Monthly Archives: September 2012

Hall Judd House (1846)

The brick house at 21 Park Street in Florence in Northampton was built in 1846 by Hall Judd, a founder and last secretary of the Northampton Association of Education and Industry. Part of the communitarian movement of the nineteenth century, … 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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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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Nathaniel Seymour House (1814)

The Nathaniel Seymour House in Stockbridge was built in 1814 by a tailor and later owned by the Seymour family of storekeepers. Later owned by William Seymour, after his death it was sold in 1923 to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church … Continue reading

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183-191 Main Street, Northampton (1871)

On Main Street in Northampton are two nearly identical commercial blocks located side-by-side. The Fleming Block, on the left, was built in 1868 at 189-191 Main Street. It replaced the earlier Lyman Block. The Astman or Williams Block, on the … Continue reading

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Merwin Loomis House (1845)

The house at 51 Court Street in Westfield was built in 1845-1846 for Merwin Loomis, a prominent grocer, and his wife, Lydia. Later, the house was the residence of his granddaughter, Florence, and her husband, Harold Stevens, a former bank … 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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