Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Village That Never Really Was

Yesterday, Chuck and I drove out to the Big E in West Springfield. Chuck visited a woodworking show and I took the camera with me as I walked around the extensive grounds. The photos below are all from the Storrowton Village. Storrowton was created by Helen Osborne Storrow in the 1920s and 30s by purchasing buildings from around New England. They were dismantled and then reconstructed on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition, creating the museum which stands to this day.
The old Southwick Baptist Meeting House (c. 1822), which was modified and joined with the old Atkinson Tavern (c. 1789) to create the current Storrowton Tavern.

The steeple of the old Union Meeting House (c. 1834)

I love this tiny building! The old Zachariah Eddy Law Office (c. 1810), with its arched copper roof, would make a wonderful retreat or studio.

A window on the west side of the old Union Meeting House. I was instantly smitten with the old glass, the reflections in it, the candle with glass hurricane on the windowsill and the second window on the eastern side.


Roo said...

Ok, chalk this up for a day out when we arrive, because a) I love that New England look, b) a chance to get out with the camera is always taken, c)I can steal that dinky little law hut! Someone somewhere could make a good living marketing replicas for garden offices/retreats.


dancingmorganmouse said...

That old Zachariah Eddy Law Office - what a darling little building.

Sue said...


Miss Rachel said...

Gorgeous pictures. I want a little blue house for my office!

Pink Granite said...

Hi All -
I see it's pretty much unanimous that the little arched law office is a hit!
Roo's right that someone should start marketing them!
- Lee