Historic Homes of Longmeadow

1401 Longmeadow Street (#68 The Samuel Keep House -1782)

This distinctive house was built in 1782 by Samuel Keep. A stylish Victorian porch was added in 1902. The windows facing the street were no doubt altered at about the same time. The original owner was a descendent of the Keep family, one of Longmeadow’s oldest. He served in the Revolutionary War and farmed a large tract of land paralleling Longmeadow Street. Later inhabitants, the Allens, maintained a sizable dairy farm serving Longmeadow and Springfield from 1890 to 1910.

[Photo contributed by Chris Hall]
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