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Douglas Park 1915-1992

Landscape architect:
Jensen, Jens 1860-1951
Provenance:
Chicago Park District Special Collections
Physical description:
1 folder+ 2 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Illinois, Chicago
Illinois
Chicago
Douglas Park (Chicago, Ill.)
Date:
1915
1915-1992
Notes:
"Douglas Park Formal Garden (near Ogden Ave. and Sacramento Blvd.) has formal beds with sixteen thousand annuals, a waterlily pool and a natural lagoon."
Persons associated with property include: Jens Jenson (landscape architect); Chicago Park District Special Collections (Provenance).
Summary:
The folder includes a slide list and excerpts from publications featuring the gardens. The Douglas Park Formal Garden contains formal beds with sixteen thousand annuals, a waterlily pool, and a natural lagoon. The garden is open to the public.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in Chicago Historical Society. Prairie in the City: Naturalism in Chicago's Parks, 1870-1940. Chicago: The Society, 1991
Garden has been featured in Miller, Everitt L. The American Garden Guidebook: a traveler's guide to extraordinary beauty along the beaten path. New York, N.Y.: M. Evans, c1987
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
IL072000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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