Bath Historical talk at Hyde School Saturday

Posted Tuesday, March 6, 2012 in Culture

Bath Historical talk at Hyde School Saturday

courtesy Pine Tree Society

Bath Historical Society will present its annual Talk and Tour program on Saturday, March 10th, at the Hyde Mansion, 616 High Street in Bath.  Anne Marsh, Executive Director of Pine Tree Society, will present an illustrated talk about the history of the Society, now in its 76th year, focusing on the years after 1947 when the Society ran the Hyde Memorial Home as a rehabilitation and convalescent facility for those crippled by the polio epidemic.  The building is now part of the private Hyde School, which will offer a tour of the mansion after the talk.  The house was built in 1913-14 by John Sedgwick Hyde, who was the son of Gen. Thomas W. Hyde, founder of Bath Iron Works, and who was himself the president of BIW from 1905-17.  Designed by noted Maine architect John Calvin Stevens, "Elmhurst" had 21 rooms and the first indoor swimming pool in Maine.  The formal garden and grounds of the 120-acre estate were designed by Carl Rust Parker, a landscape architect associated with Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of Central Park in New York City.  The program will begin at 10:30, but the doors open at 10:00, and admission is free.  For more information, call 443-5141, ext. 18. 

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