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Allview 1997

Former owner:
Rehm, Frank
Bengston, Merrill
Clarke, John C
Lauritzen, Christian
Architect:
Schmidt, Richard E.
Landscape architect:
Jensen, Jens 1860-1951
Physical description:
1 folder+ 13 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Wisconsin, Walworth County, Lake Geneva
Wisconsin
Lake Geneva
Allview (Lake Geneva, Wisconsin)
Date:
1997
1997-1997
Notes:
Persons associated with property include: Frank Rehm (former owner from 1904-1945); Merrill Bengston (former owner from 1945-1949); John Carpenter Clarke (former owner from 1949-1955); Christian Lauritzen (former owner); Richard E. Schmidt (architect); Jens Jenson (landscape architect).
"Frank Rehm put in the mile long driveway lined with elms. When elm disease struck the allee ws replanted by maples. There are still several elms at the entrances."
"In 1945 when Merrill Bengston bought the house, he removed the two stories, the beautiful double staircase and a library."
"The landscaping by Jens Jenson never was changed, but it is a smaller version of Henry Ford's property in Grosse Point, MI."
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
WI002000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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