Bar Harbor, Maine

1926 - 1954



Wingwood House postcard

View of Wingwood House from Frenchman's Bay


In 1926, the Stotesburys purchased Four Acres, the A.J. Cassatt estate on Eden Street in Bar Harbor. After a valiant but frustrating attempt by Palm Beach architect Howard Major to renovate the existing house, the Stotesburys hired Philadelphia architect Louis Magaziner to start over, resulting in the majestic Wingwood House. When it was finally completed in 1928, the house served as the Bar Harbor "retreat" for the Stotesburys. Although the house was spared by the great Bar Harbor fire of 1947, it also did not survive, leaving only memories for those fortunate enough to have been entertained in the grand style at Wingwood House.

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