This small painting was cut down from a much larger painting made of the Mary Lyon boarding house across the street from the artist's studio.
It is privately owned.
To see a sketch of the Mary Lyon House Click Here
Mary Lyon, a famous female educator and founder of Mt. Holyoke College, taught school on the top floor of this house. It is now an historic site.
In this historic building Mary Emma Griswold, Buckland's most famous cook during the 1930s and 1940s, ran a "bed and breakfast" sort of "retreat" for many years. Below is a brochure advertising her business.
Guests came from as far away as New York City to spend a week or a month of country living and country food. (See Abbie's story). One of her "come-ons" was "here you could drink pure spring water every day."