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Stockbridge in Berkshire County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Linwood House

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, August 19, 2012
1. Linwood House Marker
Inscription.
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.
 
Location. 42° 17.331′ N, 73° 20.127′ W. Marker is in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Glendale Road (Massachusetts Route 183) and Butler Road
Linwood House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 19, 2012
2. Linwood House and Marker
, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on the grounds of the Norman Rockwell Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Stockbridge MA 01262, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Day In The Life (within shouting distance of this marker); Norman Rockwell’s Studio (within shouting distance of this marker); Stockbridge Chime Tower (approx. 0.9 miles away); Stockbridge World War II Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); Stockbridge Vietnam War Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); Stockbridge World War I Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); Stockbridge Korean War Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); Stockbridge Civil War Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stockbridge.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Linwood House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 19, 2012
3. Linwood House
Linwood House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 19, 2012
4. Linwood House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 379 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 3, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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