Monthly Archives: September 2009

The Ebenezer Chandler Colton House (1790)

Ebenezer Chandler Colton built a house around 1790 on Longmeadow Avenue in Longmeadow. The home’s original center chimney was later removed and around 1848, the house was converted to a two-family home. In 1855, the house was moved to its … Continue reading

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The Israel Gates House (1805)

Israel Gates was a blacksmith in Longmeadow who, from around 1830 into the 1860s, lived in a house along the Town Green. Gates played a bass viol, which is now on display in the nearby Storrs House. According to local … Continue reading

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The Daniel Colton House (1829)

The Daniel Colton House, on Longmeadow Green, was built in 1829 and is a gable-front/sidehall plan house, a layout which first appears in Longmeadow in the 1820s. To the left of the main entrance are various later additions and an … Continue reading

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The “New” Nathaniel Ely House (1856)

The Nathaniel Ely House (called “New” to distinguish it from the earlier “Old” Nathaniel Ely House nearby) was built in 1856 off Longmeadow Green. The Thomas Bliss House originally stood where the Ely House was later conbstructed, but was moved … Continue reading

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The Booth-Allen House (1795)

The Booth-Allen House, on Longmeadow Green, was built in 1795 by David Booth. The Booth family lived there for almost a century thereafter. In 1896, John Allen moved the house to its current location, which is further back from the … Continue reading

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The “Old” Nathaniel Ely House (1780)

The late Georgian brick house of Deacon Nathaniel Ely is at 674 Longmeadow Street in Longmeadow. It was built in 1780 (originally to house two families, father and son) and is referred to as the “Old” Nathaniel Ely House to … Continue reading

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The Bliss-Keep House (1713)

In 1744, Matthew Keep purchased a house on Longmeadow Green which had originally been owned by Nathaniel Bliss. Matthew’s ancestors, John Keep and his family, had been killed by Indians while crossing from the “long meddowe” by Pecousic Brook to … Continue reading

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