Linwood House

Linwood House (HM1460)

Location: Stockbridge, MA 01262 Berkshire County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 17.331', W 73° 20.127'

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Linwood House
Charles Butler, a prestigious New York attorney, built Linwood House in 1859. This graceful summer ?cottage' was constructed for his family and named for the home in a book titled The Linwoods, by Catherine Sedgwick, a relative.
Butter's residence was among the first of the elegant summer homes that have come to be known as ?Berkshire Cottages.' Designed in 1885 by Stanford White, Choate's Naumkeag can be seen across the Housatonic River valley. Linwood House was later passed down through the generations to Marguerite Butler Swann and her husband Percy Musgrave.
During his daily bicycle rides to this site from his home in Stockbridge center, Norman Rockwell became acquainted with the Musgrave family. He enjoyed the property's beautiful vistas, but had no idea that it would one day provide the backdrop for a museum established in his honor. The structure of Linwood House remains as it was when Charles Butler lived here, but the building now houses the museum's administrative offices and is not open to the public.
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HM NumberHM1460
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 9:24am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 637230 N 4683189
Decimal Degrees42.28885000, -73.33545000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 17.331', W 73° 20.127'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 17' 19.86" N, 73° 20' 7.62" W
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Area Code(s)413
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9 Glendale Rd, Stockbridge MA 01262, US
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