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Swan House 1939-1984

Former owner:
Inman, Edward H
Inman, Edward H. Mrs.
Architect:
Shutze, Philip T
Photographer:
Weller, Eleanor C.
Landscape architect:
Tunnell, Spencer, II
Physical description:
1 folder+ 15 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Georgia, Atlanta
Georgia
Atlanta
Swan House (Atlanta, Ga.)
Date:
1939
1939-1984
Notes:
"The boxwood garden is located to the south of the house, acting as a cross axis and transition between the facades at the front and rear of the house. There is a dual stylistic nature of Italian themes and filtered through English experience."
"There is a fountain at the center of the cross axis of paths. Urns flank the garden's side entrances, and were decorated with pieces of lava to give it the look of Italian ruins. There are parterres, defined by clay roof tiles, and planted with perennials. The garden paths were made of a buff colored gravel, and the stucco was tinted to make the house appear aged. The gardens were restored to the 1928 design in 1997."
Persons associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Inman (former owner, 1928 to 1965); Philip T. Shutze (architect, designer, 1928); Eleanor Weller (photographer); Spencer Tunnell, II (landscape architect, 1997).
Summary:
"The Tullie Smith House is located on the same grounds. See also the Tullie Smith House, Atlanta, Georgia."
Materials relating to the public gardens located in Altanta, Georgia. The folder includes slide list, brochures, excerpts from publications featuring the gardens, and a description and worksheet completed by a GCA researcher. The gardens are noted for its walled boxwood garden that terminates in twin pairs of fantastic Ionic columns supporting broken pediments. The gardens are owned by the Altanta Historical Society.
Publications:
Gardens have been featured in an article by Rodriguez, Alicia. A Walk Through Time. Landscape Archtitecture. January 1998. vol.88 no.1
Gardens have been featured in House and Garden, June 1924
Gardens have been featured in Garden Club of America Annual Meeting publication. Atlanta, April 18-20, 1932
Gardens have been featured in The Official museum directory. Washington, D.C.: American Association of Museums and National Register Publishing Co., Inc., 1990
Gardens have been featured in a book by Linley, John. The Georgia Catalog, Historic American Buildings Survey: a guide to the architecture of the state. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1982
Gardens have been featured in Country Life, May 5, 1983
Gardens have been featured in The Garden Club of America Sixty-first Annual Meeting, Atlanta, April 22-24, 1974
Gardens have been featured in an article by Weathers, Linda Askey. The Christmas Garden-Candlelight Celebrations. Southern Accents. Birmingham, Alabama: Southern Accents, Inc., November-December 1992. vol.15 no.8
Gardens have been featured in Journal of Garden History. London: Taylor and Francis, c1981-c1997
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
GA066000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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