Eaton Hudson Conducts Auction of Historical Proportions


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Eaton Hudson Conducts Auction of Historical Proportions

Former Summer White House of Calvin Coolidge

SWAMPSCOTT, MA, August 28, 2018 – Eaton Hudson conducted the auction of the historical architectural artifacts in the White Court Estate with the proceeds being donated to the Swampscott Reach Arts program.


Designed by architect Arthur Little in 1895, the mansion sits on over six acres of gently sloping lawn, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The 26-room estate was where President Calvin Coolidge summered in 1925, and later became Marian Court College. Auction attendees bid on antiques a part of the mansion’s original décor that were not being saved for repurpose , including fireplace mantels, lighting fixtures and some furnishings.

(Eaton Hudson, Inc.’s
EVP, Barton Hyte conducted the auction sale on Sunday, August 26th of the 1925 Summer White House of Calvin Coolidge, White Court Estate.)

White Court is to be torn down and reconstructed this fall, and the developers of the new project held an auction on the premises in partnership with the Swampscott Historical Commission. Portions of the mansion will be restored by the developers and the balance will be rebuilt and duplicated in the original style, with two additional buildings being added for a total of 18 seaside condominiums.


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