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Building Name (Common)
Weir Farm National Historic Site
Building Name (Historic)
Weir Farm
Address
735 Nod Hill Road, Wilton
Typology
Overview

Designations

Historic Significance

n/a

Field Notes

National Historic Site/Park Weir Farm National Historic Site was established by Congress under the Public Law 101-485, 104 stat. 1171 (also know as the Weir Farm National Historic Site Establishment Act of 1990) on October 31, 1990 to preserve the life and work of landscape artist J. Alden Weir (1852-1919), one of the founders of the impressionist tradition in American Art. As described in the enabling legislation, the threefold purpose of Weir Farm NHS is to: - Preserve a significant site associated with the tradition of American Impressionism; - Maintain the integrity of a setting that inspired artistic expression; and - Offer opportunities for the inspirational benefit and education of the American people. Weir Farm NHS is one of only two sites within the national park system that focus primarily on art and it is the only park unit in the State of Connecticut. The Land of Nod was the name given to his property, now preserved as Weir Farm National Historic Site, by J. Alden Weir and his artist friends. Both Weir and Childe Hassam used the phrase to title works that were inspired by the local landscape.

Use & Accessibility

Use (Historic)

Use (Present)


Exterior Visible from Public Road?

Yes

Demolished

No

Location Integrity

Unknown

Environment

Related features

Environment features

Relationship to surroundings

n/a

Typology & Materials

Building Typology

Materials


Structural System

Roof materials


Roof type


Approximate Dimensions

n/a

Source

Date Compiled

09/09/2011

Compiled By

Charlotte Hitchcock

Sources

Photographs by National Park Service, from Weir Fair web site, accessed 9/16/2011:  http://www.nps.gov/wefa/index.htm

Aerial view from:
http://www.bing.com/maps/ accessed 9/16/2011.

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