1 photograph : lantern slide, hand-colored ; 3.25 x 4 in
United States of America, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia
Stenton (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
[between 1914 and 1949?]
Stenton was built in 1730 by James Logan, William Penn's provincial secretary. In 1860, the estate, as descibed by Sidney George Fisher, was "rather farmlike than villalike. There is no 'high-keeping,' no well-rolled gravel roads, nicely cut edges, parterres of flowers..." Stenton is now owned by the City of Philadelphia. The interior of the house was restored by the Pennsylvania Society of the Colonial Dames.
Persons associated with the garden and property include James Logan (former owner, 1730); William Logan (former owner); and Letitia Wright (landscape architect).
Mount reads: "Edward Van Altena, 71-79 W. 45th St., N.Y.C."
Historic plate number: "56."
Historic plate caption: "Stenton.[text not legible]."
Folder includes worksheet and copy of article.
Garden featured in "Nineteenth Century Gardens: Old-Fashioned, Picturesque & Beautiful, or Suburban," Germantown Green: A Living Legacy of Gardens, Orchards, and Pleasure Grounds (Publication of The Wyck Association, The Germantown Historical Society, The Maxwell Mansion, May 1982); 14