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Tuckahoe 1930-1997

Landscape architect:
Shurcliff, Arthur A (Arthur Asahel) 1870-1957
Gillette, Charles F
Spell, William
Former owner:
Randolph, Thomas
Wights family
Allen family
Coolidge family
Consultant:
Steele, Fletcher
Architect:
Lee, Duncan
Physical description:
1 folder+ 34 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Virginia, Richmond County, Richmond
Virginia
Richmond
Tuckahoe (Richmond, Virginia)
Date:
1930
1930-1997
Notes:
"Outstanding plantation street layout, simple vegetable garden spaces- rectilinear, modern herb/kitchen garden on plantation street, recent emphasis on plant diversity and native plants."
Persons associated with the property include: Thomas Randolph and descendants (former owners, 1712- 1820); the Wights family (former owners, 1820-1850); the Allen family (former owners, 1850-1898); the Coolidge family (former owners, 1898-1935); Edith Tunis Sale (author); Arthur Shurcliff (landscape architect); Fletcher Steele (consultant, 1941); Duncan Lee (architect, 1935); Charles F. Gillette (landscape architect, 1949); and William Spell (landscape architect, herb garden).
Tuckahoe was the boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson for seven years.
Summary:
Materials relating to the private garden located in Richmond, Virginia. The folder includes a slide list, excerpts from publications describing the property, with a description and worksheet done by Susan C. Thompson. The garden is noted for being one of the best examples of the Colonial plantation left in America.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in Garden Club of America. Gardens of colony and state; gardens and gardeners of the American colonies and of the republic before 1840. Compiled and edited for the Garden Club of America by Alice G. B. Lockwood, chairman, Special Publications Committee. New York Pub. for the Garden Club of America by C. Scribner's sons, 1931-34
Garden has been featured in James River garden club, Richmond. Historic gardens of Virginia, compiled by the James river garden club, edited by Edith Tunis Sale. Richmond, Va., The William Byrd press inc., 1930
Garden has been featured in Washington Post, Home, April 16, 1998
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
VA032000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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