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Where in the Valley - St. Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish

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St. Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish

This is a detail from the main building at the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish. The building is known as "Aspet"...

Built about 1800 as an inn, this Federal style, brick house was known locally as "Huggins Folly." Saint-Gaudens added dormers and the west porch piazza with its Ionic columns after 1885. The house interior retains its original furnishings, and decorative objects from the Saint-Gaudens' travels. Aspet is the town in France where Augustus' father was born. The majestic tree in front is a thornless Honey Locust, planted in 1886.

There is a Virtual Visitor Center with details about lots of the buildings and gardens on the historic site.

One of the most difficult to date. Only Ray Buskey correctly identified that this would be found at St. Gaudens.

St. Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish
Photographs: Donald Maurice Kreis