Chesterwood (Massachusetts)

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Daniel Chester French Home and Studio (Chesterwood)
Chesterwood (Stockbridge, MA) - house.JPG
Chesterwood
Nearest city Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Area 122 acres
Built 1896
Architect Henry Bacon,
Daniel Chester French
Architectural style Colonial Revival, other
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 66000652
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHLD December 21, 1965[2]

Chesterwood was the summer estate and studio of American sculptor Daniel Chester French (1850–1931) located in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. In 1896 French purchased the former Marshall Warner farm. Each year, during the month of May, he left his permanent home and studio in New York for six months and moved with his family to Chesterwood, where he worked on over 200 public and private commissions.

The estate covers 122 acres (0.5 km2) of forest and field in the Taconic Mountains. Chesterwood is also located within the heart of the cultural region of the Berkshires. French's summer home includes a garden dating from the 1920s. His studio and barn contain sculptural studies for a number of his works, most notably:

Chesterwood is located at 4 Williamsville Road in the Glendale neighborhood of Stockbridge. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965[2][3] and is now a house museum of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, open for tours from late May through mid-October.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "French, Daniel Chester, Home and Studio (Chesterwood)". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-07-07. 
  3. ^ Polly M. Rettig and S. S. Bradford (1974-12-11). National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: "Chesterwood" / Daniel Chester French Home and Studio, "Chesterwood", Marshall Warner Farm PDF (32 KB). National Park Service.  and Accompanying five photos, from 1974 and undated PDF (32 KB)

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Coordinates: 42°17′06.49″N 73°21′08.34″W / 42.2851361°N 73.3523167°W / 42.2851361; -73.3523167