Gloucester, MA 01901
Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, a property of Historic New England/formerly SPNEA, is the work of designer Henry Davis Sleeper and architect Halfdan M. Hanson. The house contains collections from the colonial era, and is arranged by color and light. Construction on the house began in 1907 and lasted 27 years. Sleeper became well known for his unique designs, and subsequently designed home for several celebrities, including Joan Crawford and Henry Francis du Pont. Charles and Helena McCann bought Beauport, and added their Chinese porcelain objects to the collections. The McCann family later donated Beauport to Historic New England as a museum.
Site Notes & Advisories:
The Beauport parking lot is across the street from the house. Gloucester is accessible via the MBTA commuter rail. Beauport is located 3.6 miles from the Gloucester station. The red line on the Cape Ann Transportation Authority stops at the entrance of Eastern Point. Beauport is .5 miles on the right. Taxi service is also available.
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