The Colony Club, unique in America, adds one more notable possession to the already enviable reputation of Springfield. The Wesson Mansion, which was about to be torn down and removed from the city, was purchased by a few spirited citizens of Springfield. Its purchase meant not only the forming of just such a club as Springfield needed, but a still greater importance it meant the saving to Springfield of this priceless building. This mansion, of some twenty rooms, completed in 1894, constructed of New Brunswick pink granite is of the French chateau design. In its example of woodwork and carvings through the interior, it is said by good judges of such work to compare favorably with the best to be found in the royal palaces of Europe.