George Prentiss homestead

The George Prentiss homestead is at 1399 Northampton Street in Holyoke. The Prentiss house is gone but a picture of it still exists – IMAGE. It was razed in late 1956 to make way for the homes on a new street – Carol Lane.

The Olmsted Brothers designed the landscape around the Prentiss home in 1915. This work was paid for by William Prentiss son of George.

This Olmsted design was finally worked on in 1924. The landscape like the home is gone.

What does remain is the carriage house and it is at 15 Carol Lane. The landscape around that house is Olmsted-like but is not the original. It has been reworked into a curved driveway and a masonry wall.

Sanborn map analysis:

Sanborn 1915 map

Sanborn 1947 map

Sanborn 1956 map

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.