Monthly Archives: December 2012

284 Maple Street, Holyoke (1880)

Now standing isolated on block that once contained a row of houses, 284 Maple Street is the sole survivor of an affluent neighborhood in Holyoke. Nothing is now known about who built the house (c. 1880) or who first lived … Continue reading

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Watson-Steiger-Loomis House (1858)

At 28 King Street in Westfield is an octagon house, built between 1858, when Joseph H. Watson purchased the land, and 1864, when he sold the property, which by then included the house. Octagon houses were popularized by Orson Squire … Continue reading

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Maplewood Hotel, Holyoke (1890)

Built c. 1889-1890 at 328 Maple Street, at the end of a group of row houses in Holyke, the former Maplewood Hotel was modeled on the elegant residential hotels of larger cities. It was constructed by Frank Beebe, of the … Continue reading

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Silas King House (1780)

At 150 Main Street in Westfield is a colonial house, built c. 1780 for Silas King by his father Aaron, who lived across the street. In 1780, Silas King married Sally Eager Noble.

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United Congregational Church, Worcester (1885)

Dissatisfaction over the choice of minister at the Old South Church in Worcester in 1820 led Daniel Waldo (1763-1845) to organize a new parish, originally called the Calvinist Church. The name was officially changed to Central Church in 1879. Waldo … Continue reading

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Loring-Emmerton House (1818)

The Pickman-Loring-Emmerton House, at 328 Essex Street in Salem, was built in 1818 as a Federal style house. In the mid-nineteenth century, it was the residence of George B. Loring (1817-1891), who served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1877-1881), … Continue reading

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