1 photograph : lantern slide, hand-colored ; 3.25 x 4 in
United States of America, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Jenkintown
Tockington (Jenkintown, Pennsylvania)
[between 1914 and 1929]
The land on which Tockington is built, is an original land grant from William Penn. The house was built as early as 1689 by John Worral, who named it "Tockington" from his wife's ancestral village in Wales. The garden was developed in 1740 with imported boxwood. In 1900, extensive repairs were made to the house, restoring the whole building to the colonial type of architecture. As of 1929, the box hedges remained and provided a background for wide perennial borders. Along the upper side of the garden, a rose walk was developed. Adjoining the flower garden laid a fruit garden. A woodland garden was added ca. 1925 to incorporate native wild flowers.
Persons associated with the garden include John Worral (former owner, 1689); and Mrs. William West Frazier, Jr. (former owner).
Mount reads: "Edward Van Altena, 71-79 W. 45th St., N.Y.C."
Historic plate number: "59."
Historic plate caption: "On label adhered to slide exterior: Tockington; Jenkintown, Pa. Image caption on glass: Pennslyvania; Tockington; Owned by Mrs.William West Frazier; Jenkintown."
Photographer attribution based on caption information in Portraits of Philadelphia Gardens (Dorrance and Company, 1929) p. 26 by Louise Bush-Brown and James Bush-Brown
Garden featured in Louise Bush-Brown and James Bush-Brown, Portraits of Philadelphia Gardens (Dorrance and Company, 1929) pp. 26-30
Garden featured in Alice B. Lockwood, ed., Mrs. William West Frazier, Jr., "Tockington," Gardens of Colony and State (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons for Garden Club of America, 1931) p. 346