Houses and Other Structures


Houses and Other Structures


Photos of houses in Granville, including notes on the reverse of the photo where applicable. Information is believed to be accurate but we welcome additional information, pictures, corrections and comments.


Granville Public Library Historical Room and others as indicated for the specific image(s).

Collection Items

South Lane 0215, Granville, Massachusetts
215 South Lane, Granville, MA.

South Lane 0275 Aaron Spelman House, 1761
The Aaron Spelman house, at 275 South Lane, Granville, Ma., built 1761. The house has been in the Roberts family for many years.

The second story"shed" dormer and first floor wing are newer additions to the house. The chimney has also been…

West Granville Congregational Church and Academy Building, About 1910
The West Granville Congregational Church and the Academy building, from a glass plate negative, taken about 1910, probably by George Aldrich.

Water Street, 0014, Clement Holcomb Homestead, about 1889
Photo of the Holcomb place at 14 Water Street, Granville, MA., taken about 1889. Photo shows Clement Holcomb (1816-1893), Maria (Case) Holcomb (1823- 23 Dec 1911), and horse.

Mrs. Holcomb's funeral was on 26 Dec 1911, at which a choir consisting…

West Granville Congregational Church: Part Two: 2000 to Present
This page shows the church and some event photos taken 2000 and later. Photos used with permission.Photo showing American flag taken June 20, 2022 (Juneteenth). The flag is on the site where, according to legend, the Granville Minutemen held drills…

Oysler, George L., Blacksmith
Obituary and invoices from George L. Oysler's blacksmith shop

George Lewis Oysler was born in Springfield, MA. in 1861 and died in Granville on 29 Jan 1939.

Granby Road 0016 and 0025 Baptist Church
Granville's Baptist Church became part of what is now the Federated Church, which is currently located at the location of the former Baptist Church building (16 Granby Road). Priot to that the Baptist Church was located in the building now at 25…

Granby Road, The Mill in the Meadow, Built 1976
The Mill in the Meadow was constructed in 1976 by Ralph Hiers, assisted by his grandson Matt Jones. Ralph was quite an expert in old mill sites in the Granville area. You can listen to him speak on that and other Granville history topics at THIS…

"Country Store" Howard Norton Cook Etching of Gibbons Store, 1929
Howard Norton Cook (1901 - 1980) was born in Springfield and enjoyed visiting Granville early in his career as an artist. He spent most of career in the American Southwest and died in Santa Fe, New Mexico.He created the "Country Store" etching as a…

Granby Road 0181 (approx.), Jeptha Rose Homestead. Gone
Jeptha Rose Homestead.

House photos:
* First picture is about 1890. Second is believed to be about 1910.

Other files:
* Insurance policy covering the house in the amount of $400 for the period 1849 to 1854.
* Various receipts in…

Cobble Mountain Reservoir, MACRIS GRN.H and GRN.914
1. Reservoir proposal, mid-1920's.2. Photos taken by Herbert A. Hiers, 1929 to 1932.3. Southwoods Magazine article, March 1990.MACRIS GRN.H and GRN.914 refer researchers to content specific to particular Cobble Mountain Reservoir structures and…

Maple Corners MACRIS GRN.A
Maple Corners is a small settlement in the northern part of Granville developed along the road to Blandford (Beech Hill Road) in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. A Methodist meeting house (the first west of the Connecticut River) was erected…
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