Saturday, April 27, 2013

Red Roof

Red Roof: In 1907, A. Piatt Andrew built this home out on Eastern Point in Gloucester, Mass.  His friend, Henry Sleeper followed suit, with Beauport (now a museum) a few houses north.  Both were the founders of the American Field Service of WW1, Andrew overseeing operations in France while Sleeper managed the support system in the United States.  Before his death in 1936, Andrew had been Massachusetts' Sixth District representative in Congress.   Red Roof was then maintained by his sister, Helen Patch and her descendants ---but finally sold in 2012 and mostly torn down this year.


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