Cos Cob in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
The Cos Cob Art Colony
Among Cos Cob's amenities were easy access via train from New York City, recreation, and plenty of suitable subjects for painting, especially the village's older warehouse and residential buildings and the waterfront. In addition to Twachtman and Weir, the art colony attracted artists Childe Hassam, Theodore Robinson, Charles Ebert and Elmer Livingston MacRae (who married the Holley's daughter), as well as writers Willa Cather, Viola Roseboro and Lincoln Steffans. Between 1890 and 1920 more than 200 artists and writers enjoyed the camraderie of Connecticut's fine art colony.
Location. 41° 2.049′ N, 73° 35.867′ W. Marker is in Cos Cob, Connecticut, in Fairfield Touch for map. Located in front of the Bush-Holley House Historic Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob CT 06807, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Second Oldest Cemetery in Greenwich (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cos Cob (approx. 0.3 miles away); Putnam's Escape (approx. one mile away); Putnam Cottage (approx. 1.1 miles away); Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away); Founders and Proprietors Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away); George Washington Paused Here (approx. 1.3 miles away); Sound Beach Railroad Station (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cos Cob.
Regarding The Cos Cob Art Colony. The Bush-Holley House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988 and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1991
Also see . . .
1. Greenwich Historical Society, Bush-Holley Historic Site. (Submitted on December 5, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Bush-Holley House on Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 5, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Cos Cob Art Colony on Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 5, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music •
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