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Bush-Holly House

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39 Strickland Rd Cos Cob CT 06807
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(203) 869-6899
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18th-century home, later became a boarding house for Connecticut's first art colony.

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In the 1890s visitors from New York's Art Students League journeyed to the Cos Cob section of Greenwich to take classes taught by American impressionist John Henry Twachtman at a boardinghouse for artists and writers run by Josephine and Constant Holley. Thus the Cos Cob art colony, which flourished until 1920, was born. Today the 1730-vintage house is the Bush-Holley Historic Site, which...

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Nice stop

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80

A great place to visit if you're in the area.
The house had 2 notable families, the Bushes (1750ish-1850ish) and the Holleys (1875ish-1950ish), and half the house is decorated for each family. Our docent-led tour had 7 people, including the 2 of us. Even though it was a weekday afternoon, someone brought along a 5 year old child, who was...

Quaint Town, Friendly Staff, and Excellent Tour

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This was my first time at the Bush-Holley House, in Cos Cob, and in the state of Connecticut.
I spent a couple hours exploring the tranquil enclave of Cos Cob, a section of Greenwich with a beautiful harbor, and this quaint National Historic Landmark. This was the home of the wealthy merchant Bush family from roughly 1750-1850, and half the...

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Bush-Holly House is located at 39 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob, CT. This business specializes in Museums & Galleries.

Best Attractions & Activities: This saltbox-style home, which was built in the 1730's, served as a boarding house to many renowned artists and writers who formed the first impressionist art colony in the U.S. Such talented artists as J. Alden Weir, Childe Hassam, and John Henry Twachtman are among those who once considered this place home. Today, the house is a National Historic Landmark that...

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