The Taunton House That Got Away

Charles Redfern, the last Taunton owner of the Phillips House, stands in the front yard at 40 High Street, ca. 1890.
Left: In the only known photograph of the Phillips House interior taken in Taunton, the corner cupboard awaits disassembly, ca. 1930. Right: The corner cupboard as it looks today.
The hearth features hand-shaped bricks and wide pine paneling.
The original wide pine floors survive throughout the house.
The Phillips House as it stands today at Storrowton Village, West Springfield, Mass.
Dwarfed by the Union Meetinghouse (c. 1834) the Phillips House stands on Storrowton Green.

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