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Robert R. McCormick Museum at Cantigny 1984-1995

Former owner:
McCormick, Robert R
Medill, Joseph
Architect:
Coolidge, C. A
Irvin, Wills
Landscape architect:
Lipp, Franz
Physical description:
1 folder+ 17 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Illinois, DuPage County, Wheaton
Illinois
Wheaton
Robert R. McCormick Museum at Cantigny (Wheaton, Illinois)
Date:
1984
1984-1995
Notes:
"This garden is a series of irregular rooms, each leading to the next, whlle affording time for close inspection of every leaf. The design tempts the stroller to wonder what delight might wait beyond the next turn. The garden contains a rose garden, tree collections, a fountain garden, ponds, and a dryland garden."
Persons associated with the property include: Joseph Medill (former owner, 1896); Robert R. McCormick (former owner); C. A. Coolidge (architect); Wills Irvin (architect); and Franz Lipp (landscape architect).
Summary:
Materials relating to the public garden of the Cantigny Trustee, located in Wheaton, Illinois. The folder includes slide list, photographs, excerpts from publications, brochures, and a description and worksheet completed by GCA researchers at James R. Buckler and Associates. The garden is noted for its original owner, Joseph Medill, editor of the Chicago Tribune and its claim on the first Chicago Peace roses.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in Garden Design Magazine, date unknown
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
IL078000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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