Historic Homes of Longmeadow
 
715 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, MA- Historic Homes of Longmeadow
715 Longmeadow Street (#30 The Cordis House -1832)

This home, built in 1832, is a fine example of eclecticism in New England architecture. In classic Federal style it is built of bricks with four tall chimneys to service interior fireplaces. The gable end faces the street and is embellished with a beautiful elliptical fan, in typical Greek Revival form. The symmetry of the windows is Georgian in character. The delicate ironwork was added in the late 19th century.  Situated on the Green next to Stephen Williams' home (which was destroyed by fire in 1846. The Community House current stands approximately on the same site), this house was built on ministerial land as the home of the Rev. Jonathan Condit. It was subsequently purchased by Rev. Hubbard Beebe who lived here until 1840. It has been in the Cordis family since 1845. In the 1880's a large wooden extension was added. In the latter part of the 19th century the grounds were home to chickens, cows, and horses and had extensive gardens, experimental fruit trees, a greenhouse and even a windmill.

[Photo contributed by Rachel Port]
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