I was scouring old maps today for a Baptist church that might have been on Central Street, and came across this little section of Central:
I grew up in Chicopee, off of Chicopee Street, so the names "Doane and Williams" are very familiar to me as a woodworking company that was near the Willimansett Bridge. A little browsing of the Springfield Republican archives turned up this tidbit:
Doane and Williams dates back to 1876 when carpenters George Doane and John Williams made woodwork for Victorian homes.
Not the most earth-shattering discovery in the world; I'd put it into the "so now you know..." category.
Neither house is still standing; that entire neighborhood is mostly empty lots. The city has underestimated the age of many houses on surrounding streets, with the GIS system giving dates in the 1910 range to houses that appear on the 1899 city atlas.
Doane & Williams went bankrupt around 1993.