Blow-Me-Down Farm was purchased by Charles C. Beaman, a New York City lawyer in 1864. Beaman was a friend of Augustus Saint-Gaudens and conviced the latter to move to Cornish. Saint-Gaudens presence in Cornish attracted other artists, writers and musicians to settle there, creating the Cornish Colony. Blow-Me- Down Farm was the center of that Colony.
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Overview Blowmedown Record 1884. Photocopy of the transcription of the record, a log kept by Charles C. Beaman and his family of events at Blow-Me-Down Farm, 1884-1917, activities in Cornish and the Cornish Colony, and visitors to the farm.