Bryant, William Cullen, Homestead

205 Bryant Rd., Cummington, Massachusetts

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Description 

Boyhood home and later summer residence of William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), one of America's foremost literary figures. Built in 1789 and renovated in 1865, the house is filled with Bryant's furnishings and mementos of his lifetime. It is set on a hillside looking over the valley of the Westfield River with views of the Hampshire hills. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS MA-1260)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000136
Architectural style
Victorian
Area of significance
Literature
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Village site; Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1750-1799; 1825-1849
Significant years
1799; 1865; 1878
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3
Non-contributing buildings: 3

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