Allen House Inn (1886)

599 Main Street

This Queen Anne Stick Style house was the winner of the 1991 Amherst Historical Commission's Preservation Award. Architectural features include front veranda with oriental chippendale and pagoda roof, ornately carved Swiss-Austrian bargeboard (vergeboard) under gables and multiple relief shingles. The cherry fireplace mantles are catalogued by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Guided tours of this distinctive house are available by contacting the owners.