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Former owner:
Whidden, William  Search this
Kerr, Thomas, Sr.  Search this
Kerr, Thomas, Jr.  Search this
Whidden, William  Search this
Marlitt, Richard  Search this
Case, Carter  Search this
Ladd, Thorton  Search this
Jellum, Keith  Search this
Hillman, Henry  Search this
Miner, Jay  Search this
Landscape architect:
Ladd, Thorton  Search this
Jones, Sally McIntosh  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Archival materials
High Hatch (Portland, Or.)
United States of America -- Oregon -- Multnomah County -- Portland
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes plans, information worksheet and a press release and article from "Traditional Home".
"The house is 70 years old with an estate size garden. The garden is formal with a rose garden that has been redesigned. The carriage house has rhododendrons and other plants that soften its look. There is a courtyard and reflecting pond which has a spring display of plants. The rock garden is divided into a wet and a dry side."
"The garden itself appears to be designed by Mrs. Mabel Kerr, Sr., possibly influenced by Olmsted's work at Elk Rock garden."
Persons associated with the property include: William Whidden (former owners from 1910 to 1923); Thomas Kerr, Sr. (former owner from 1924 to 1944); Thomas Kerr, Jr. (former owner from 1944 to 1980); Willam Whidden (architect from 1910 to 1915); Richard Marlitt (architect from 1960 to 1970); Keith Jellum (sculptor); Henry Hillman (sculptor); Carter Case (architect 1993); Jay Miner (gardener and artist); Thorton Ladd (architect and landscape architect); Sally McIntosh-Jones (photographer).
Related Materials:
High Hatch related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens:
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Gardens -- Oregon -- Portland  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
AAG.GCA, File OR003
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Oregon
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens