Category Archives: Hadley

Daniel Dickinson House (1780)

The first occupant of the house at 25 West Street in Hadley was Daniel Dickinson. He had married in 1779 and the house was built soon after. He also started a tannery that was continued by his son and grandson. … Continue reading

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Hadley Farm Museum (1782)

A barn, constructed in 1782 on the Porter-Phelps-Huntington estate, was moved in 1930 to the rear of the Hadley Town Hall. It is now home to the Hadley Farm Museum, which houses a collection of vehicles and equipment used on … Continue reading

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John S. Bell House (1830)

In 1830, Dr. Reuben Bell purchased a lot in Hadley that was occupied by the blacksmith shop of Horace Seymour (d. 1829). Bell then moved the blacksmith shop and built a house (29 West Street) for his son, John Smith … Continue reading

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Samuel Porter House (1713)

This is the 600th post for Historic Buildings of Massachusetts! The oldest house in Hadley is the Samuel Porter House at 26 West Street. It was built in 1713 by Samuel Porter (1660-1722), the son of Samuel Porter, an original … Continue reading

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Solomon Cook Tavern (1795)

By 1700 a ferry ran across the Connecticut River between Hadley and Hatfield. According to the National Register of Historic Places Nomination for the Boundary Increase of the Hadley Center Historic District, Solomon Cook operated the ferry crossing and a … Continue reading

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Hadley Town Hall (1841)

The Greek Revival-style Town Hall of Hadley was built in 1841. It was constructed by William Pratt, a builder who was the father of architect William Fenno Pratt.

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North Hadley Congregational Church (1834)

The Religious Society of North Hadley was organized in 1831, having separated from the First Congregational Church of Hadley. The meeting house was built and dedicated in 1834 and the steeple was added in 1854.

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