Category Archives: Deerfield

Thomas Dickinson House (1762)

The Thomas Dickinson House in Deerfield is an early center hall house built in 1762. Capt. Thomas Dickinson, a slave owner, led the local militia in the Revolutionary War. There was an unsuccessful attempt to cultivate silkworms on the property … Continue reading

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Dr. Thomas Williams House (1748)

Happy Thanksgiving! Located along the main street of the village of Deerfield is a house, now painted a shade of yellow, which was built in 1748. It was originally the home of Dr. Thomas Williams. He was appointed surgeon to … Continue reading

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South Deerfield Congregational Church (1821)

The Congregational Church in South Deerfield was organized in 1818 and services were held in a schoolhouse on North Main Street. The current church building was constructed in 1821 to the north of the schoolhouse. The church was moved to … Continue reading

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Rev. John Williams House (1760)

In 1877 a house on Deerfield‘s Town Common on the Old Albany Road was moved back to make way for a new main school building constructed by Deerfield Academy (and since demolished). The house was believed at the time to … Continue reading

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Tilton Library (1916)

The Village Library Association was founded in South Deerfield in 1871 and in 1893 it became the South Deerfield Village Library, supported by town funds. The library had several homes, moving from a room in a private building to a … Continue reading

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Descent of the Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Church (1920)

Catholics from western Ukraine who had settled in the area of South Deerfield formed Descent of the Holy Ghost parish in 1920. Land was soon purchased on Sugarloaf Street from Charles Mosher. An 1850s carriage shed on the property was … Continue reading

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David Saxton House (1763)

The David Saxton House, on Old Main Street in Deerfield, was operated for a time as a tavern and was a meeting place for Whigs (Patriots) during the American Revolution. As recorded in George Sheldon’s A History of Deerfield, Massachusetts, … Continue reading

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