Historic Homes of Longmeadow

260 Longmeadow Street (#7 The Mason Willard House Site)

The Mason Willard House, which was dismantled in 1893, was located at this site. In that same year the Stick Style Victorian currently at this location was constructed. The original house was occupied by the Willard sisters; Annie Faith and Alice Hope, (alas, there was no “Charity”.) It is said that they lived as recluses and when they died they left a substantial fortune. The original door stone, which was a worn mill stone, is now used as a stepping stone at the rear of the house.

[Text reprinted with permission from The Historic Homes of Longmeadow
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