History Bytes: Dark Shadows
We recently noted the passing of Jonathon Frid, who played the vampire Barnabas Collins in the 1970s gothic soap opera Dark Shadows. Images of SEAVIEW TERRACE on Ruggles Avenue were used in the opening and closing credits of the series, which was filmed on a sound stage in NYC. A later “reincarnation” of Dark Shadows featured actress Joanna Going, whose family owned THE ISAAC BELL HOUSE on Bellevue Avenue.
Seaview Terrace was remodeled by Edson Bradley in 1925 to accommodate the finished rooms he imported from his Washington DC residence. It has served as a summer cottage and as a variety of schools.