I picked up a great book on eBay, called the "Homestead Album". It was published by the Springfield Homestead, a local weekly newspaper that existed in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Unlike the nationally-bent Springfield Republican, The Springfield Homestead focused mostly on local issues, and is a great resource for local research.
This book had a lot of photographs of houses in it. Since my house was featured in the May 6, 1899 edition of the Homestead -- a copy no longer available on file at the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum -- I was very hopeful that I would finally find my Holy Grail. But sadly, although my two immediate neighbors' houses were pictured, my house was absent -- so the quest continues.
Here is a selection of links to some of the photos in the house -- I will update this list as time goes on. When you click on each photo, it will expand in size. You can then click on "view image information" to get more details about each house, or to leave a comment.
1090 Worthington St.