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60 Spring St, Essex, MA 01929
Cogswell's Grant is a working farm and historic house museum in Essex, Massachusetts. It was the summer home of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little, preeminent collectors of American decorative arts in the mid 20th century. The Littles purchased the farm in 1937, restored the farmhouse and decorated it from their extensive collection of artifacts. These include primitive paintings, redware, painted furniture, stacked Shaker boxes, weather vanes and decoys. Part of the 19th century barn north of the house has been adapted for use as a visitor's center, and the rear ell of the house has been adapted for use as a caretaker's residence and visitor restrooms. Cogswell's Grant is open for public tours Wednesday through Sunday, June 1 - October 15.
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