8. Ever Rest

Jasper Cropsey Home and Studio

Ever Rest is the Jasper Cropsey Home & Studio and is operated by the Newington-Cropsey Foundation. William Saunders, a local industrialist, constructed the house in the 1830s in the Carpenter Gothic style. The house was purchased by the Cropseys in 1887. Jasper Cropsey renovated the house and constructed a studio for himself with a “large windowed cupola and full-length window facing north, both designed to give the artist as much natural light as possible.”

Ever Rest remained in the family until the 1970s when it was it was taken over by the Newington-Cropsey Foundation. Today, the house is open to visitors through guided tours. An adjacent art gallery is open for tours as well.