Searles Castle

Also known as: Kellogg Terrace, Barrington House, Hopkins-Searles Mansion, John Dewey Academy
Main St., Great Barrington, Massachusetts

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Searles 1

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in February 2017

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Description 

A castle-style house in Great Barrington. Initially designed by Stanford White of McKim, Mead & White. It has had a variety of owners, including an all-girls boarding school and a country club. Present occupant is the John Dewey Academy, a college preparatory therapeutic boarding school for troubled adolescents.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 15, 1982
Reference number
82004953
Architectural styles
Victorian: Renaissance; Other architectural type; Chateauesque
Areas of significance
Landscape Architecture; Art; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant years
1883; 1888
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2

Update Log 

  • February 24, 2017: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added description; corrected pin location

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