Between 1980 and 1992, almost three-quarters of the remaining summer cottages built during Bar Harbor’s summer-resort era were either destroyed or moved , and the cottage Redwood is one of the few that has survived into the twenty-first century . Entered onto the National Register of Historic Places on April 3, 1978, Redwood’s significance is its shingle style architecture and its link to Bar Harbor’s social history .
Shingle style is a “uniquely American” style of architecture which is characterized by a shingle covered exterior; and while it never became mass-produced, it was very popular in New England seaside resorts from the 1880s through the 1900s . William Ralph Emerson was Redwood’s architect and is most often attributed with the innovation and early use of shingle style . Redwood has become the standard example of shingle style architecture on Mount Desert Island  and thought to be the oldest shingle style structure in the country .
As for its link to the area’s social history, Redwood’s construction marks a time in which the summer visitor population in Bar Harbor began a transition from boarding in the homes of locals to building grand hotels and family cottages . Built in 1879, Redwood is considered a prime example of the famous summer cottage; and, today it is one of the few remaining cottages to continue to be privately owned, rather than converted for business or public use .
By Marisa Higgins
 National Register of Historic Places. Harbor Lane – Eden Street Historic District, Bar Harbor, Maine. National Register #09000550.
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