Row House

By: Jconnphoto

Nov 01 2010

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Category: Architecture


Focal Length:28mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 40D

Photo blog day eighty, November 1, 2010

There is a street in Springfield, MA called Mattoon Street.  Walking along this street you would have no idea you were still in Springfield.  The sidewalks are still lined with brick, the houses are Row Houses built in varying styles between 1870 and 1880’s.  This street is the only street of its kind in the area, no other streets were built with row houses.  Herringbone brick sidewalks, stately London Plane shade trees, and cast iron ornamental street lights all contribute to the charm of this designated historic district, unique in the Pioneer Valley.  The street has been revived in the last several years and it’s a wonderful feeling to see the houses coming back to life and being restored to their 19th century grandeur.   Standing on the sidewalk, if you close your eyes, the sounds of the city fade away and you can almost hear the horses hoofbeats hitting the cobblestone as a carriage makes its way by.  Only a five minute walk from downtown it’s easy to see why this was one of the sought after places to live as Springfield grew.

3 comments on “Row House”

  1. Lovely buildings, beautiful photo!

  2. Love the perspective.

  3. how gorgeous. It looks like New York yet sounds like Charleston 🙂

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