1 photograph : lantern slide, hand-colored ; 3.25 x 4 in
United States of America, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia
Lane's End (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
[between 1914 and 1949?]
Lane's End was the home of Mrs. Samuel P. Rotan; and was built in 1928. The architect was Robert A. McGoodwin. The house was inspired by Sutton Place, an English Manor house built about 1550. The library was once in the house of Lord Bolingbroke and was the room in which Alexander Pope wrote much of his work including "Essay on Man."
The garden was thought to have been copied from Anne Boleyn's at Hampton Court. However, Anne's Bower was an allee of arched hornbeams on a terrace and not the sunken garden recreated at Lane's End. The garden is actually a replica of one of several formal gardens to the side of the palace near the Banqueting House that were redeveloped in the twentieth century.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mrs. Samuel P. Rotan (former owner, 1928); Mr. and Mrs. Wharton Sinkler (former owners); University of Pennsylvania (owner) and Robert A. McGoodwin (architect, 1928).