Below are some links to online resources that may be
useful with searches related to the history of
Longmeadow, MA and its early residents. These
links are also useful for the
the Lens- Longmeadow 100 Years Ago project.
Proceedings at the Centennial Celebration of the
Incorporation of the Town of Longmeadow
Written in 1883 for the 100th anniversary
celebration of the incorporation of Longmeadow.
Available as an E-book. Contains considerable
historical information as well as a town genealogy.
E-book is full text searchable.
- Reflections of Longmeadow
Book published in 1983 on the 200th anniversary of
the incorporation of Longmeadow. Edited by Mary
Rogeness and Linda Rodger.
Hardcopy only is available
at Storrs Library.
Longmeadow Annual Town Reports (1855 -
Annual Town Reports from 1855 to the present are now
available with full text search.
Sesquicentennial Official Souvenir: 150th
Anniversary of the Founding of the Town of
Book written by Edgar Holmes Plummer in 1933.
is available at Storrs Library.
Emerson Photo Collection/ Digital Commonwealth
The entire collection of 1500+ Emerson photos
are now online on the Digital Commonwealth- The
large majority of these photos were taken in
Longmeadow but some of them were taken in other
Massachusetts communities including Spencer,
Holyoke, Springfield, Framingham, and East
Brookfield. Photo details including ID's and
description can be found through search.
Emerson Photograph Database
This pdf file is the database for the
Emerson collection of images. Most of the
information was developed from the Emerson's
photography journal. Many of the photos in the
database do not have complete information regarding
location or dates.
Town Crier Archive
A collection of Longmeadow historical articles that
have appeared in the Town Crier- a periodic
publication of the Longmeadow Historical Society.
Longmeadow Historical Society Publications
A collection of Longmeadow Historical Society
Areas of Historical Significance in Longmeadow, MA
This document lists structures and areas in
Longmeadow that the Historical Commission has
identified as being of historic interest.
- Longmeadow Street
1901 Longmeadow Street Directory
1905 Longmeadow Street Directory
1910 Longmeadow Street Directory
1915 Longmeadow Street Directory
1915 Springfield City Directory- Includes
Longmeadow et al, full text searchable
1920 Longmeadow Street Directory
- 1927 Longmeadow Street Directory
Historical Town Records- Storrs Library
This is a listing of online historical records
including births, deaths and marriages for the Town
of Longmeadow, MA
Longmeadow- Through the Lens
This is the interactive map/photo website being
developed for this project.
Longmeadow Property Assessment Database
This database can be useful for looking up
information on Longmeadow properties. It includes a
recent photo that can be useful.
Longmeadow Historical Society Document/ Photo
This cloud storage space has archived photos
and other documents that might be useful to this
project. No username/ password is required.
Walking Tour- Historic Homes of Longmeadow
Tour of Longmeadow Historic District with current
photos + excerpts used with permission from the book
Historic Homes of Longmeadow.
Longmeadow Cemetery Database
Searchable gravestone records for the Longmeadow
Cemetery from 1718.
Springfield Cemetery Database
Searchable gravestone records for the Springfield
Cemetery. This is an Excel file.
Historical Commission Surveys
Details of historic homes in Longmeadow
including history of owners/residents, building
Longmeadow Historic District Map
This is a map of the Longmeadow Historic District
showing the houses that are included in this
district on a map.
Longmeadow Fire Department- Fifty Years of Service-
History of Longmeadow Fire Department from its
beginnings in 1923 until 1973. Photos and
stories about local fires and members of the
department during this time period.