This Queen Anne style house was built in 1880 and was
originally a twin to the Thomas Watters House (#2) at 70 Longmeadow
Street. The house was built by Joseph Watters, brother of Thomas Watters.
The brothers were successful builders in Springfield. This house and the
Thomas Watters house (#2) are excellent examples of Victorian
architecture. The house is painted in period-appropriate colors designed
to showcase the elaborate bargeboard “gingerbread” gracing the windows and
gables, the lovely railings both above and below the porch roof and the
decorative board and batten trim on the second floor. It is interesting to
note that the current residents are only the second owners of this home in
its 130 year history. Be sure to notice the fine period barns behind this
house and the Thomas Watters house.