The back story of Blue Stone Manor
So, my great-grandfather came to America from Italy as a very accomplished mason,” she explained. “Back then, Great Barrington was sectored and the Italian quarter was where all the masons lived. My great grandfather had his own mason business, and when physicist William Stanley [whose company was bought by GE] came up and had this beautiful home built by Stanford White, all his men did the stonework. They called it 'Blue Stone Manor' because the stone was taken from the grounds. My great-grandfather worked on it, my grandfather worked on it. So, the house had a lot of history for me.