Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

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Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
Saint-Gaudens-NHS.jpg
Statues on exhibit
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site is located in New Hampshire
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
Location Cornish, New Hampshire
Coordinates 43°30′3″N 72°22′5″W / 43.50083°N 72.36806°W / 43.50083; -72.36806Coordinates: 43°30′3″N 72°22′5″W / 43.50083°N 72.36806°W / 43.50083; -72.36806
Area 370 acres (150 ha)
175 acres (71 ha) federal[1]
Built 1885
Architect McKim, Mead & White
Visitation 26,943 (2005)
Governing body National Park Service
NRHP Reference # 66000120
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[2]
Designated NHS August 31, 1964
Designated NHL June 13, 1962[3]

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire, preserves the home, gardens, and studios of Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848–1907), one of America's foremost sculptors. This was his summer residence from 1885 to 1897, his permanent home from 1900 until his death in 1907, and the center of the Cornish Art Colony. There are two hiking trails that explore the park's natural areas. Original sculptures are on exhibit.

The National Historic Site was authorized by Congress on August 31, 1964, and established on May 30, 1977. Besides the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, this is the only National Park Service site in New Hampshire. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1962 and administratively listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966.[3]

It is located on Saint-Gaudens Road in Cornish, 0.5 miles off New Hampshire Route 12A.

American sculptor Lawrence Nowlan was an artist-in-residence at Saint-Gaudens for five summers from 1995 to 1997 and again from 2001 to 2002.[4][5] He received his first major commission to design the Wildland Firefighters National Monument while working and studying at Saint-Gaudens.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nature & Science". National Park Service: Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site. Retrieved August 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved August 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Augustus Saint-Gaudens Memorial". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-22. 
  4. ^ a b "Sculptor commissioned to complete Joe Frazier statue has died". Barre Montpelier Times Argus. 2013-08-02. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  5. ^ a b Hanson, Alex (2013-08-01). "Death of Sculptor Larry Nowlan of Windsor Called a ‘Big, Big Loss’". Valley News. Retrieved 2013-09-01. 

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