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Cheeononda 1925-1997

Former owner:
Sloan, Henry Worrell
Symmes, Gatha B
Physical description:
1 folder+ 59 35 mm. slides
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, North Carolina, Highlands
North Carolina
Cheeononda (Highlands, N.C.)
"This garden was designed and built by Henry Sloan in 1901. It was originally a formal garden with reflective pools and statuary. It is only moderately maintained today. It was built in the Satulle Mountain National Register area and has a view of the mountains."
"The Cheeononda Gardens are a relic of the 1901 gardens designed and built by Henry Sloan, a New Orleans cotton broker. While it was once a formal garden replendent with reflective pools and statuary it is maintained today in a practical manner. Only the walkways and native stone walls remain to provide a footprint of the original garden but the Italian style house remains the crown of the garden."
"Flowing westward there are seven tiers of lawn following the contours of the hillside. While you see only one or two levels at a time, they lead you down to the lowest level where a creek's rippling can be heard. The reflective pools have been filled and are now maintained as flower beds or lawns."
Persons associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Worrell Sloan (former owner/designer/builder from 1901 to 1979); Gatha B. Symmes (photographer).
Materials relating to the private gardens, located in Highlands, North Carolina. The folder includes slide list, photocopies of black and white photographs from 1925, a tree list, an article, garden description, correspondence and worksheet completed by GCA researcher, Gatha B. Symmes.
Garden has been featured in Darnell, Ermina Jett. Filling the Chinks. Frankfurt, Kentucky: Robert Printing Co., 1966
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Archives of American Gardens

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