United States of America, Illinois, Lake County, Lake Forest
Villa Turicum (Lake Forest, Illinois)
"This is a handsomely wooded country estate, with white beaches running out on the water, giving scope for both formal and informal landscape design. From the east facade of the residence a series of terraces descends to the waterfront. From the south facade a series of rectangular flower beds create a large, formal garden." Extensive documentation, including photographs, of the property may be found at www.villaturicum.com.
The date 1912 has been assigned because most of the slides are of pages from the March 1912 issue of The Architectural Record.
Persons associated with the property include: Charles A. Platt (architect) and Harold F. and Edith Rockefeller McCormick (former owners).
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of publications featuring the gardenphotocopies of correspondence, and other information.
Garden has been featured in Augusta Owen Patterson, American Homes of To-day: Their Architectural Style, Their Environment, Their Characteristics (New York: The Macmillan Company Publishers, 1924)
Garden has been featured in Ralph Rodney Root, "Country Place Types of the Middle West," The Architectural Record, Vol. 55, No. 1 (January 1924), pp. 1-11
Garden has been featured in The Italian Garden Transplanted: Renaissance Revival Landscape Design in America, 1850-1939 (Troy, Alabama: Department of History and Social Sciences, Troy State University, 1988), p. 33
Garden has been featured in Richard G. Kenworthy, "Published Records of Italianate Gardens in America," Journal of Garden History, Vol. 10, No. 1 (January-March 1990), pp. 27-29