Stowe House Gets a Remodel


Stowe House Gets a Remodel


Phillips Academy




In 1853 Harriet Beecher Stowe became interested in this building while she and her husband were living in Samaritan House during Calvin's teaching at the seminary. The building had a multitude of student activities held in it including coffin building anda dump. It was a shell at the time Harriet saw it, but the school had it renovated and the Stowe's held many school events here for faculty and student alike. In 1888 a wing was added and it served as the Phillips Inn until 1929 when the new inn was built and Stowe House was moved to Bartlet Street.
Ten years after the 1885 photograph was taken, the Stowe House has a new fence and another cupola. The couple at the carriage are unidentified, but if it were earler you could imagine it being Harriet and Calvin about to ride off to some adventure. The adventure would likely be church.


Phillips Academy -- Buildings

Stowe, Harriet Beecher 1811-1896

Stowe, Calvin -- 1802-1886

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History of the Academy

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"Stowe House Gets a Remodel," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #16163, (accessed September 26, 2017).