Live blogging from Cape Ann Museum and Our Lady: eloquent and moving portrait from Linda Brayton and Jen Holmgren on their grandfather and great-grandfather, notable architect Halfdan Hanson

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L-R Linda Brayton, Jennifer Holmgren, Lisa Sawall (Sleeper’s grand niece) before a special Beauport Sleeper McCann tour focusing on the  correspondence and collaboration of Sleeper and architect Halfdan Hanson which was led by Lorna.

 

Photographs in this post are from yesterday’s special Beauport Sleeper McCann program, stemming from the Cape Ann Museum Design/Build exhibition. Lorna Condon, senior curator of Historic New England’s Library and Archives, led this tremendous tour.

Neither Sleeper not Hanson family members knew they’d be there together at this tour. Yet members of both  families wore the same shoes!

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Other special guests included Chris Sicuranza from the Mayor’s Office and the Rev. Rona Tyndall, Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator for the Grace Center of Gloucester. Mayor Romeo Theken also wanted to go.

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More pictures coming of these back to back events!

from the Cape Ann Museum

“An illustrated talk on the life and work of Halfdan Hanson (1884-1952), architect of Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House on Eastern Point in Gloucester and Our Lady of Good Voyage Church in downtown Gloucester. The talk will be presented by Hanson’s granddaughter, Linda Brayton and great granddaughter, Jen Holmgren. Following the lecture, Brayton and Holmgren will lead the group on a short walk to view Our Lady of Good Voyage Church, one of Halfdan Hanson’s most notable buildings.

Offered in conjunction with Design/Build: The Drawings of Phillips & Holloran, Architects on view through October 9, 2016.”

3 thoughts on “Live blogging from Cape Ann Museum and Our Lady: eloquent and moving portrait from Linda Brayton and Jen Holmgren on their grandfather and great-grandfather, notable architect Halfdan Hanson

  1. I spent a week in the UK on a business trip back in October1999 and the bed they had in the old castle that way had a covered one in the master room. It was not to far from where other folks stayed at the Brandon house. We stayed in an old castle that was being renovated to a hotel beautiful area just Thetford forest – hey the company paid for it and was not that bad either in pounds under $100.00 US..

    🙂 Dave

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