Monthly Archives: September 2011

Asa Knight Store (1838)

In the early nineteenth century, Asa Knight operated a general store in the village center of Dummerston, Vermont. In 1826, Knight bought the store, the oldest section of which had been built around 1810, and added a storekeeper’s office. He … Continue reading

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Joseph Button House (1805)

Built around 1805, the Joseph Button House is a Federal-style structure at 588 Main Street in Agawam. In 2005-2006, the house, after being purchased by the Bethany Assembly of God, was moved uphill (to enable the church to widen its … Continue reading

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Center Meetinghouse, Old Sturbridge Village (1832)

The Baptist Church in Sturbridge was organized about 1750 and early on met in a school house, enlarged and converted into a house of worship. A new meetinghouse was erected in 1784. These first two structures were located on Fiske … Continue reading

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Thompson Bank (1835)

The Thompson Bank was chartered in 1833 and the bank building was constructed in the town of Thompson, Connecticut, in 1835. It served as a bank until 1893 and was moved to Old Sturbridge Village in 1963, where the interior … Continue reading

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Solomon Richardson House (1748)

The saltbox house in Old Sturbridge Village known as the Parsonage was built in the village of Podunk in the town of East Brookfield in 1748 by Thomas Bannister for the Richardson family. Called the Solomon Richardson House, it was … Continue reading

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Bixby House (1807)

The Bixby House was built around 1807 in the community of Barre Four Corners. It was constructed by Nathan Hemenway or by his father Daniel, both housewrights, for Nathan’s brother, Rufus Hemenway, a carpenter. The house was then extended on … Continue reading

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Stephen Fitch House (1737)

Stephen Fitch built a house in Windham, Connecticut in 1737. The house was later expanded in two or three stages, when an extended ell was added to the rear. In 1939, the Fitch House was acquired by Old Sturbridge Village … Continue reading

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