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Frederic C. Hood Garden 1900-1988

Former owner:
Thayer family
Former owners:
Crane, Chilton Dr. Mrs.
Hood, Frederic C. Mr. Mrs.
Landscape architects:
Olmsted Brothers
Physical description:
2 folders+ 20 35 mm. slides; 7 glass negatives
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Massachusetts, Norfolk County, Brookline
Massachusetts
Brookline
Hood Garden (Brookline, Massachusetts)
Date:
1900
1900-1988
Notes:
With grounds dating to 1898, this is the oldest unaltered Olmsted design in Massachusetts. The two-acre garden slopes very steeply south and is a walled series of large terraces ending in a street. The central terrace features flowering trees, wisteria, and flower beds, while the lower terraces includes a reflecting pool and berry patches. A walkway goes down the east border. A wisteria arbor parallels this walkway.
Persons associated with the property include: the Thayer family estate (former owner); Mr. and Mrs. Frederic C. Hood and family (former owners,1898-1962); Dr. and Mrs. Chilton Crane (former owners, 1962-1968); and the Olmsted Brothers (landscape architects).
Summary:
The folders include information sheets and an illustrated real estate advertisement for the property from 1994.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
MA145000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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