1899The George O. Stacy House, or the “Wedding Cake House,” was built on Bass Rocks.Arts and Culture, Location and Setting, Buildings & Architecture

Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System. Historic Building Detail: GLO.393, Stacy, George Odiorne House. https://mhc-macris.net/details?mhcid=GLO.393
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The Stacy House was built on Atlantic Road by the architects Phillips & Holloran, a prominent local firm responsible for most of Gloucester’s major buildings during this period. The house was built for George Odiorne Stacy, a prominent Gloucester figure known for his involvement in real estate and the tourism industry. Stacy worked his way up from kitchen employee at the Bass Rocks House to owning four of the most successful hotels in Gloucester, including the Hawthorne Inn, Magnolia Hotel, Moorland Hotel, and the Colonial Arms.

The house has been known as the Wedding Cake House, because of the color and form, as well as the fact that Stacy was married to Jane Parker during construction. Ironically, the Stacys never occupied the building themselves, but rented it out and then sold it.

Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System. Historic Building Detail: GLO.393, Stacy, George Odiorne House. https://mhc-macris.net/details?mhcid=GLO.393
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