Tag Archives: Gambrel

The Manse, Northampton (1744)

The Manse is a house at 54 Prospect Street in Northampton. It was built in 1744 (or as early as 1737?) on the foundation of the original 1684 parsonage house of Rev. Solomon Stoddard, Northampton’s second minister and the grandfather … Continue reading

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Meetinghouse, Hancock Shaker Village (1793)

The original Meetinghouse at Hancock Shaker Village was built in 1786. To gain more space, its first roof, a gambrel, was altered to a gable roof in 1871. By the late nineteenth century, the Shakers primarily used the meeting room … Continue reading

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William Cullen Bryant Homestead (1785)

William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) was a major poet and for 50 years was editor and publisher of The New York Evening Post. He was born in a log cabin in Cummington. When he was two, Bryant‘s father, Dr. Peter Bryant, … Continue reading

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Sessions House (1710)

Sessions House is a colonial residence at 109 Elm Street in Northampton that is now used as a Smith College dormitory. It was built around 1710 (or perhaps as early as 1700) by Captain Jonathan Hunt (1665-1738) and was the … Continue reading

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Landlord Fowler Tavern (1761)

Built around 1761 (perhaps as early as 1755), the Landlord Fowler Tavern is located at 171 Main Street in Westfield. Daniel Fowler was granted a tavern license in 1761 and the building continued to function as an inn until the … Continue reading

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Thomas Smith House (1757)

Built c. 1757, the Thomas Smith House stands at 251 North West Street in the Feeding Hills section of Agawam. Thomas Smith was born in Suffield (now in Connecticut, but then in Massachusetts) in 1725, married Esther Ball in 1755, … Continue reading

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Eden-Browne-Sanders House (1762)

The asymmetrically-laid-out house at 40 Summer Street in Salem was built around 1762 by Capt. Thomas Eden (d. 1768), who lived with his family in one part while running a retail shop in the other. Later owners partitioned the house … Continue reading

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