Westside Historic District (Amherst, Massachusetts)

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Westside Historic District
Northampton Road (Rt. 9) at Snell Street.jpg
Northampton Road (Rt. 9) at Snell Street
Westside Historic District (Amherst, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
Westside Historic District (Amherst, Massachusetts)
Westside Historic District (Amherst, Massachusetts) is located in the US
Westside Historic District (Amherst, Massachusetts)
Location Amherst, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°22′0″N 72°31′51″W / 42.36667°N 72.53083°W / 42.36667; -72.53083Coordinates: 42°22′0″N 72°31′51″W / 42.36667°N 72.53083°W / 42.36667; -72.53083
Architect Allen & Allen
Architectural style Bungalow/Craftsman, Colonial Revival
NRHP reference #

00000793

[1]
Added to NRHP July 25, 2000

The Westside Historic District is a residential historic district that encompasses an early, historically African American neighborhood in the town of Amherst, Massachusetts. It includes properties on Baker and Snell Streets, Hazel Avenue, and Northampton Road (MA Route 9). Most of the properties in the district are houses, many of which were built in a variety of Victorian styles, with houses built later also showing Colonial Revival styling. The oldest houses, on Baker Street, date from 1869 into the 1870s, while those along Route 9 were for the most part built later, and exhibit a wider variety of styles, including some Bungalow/Craftsman houses. The fields that surround the neighborhood and set it off from the surrounding area are also included in the district,[2] which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Westside Historic District". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2013-12-14.