Eustis Estate

William Ralph Emerson

William Ralph Emerson (1833-1917) is celebrated for his architectural skill, seen in surviving buildings throughout New England, from Connecticut to Vermont. A prolific architect (and distant cousin of Ralph Waldo Emerson), Emerson left particularly large concentrations of work in Milton, Massachusetts (where he lived), and Bar Harbor, Maine. In Milton alone, Emerson designed at least twenty-five buildings. Although best known for his Shingle-style houses, he designed many buildings in the Queen Anne style (including the Eustis Estate).