Elm Street, at the corner of Franklin Street, was built around 1910 by Elbridge G. Southwick (1842-1925). The house was constructed on the former homestead of Henry Edwards, which Southwick purchased in 1906.

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A.K. McGinley House (1913)

At 17 Oxford Street in Springfield is a an Arts and Crafts-style house built in 1913. It was designed by G. Wood Taylor, the architect of many homes of the period in Springfield’s Forest Park, McKnight, and Ridgewood neighborhoods. The house was the residence of A.K. McGinley, who was assistant counsel for the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company.

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst (1894)

The Unitarian Universalist Church at 121 North Pleasant Street in Amherst was built in 1894. As related in Hitchcock’s Handbook of Amherst (1894), “The Universalist Society, organized November, 1887, has erected a new church building here. The services were held in Masonic Hall pending the erection of the church, and the Rev. J. H. Holden is pastor.” The Arts and Crafts style building contains stained glass windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany and John LaFarge.

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Hancock Congregational Church (1893)

Hancock Church

In 1819, the First Congregational Society of Lexington became Unitarian. The minority of Trinitarian Congregationalists attended the local Baptist church for a time, but in 1868 formed the Hancock Congregational Society. The Congregation occupied the old Lexington Academy building until 1893, when the current Hancock Congregational Church was built. The church, designed by Paine and Lewis, features both Shingle Style siding and fieldstone walls. Many additions have been made over the years, including a new stuccoed wing in 1951.

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