Historic Homes of Longmeadow
797 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, MA- Historic Homes of Longmeadow
797 Longmeadow Street (#44 The Old House on The Green -1833)

This house is attributed to Justin Colton with a date of construction of 1833. However, it is believed to be much older. Typical of many 17th and 18th century New England houses, it was willed to two different parties, with trespassing rights to a third party. In 1845 Justin Colton willed one half of the house to his wife and one half to his daughter. The third party was allowed "all that part of said house with right to passage up and down the chamber stairs ...". In March, 1940, a Tea Room was opened on the first floor. The Tea Room was operated until 1958. The sign on the front door read, "The Old House on the Green".

[Photo contributed by Rachel Port]
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