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Mellody Farm 1991

Former owner:
Armour, J. Ogden
Architect, gardener, designer:
Huen, Arthur
Physical description:
1 folder+ 4 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Illinois, Lake County, Lake Forest
Illinois
Lake Forest
Mellody Farm (Lake Forest, Ill.)
Date:
1991
1991-1991
Notes:
This estate contains several gardens. Before the main facade (northeast) is an arrival court with an oval pool which has a fountain at the center. This water feature is surrounded by sculpture. Circling this space is a drive. On axis with the opposite facade are three rectangular pools with lawn and flower borders which lead to a loggia. Urns and potted topiary plants are dotted about the garden. To the west of this water garden is a geometrically laid out rose garden. To the west of this is an orchard and service area. By the artificial lake, there is a 'Dutch Garden' composed of wedge-shaped flower beds arranged in a circle with an urn at the center.
Persons associated with the property include: J. Ogden Armour (former owner); Arthur Huen (designer, gardener, architect).
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
IL067000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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