Site of the Willey Slide Tragedy
Codman painting of the site of the Willey Slide
Willey House with attached hotel
Willey House and slide
Backstory and Context
The site of the Willey House has been marked by a plaque. Artifacts and photos from the Willey House are in a nearby museum and visitor center.
Articles on the Willey Slide by Tom Eastman can be found here: https://www.mtearchronicles.com/single-post/2017/01/13/The-Willey-Slide-of-August-1826
The Willey family are buried further south in North Conway. A photograph of the grave site can be found in the Henney History Room of the Conway Public Library at this link: https://conway.pastperfectonline.com/photo/5A6B9558-B6B7-449E-B839-430163600922
The tragedy was the basis for Nathaniel Hawthorne's fictionalized story "The Ambitious Guest" published in 1835.
The Conway Public library has a number of books that cover the subject.
Charles Codman: The Landscape of Art and Culture. Conway Public Library, 2002. https://conway.pastperfectonline.com/library/3632BFB2-18D1-4FE2-AD90-979113142872
Conway Public Library https://conway.pastperfectonline.com/webobject/0EA8B85C-C471-483B-A8DC-217851263470