Category Archives: Houses

Smith H. Platt House (1893)

The house at 182 Sumner Avenue in the Forest Park neighborhood of Springfield was built in 1893. It was the home of Smith Harrison Platt (1829-1912), a Methodist minister and doctor whose medical office was in his house. His obituary … Continue reading

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Roland Ingersoll House (1840)

The Greek Revival house at 47 Court Street in Westfield was built in 1840 for Ronald Ingersoll and is the work of architect Chauncey Shepard. The Ingersoll Family owned the house into the 1930s, when it was purchased by the … Continue reading

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R. L. Nichols House (1893)

The R. L. Nichols House, 202 Sumner Avenue in Springfield, was built in 1893. The following notice appeared in The Horse Review, Vol. XXI, No. 12 (March 20, 1900): Anyone looking for a free-for-all pacer can be accommodated by R. … Continue reading

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W. H. Lyman House (1870)

The Gothic cottage at 319 Elm Street in Northampton, built in 1870, was designed by William Fenno Pratt for W. H. Lyman. A later owner was S. C. Parsons.

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John C. Hammond House (1891)

The house at 222 Elm Street in Northampton was built in 1891 for John C. Hammond (1842-1926), a lawyer. It was designed by R. F. Putnam, an Amherst Academy schoolmate of Hammond. The young Calvin Coolidge, the future president, read … Continue reading

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Sylvester Graham House (1800)

The house at 111 Pleasant Street in Northampton was built around 1800. In 1836 it was purchased by Sylvester Graham, who lived there until his death in 1851. Sylvester Graham was a dietary reformer and temperance advocate who emphasized vegetarianism … Continue reading

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William Clark House (1886)

The house at 149 Elm Street in Northampton was built around 1886 on the site of earlier houses owned by the Sage and Clark families. From 1935 to 1958 it was owned by the Eames family as a guest house … Continue reading

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