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Own a Piece of Amherst History

846 East Pleasant Street, listed by Chrisitne Lau, has the distinction of being one of the oldest homes in Amherst! Over the years there have been many renovations and upgrades and the property has a rich local history. 

The original main house was built in the 1700s by Ephraim Kellogg who operated an inn on the site until 1756. He sold the property to Elijah Baker of Northampton, whose family lived and farmed there for almost 100 years. Asa Adams, who became the next owner, continued farming there, eventually selling to Ellis "E.C." Harlow in 1908 who focused on dairy farming and breeding. Harlow's “Jerseydale Farm” recievied many accolades over the course of his ownership. A 1921 article from The Jersey Bulletin and Dairy World states that Mr. Harlow “built up one of the greatest herds in Massachusetts” and won numerous awards for his cows and milk production. Over the following generations some of the land was developed but the original farmhouse remains.

Today, 846 East Pleasant is home to the lovingly maintained and expanded main house featuring charming original details as well as extensive renovations. In addition there is also a 2 bedroom guest house and private pool on the .87 acre lot. While too numerous to cover everything here, some of the renovations that have taken place include kitchen and bathrooms remodeling, office addition, primary bedroom and bath expansion, floor refinishing, mini-split system installation, windows and roof replacement, pool installation, chimney rebuilding, fresh interior and exterior paint, conversion of open bays into 2-car garage, landscaping and so much more. 

This is your opportunity to own a rare piece of Amherst history - the possibilities are endless at this spectacular estate, come see for yourself!

Credit to John M. Gerber and The Jersey Bulletin and Dairy World for some of the history featured in this post.

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