Chesterwood is now a historic house museum operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It looks very much as it did during French's time. The two buildings at the main entrance were built by the Frenches as garages. The barn was not converted to a gallery until the 1960s. The parking lot is located on the site of the kitchen garden that provided vegetables for the table, and some of the trees near the picnic area survive from French's orchard.
Questions for Drawing 1
1. Locate the main house and the studio. Where is the studio in relation to the entrance? To the residence? Why was it located there?
2. Locate the gardens. Why do you think they were put there?
3. What general impressions do you have of the house, studio, and grounds based on the drawing?
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