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Rogers, John, Studio

New Canaan, Connecticut
County of Fairfield.
10 Cherry Street
National Register Number: 66000881
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 21, 1965):
Sculptor John Rogers, once described as "honest and as inelegant as a stable boy," was one of America's most popular -- and prolific -- artists. During a 33-year career, he produced nearly 80,000 plaster copies of his 86 "Rogers Groups." These genre figures depicted "the little moments in life, humorous and sentimental, events which make up a lifetime." His statuettes "Coming to the Parson," "Neighboring Pews," and "The Checker Players," decorated Victorian parlors throughout the land. He used this studio from 1876 to the end of his life.

Condition:
There are no threats to the landmark.

Received Save America's Treasures Grant in 1999. This was used for restoration of the statues, installation of a new HVAC system and building repairs. Additional local grants were received to complete the project.


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