Significant Historical Places

Locations of the Arts & Crafts Movement

A somewhat difficult definition of work with, yet a desired category for understanding the geographical distribution of the Arts & Crafts era. The list below is incomplete and we invite your additions to it, not only with basic facts but with further information as well (photos, anyone?).

Atascadero Community or The Colony of Atascadero
Atascadero, California
Founded in 1913 by Edward Gardner Lewis
A self-sufficient community near San Luis Obispo guided by Arts & Crafts principals.
Atascadero Colony

Beaux-Arts Village
Founded in 1908 by Frank Calvert, Alfred Renfro, and Finn Frolich.
Puget Sound (Seattle), Washington
Art school and workshops located in bungalows
Town of Beaux Arts Village

Byrdcliffe Colony
Woodstock, New York
Founded in 1903 by Ralph Radcliffe Whitehead, Hervey White and Bolton Coit Brown
Producers of furniture and hand made pottery
Winterthur Museum
Byrdcliffe Colony

Elverhoj Colony of Artists and Craftsmen
Milton-on-the-Hudson (Poughkeepsie), New York
Founded in 1913 by Johannes Morton & A.H. Anderson
Educational in nature, it offered courses in metalwork, bookbinding and jewelry making.

Longwood Art Industrial and Stock Company
Longwood, Illinois
Founded by George L. Schreiber
A craft community that combined typical era items (furniture & pottery) with agricultural life.

New Clairvaux
Montague, Massachusetts
Founded by Rev. Edward Pearson Pressey
A community based on the simple life, it produced handi-crafts while working the land.

Rose Valley Association
Moylan, Pennsylvania
Founded by William L. Price
An experimental utopian community that produced handmade furniture and pottery.

Additional Resources: Winterthur Library
Rose Valley Association History
Rose Valley Crafts

The Roycroft Community
East Aurora, New York
Founded in 1895 by Elbert G. Hubbard
One of the largest communities producing leather goods, furniture and hand bound books.

Marston House
An Arts and Crafts mansion built in 1905 for George Marston. A prominent San Diegan and the founder and first president of the San Diego Historical Society
3525 Seventh Ave., Balboa Park
(619) 298-3142
Hours of Operation:
Fri, Sat, Sun- Guided Tours Only
10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm
(There is no tour at 12 noon.)
Marston House

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