[Backus Garden] [glass negative]: photograph of a perspective sketch by Thomas Warren Sears
Sears, Thomas Warren 1880-1966
1 glass negative: b&w ; 8 X 10 in
United States of America, Michigan, Wayne County, Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Shores
Grosse Pointe Shores
Backus Garden (Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan)
[between 1930 and 1940]
An anomaly among the Backus Garden documentation, this is an image of a perspective sketch by Thomas Warren Sears. It shows a sunken garden with a narrow strip of turf/garden borders leading to a fountain with a trellis on either side of it. The garden is surrounded by a brick wall and looks to have some kind of a greenhouse adjoining it, adjacent to the house. This may have been an unrealized proposal for the Grosse Pointe Shores property or a design created for an earlier Backus residence, since "Detroit, Mich." is indicated as the client location.