Chesterwood

Also known as: Daniel Chester French House and Studio
2 mi. W of Stockbridge, Stockbridge, Massachusetts

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Chesterwood

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 1989

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Description 

Chesterwood was the country home from 1896 to 1931 of Daniel Chester French (1850-1931), sculptor of The Minute Man in Concord, Massachusetts, and the colossal seated figure of Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The 122-acre "Country Place" estate includes the Studio (1898) and Residence (1901) designed by French's friend and Lincoln Memorial collaborator, Henry Bacon. "The best dry view" French had ever seen is still intact from the Studio piazza and Residence terrace to Monument Mountain and Mt. Everett, 17 miles distant. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 21, 1965

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000652
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Colonial Revival; Other architectural type; Georgian Revival
Area of significance
Art
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
District
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Camp
Current functions
Museum; Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1925-1949
Significant years
1896; 1931
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 5

Update Log 

  • May 9, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody

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