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John Williams House

Mary Wells Childs: Deerfield Rugs

John Williams House

© Memorial Hall Museum, Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association

Parson Williams House, Deerfield, Mass., by an unknown creator, date unknown.

In 1912, Mary Childs sold rag rugs in the 1760 house built by the son of Deerfield's first settled minister, John Williams. Deerfield Industries treasurer Mary Allen predicted "tourists will soar with joy at getting into the sacred building."