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  • Collection: Houses and Other Structures

South Lane 0275 Aaron Spelman place Donatini Photo 2019 11 15.JPG
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 Church and Academy glass neg.jpg
The West Granville Congregational Church and the Academy building, from a glass plate negative, taken about 1910, probably by George Aldrich.

Holcomb Clement homestead about 1888.jpg
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…

Main Road WG Church and Academy 2000 12 10 Paul Jensen Photo.jpg
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 Obit 001.jpg
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.

Catalog Titles Baptist Church.pdf
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 Mill in the Meadow copyright  J G Coleman Photography.jpg
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…

Cook Howard Country Store.jpg
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…

Rose Jeptha Homestead Granby Road.jpg
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 Proposal  001.pdf
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…

grn_a Maple Corners.pdf
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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