Each successive summer, Kate added facilities to her beloved property. When Samuel died in 1924, her son sold the property. Fortunately for all of us, the new owners, Harriet Schryer, a violinist in her own right and her sisters Paula, a lieder singer, and Annette, who was married to a member of the Boston Symphony, wanted to keep music at the heart of the Quisisana experience. The three women ran Quisisana until after the war in 1946.
Gustave Heim became a central character in Quisi’s past. Heim was a world-famous trumpet player and first visited Quisisana as a guest. In 1923 he built his own musical retreat next door, calling it Sunset Inn. A few years later Heim was arrested for the manufacture of intoxicating liquors. Although the citizens of Lovell petitioned the Governor of Maine for a pardon, he was jailed nearby in the town of South Paris. He turned to the Schreyer sisters to oversee Sunset Inn in his absence, which cemented the sisterhood of the two properties. Heim and his family stayed with Sunset Inn until the 1960’s.