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Winden 1915-1998

Former owner:
Sherwin, Henry Alden
Sherwin, Belle 1868-1955
Sherwin, Prudence
Landscape architects:
Olmsted Brothers
Physical description:
1 folder+ 13 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Ohio, Lake County, Willoughby
Ohio
Willoughby
Winden (Willoughby, Ohio)
Date:
1915
1915-1998
Notes:
Winden was originally the country residence of the founder of the Sherwin- Williams Company, Henry Alden Sherwin, and was later the home of his daughters Belle and Prudence Sherwin. The grounds were designed by the Olmsted Brothers firm of Boston around 1915. A series of garden rooms were fitted into different levels on a hillside and combined effects from both English and Italian gardens. Included were flower gardens, walls, terraces, stairways, water features, meadows, and arbors leading to the site of a working farm. The gardens fell into decline by the early 1960s and had vanished by the 1970s. An office complex was built on the site where the original house stood.
Persons and firms associated with the property include: Henry Alden Sherwin (former owner, 1898-1916); Belle Sherwin (former owner, before 1955); Prudence Sherwin (former owner); and Olmsted Brothers (landscape architects, ca. 1915).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets, correspondence, and other information.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
OH187000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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