Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Sea Pines School for Girls 1916, on old Cape Cod

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Sea Pines School for Girls
Loretta reports:

In the past year and a half, I’ve been lucky enough to spend quite a bit of time on Cape Cod, MA.  Though the Cape has changed a great deal since my girlhood—not nearly so wild and rustic as it used to be—some of the past remains.  So I did pause when I saw this ad.  As far as I can make out, the building is still there, albeit turned into an inn.  It does remind me of the grand resort hotels from the Victorian-Edwardian eras, most of which have vanished.  (Here, here, and here are examples of those still in operation.) Apparently it was still operating as a school into the 1970s, so it must have been successful.  In any event, the Reverend Bickford gets a fine write up in the 1919 American Biography, and on the next page, so does the school.

Image from The World’s Work, August 1916 advertisements. Bio from American Biography: A New Cyclopedia, Volume 6 (1919).  Both courtesy Google Books.

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Karen Anne said...

In Watch Hill:

and Weekapaug:

The first one had become so deteriorated that it had to be basically rebuilt, with some salvaged items used. The exterior, I believe, was made to be identical to the original and judging from photos the interior is true to the period updated.

Duchess in Denim said...

I would have excelled in a place like that!!! So wonderful

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