Our 2017 House Tour focuses on the newly established North Prospect-Lincoln-Sunset Local Historic District. This neighborhood includes modest farm houses lived in by members of the 19th century Black community and Irish immigrants, as well as houses that were home to college faculty members, businessmen, and other professionals and their families. Amherst College faculty member Robert Frost purchased a home in this neighborhood in 1931–and it is on the tour this year! along with 5 other residences. The Historical Society is pleased to showcase this district with its wide range of architectural styles and a complex socio-economic history.