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Woodlawn’s Black House Named Maine’s Most Famous House

ELLSWORTH: Woodlawn’s main house, the Black House has been named “Maine’s Most Famous House” by magazine, House Beautiful. The Black House, is Federal in style with Greek revival overtones. It is based on a design from Asher Benjamin’s architectural book, “The American Builder’s Companion”. Construction on the house began in 1824 and in late 1827 […]

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Woodlawn Temporary Closure Extended to May 13, 2019

ELLSWORTH: Woodlawn, including the grounds, trails and Black House will extend its closure to the public through May 13, 2019 to allow contractors to continue progress on the utility upgrade project. Signage is placed at the Surry Road (Rt. 172). Woodlawn’s Executive Director, Joshua Campbell Torrance said, “Despite adverse weather conditions our construction crew continues […]

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Woodlawn Utility Upgrade

ELLSWORTH: The Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations (Trustees), governing board of Woodlawn, have launched a project to improve the utilities (water, sewer, power, and communications) on the 180-acre historic estate. This project is the first phase of the larger project to rebuild the Carriage Barn. EL Shea is the general contractor for the project […]

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Woodlawn Welcomes New Trustees in 2019

ELLSWORTH: The Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations, governing board of Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park, held its annual meeting and dinner on January 25, 2019 at the Black House in Ellsworth. The Trustees welcomed two new members and one returning member to the board. Chelsea Sawyer of Ellsworth, ME and Robert Worrell of Omaha, […]

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Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations Receives Additional 64 Acres for Public Benefit

ELLSWORTH: The Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations (Trustees) are pleased to announce that Persis Ray has transferred 64 acres of land to the Trustees. The wooded land runs parallel and contiguous to the southern boundary of Woodlawn, the Trustees’ current property and main holding, in the area known as Westwood Hills. “Mrs. Ray has […]