There are indeed strange and wonderful things out there to discover. Thanks for this one NH Nana
Sunday, Jan 2016
Up in the woods of New Hampshire’s town of Chesterfield, there is a staircase in the middle of the woods that looks like it could have come out of a fairy tale. This staircase is located in what is known as Madame Sherri’s Forest. The forest abuts the Wantastiquet Mountain Natural Area, and is about a 5-10 minute drive from Brattleboro, Vermont. So why is this staircase ruin in the middle of the woods?
Madame Antoinette Sherri was a Paris-born theatrical costume designer who worked in New York City in the early 1900s. Her husband and her found the charming town of Chesterfield, New Hampshire and decided to build a French-inspired chateau summer house that included extensive stonework including a roman arch stairway, ornate interior, and designed landscape gardens. They entertained many of their friends in this summer home during the roaring 20’s. However, over time her fortune started to…
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