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[Sitings] Chesterwood: A Sculptor's Idyllic Retreat

Posted on: May 25th, 2013 by Mame McCully

 

Each year, during the month of May, French 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. He shared this house with his family during these summers.
The main house at Chesterwood

Chesterwood, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Stockbridge, Mass., offers visitors the chance to enjoy a retreat in the Berkshires just as America’s foremost sculptor, Daniel Chester French, did during his lifetime.

French, who is best known as the creator of the Minute Man and Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial, owned this country home, studio, and gardens. Each year, during the month of May, French 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.... Read More →

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Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.

[Slideshow] From Wild to Whimsical: The Gargoyles and Grotesques of Washington National Cathedral

Posted on: May 20th, 2013 by National Trust for Historic Preservation 6 Comments

 

By Linda S. Glisson, Assistant Director for Information Resources, Main Street

Washington National Cathedral. Credit: Linda S. Glisson
Washington National Cathedral

As a passionate photographer and preservationist, I’m always on the lookout for fascinating buildings, from the funky to the sublime. Washington National Cathedral, winner of this year’s Partners in Preservation contest and also one of our National Treasures, is definitely the latter.

From the light streaming through stained glass windows and bathing the interior in a rainbow glow to the fantastical creatures that adorn the outside, National Cathedral is a photographer’s dream. Every time I visit I discover something new. And no wonder: There are 112 gargoyles, the last completed in 1987, and more than 3,000 grotesques and other architectural carvings.... Read More →

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[Sitings] Gaylord Building: Gateway to History

Posted on: May 18th, 2013 by Mame McCully 1 Comment

 

The Gaylord Building in Lockport, Illinois, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, offers visitors a chance to explore the history of the Illinois & Michigan Canal which linked Lake Michigan with the Mississippi River. 

Just 45 minutes from downtown Chicago, the Gaylord is the gateway to the I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor. There, visitors can explore the building's canal exhibits or have a meal in the Public Landing Restaurant located inside the historic building.

If you're not in town to experience the fun in person, go canal-side with this week's slideshow instead!

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Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.

[Sitings] Filoli: Showcasing "California Eclectic"

Posted on: May 11th, 2013 by Mame McCully

 

Filoli, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation located 30 miles outside San Francisco, is one of the finest remaining country estates of the 20th century. Known for its varied and sprawling gardens and beautiful surrounding scenery, the estate is a popular place during spring as the flowers bloom and visitors are treated to an array of vivid colors.

This weekend, visitors can enjoy the Filoli Flower Show and next weekend, the 23rd season of Jazz at Filoli begins with Gregory Porter kicking off the series of six outdoor concerts. Enjoy the sights and sounds in person, or take a spin about the garden via this week's slideshow.

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Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.

[Sitings] Lyndhurst: Gothic Gem of the Hudson River Valley

Posted on: May 4th, 2013 by Mame McCully

 

Lyndhurst, Tarrytown, NY. Credit: lulubrooks, Flickr

Lyndhurst, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Tarrytown, New York, overlooks the Hudson River and the stunning Tappan Zee Bridge which connects South Nyack, New York to Tarrytown, New York. Just a short drive from New York City, the Site and Tarrytown are a great daytrip for tourists in the Big Apple or for locals who want to get away for a day.

Among its many attractions: Gothic Revival architecture, 19th-century landscape design, and a comprehensive collection of decorative arts. Can't wait to experience its beauty and grandeur? Get a taste for the splendor with this week's slideshow.... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.