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Longwood (OH) 1927-1987

Former owner:
Severance, John L
Milliken, Severance
Creator:
Severance Center
Architect:
Dyer, J. Milton
Schweinfurth, Charles
Schneider, Charles S.
Landscape architect:
Horvath, M. H
Sculptor:
Parsons, Edith B.
Scudder, Janet
Provenance:
Norton, Clifford
Photographer:
Mayer, Henry M
Owner:
Austin Company
Physical description:
1 folder+ 16 slides
Type:
Projected media
Place:
United States of America, Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland
Ohio
Cleveland
Longwood (Cleveland, Ohio)
Date:
1927
1927-1987
Notes:
Persons and firms associated with the property include: John L. Severance (former owner, 1904-1936); Severance Milliken (former owner, 1936-1960); the Austin Company (owner, 1955-); J. Milton Dyer (architect, 1904-1906); Charles Schweinfurth (architect, 1915); Charles Schneider (architect, 1920s); M. H. Horvath (landscape architect); Mattie Edwards Hewitt (photographer, c.1927); Edith Baretto Parsons (sculptor, 1920s); Janet Scudder (sculptor, 1920s); and S. Foote (photographer, 1987).
Summary:
Materials relating to the former estate of John L. Severance. The residence stood in 151 acres of wooded land. The mansion was built in 1910. When Mr. Severance died his nephew inherited the estate. The nephew, Severance Milliken, lived there until 1960. The property is now a large shopping mall called Severance Center.
There are five uncataloged slides that are images from journals dating from 1928-1931.
Publications:
Further sources of information include: 1. Your Garden. June, 1928, page 551. 2. Your Garden. June, 1931. 3. The Proud Heritage of Cleveland Heights, OH. page 1. 4. In Our Bay. page 85. 5. Your Garden. September, 1928
Topic:
Spring
Outdoor furniture
Flower beds
Mansions
Tudor Revival
Walkways
Fountains
Sculpture
Gardens
Local number:
OH123000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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