Historic Homes of Longmeadow

76 Longmeadow Street (#3 The Joseph Watters House -1880)

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.

[Photo contributed by Chris Hall]
[Text reprinted with permission from The Historic Homes of Longmeadow
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