Farnsworth Art Museum, William Farnsworth Homestead (Rockland, ME) : Rear of the house, breezeway which leads to the carriage house

Published/Created:
Farnsworth Art Museum (Rockland, Maine, United States)
Elm Street next to the museum (16 Museum Street)
1849-1850
Materials:
wood
Notes:
Two historic houses are part of the Farnsworth Art Museum. The 1850 Farnsworth Homestead was the home of Lucy Farnsworth, the museum's original benefactor and daughter of William Farnsworth (1815-1876). It is now part of the main museum campus. The architectural style of the house and outbuildings is Greek Revival but the interior is decorated in high Victorian style. The elegant structure has survived intact, with virtually no adaptation. Minimal electrical systems were added for safety purposes, but all the original heating and plumbing is still in place, including what was probably the first indoor bathroom with a flush toilet in the city. The Homestead was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
Topics:
Architecture -- United States -- 19th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Greek Revival
Nineteenth century
Victorian
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
1A2-US-R-WFH-A8
Coordinates:
+44.103236-69.110295
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
exhibition buildings: art museums (AAT)
exhibition buildings: historic house museums (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
buildings; dwellings; houses apparel; decorative arts; genre; historical; Housing; Museology; house museum
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Addition Module Seven
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4349
OID:
10473455
PID:
digcoll:1817767