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Marin Art and Garden Center 1998

Former owner:
Buckelew, Benjamin
Worn, George
Ross, James
Kittle, Jonathan
Livermore, George Mrs
Sculptor:
Howard, Adaline Kent
Architect:
Hooper, Roger
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, California, Marin County, Ross
California
Ross
Marin Art and Garden Center (Ross, California)
Date:
1998
1998-1998
Notes:
The land on which the Marin Art and Garden Center sits was part of a Mexican land grant called "Rancho Punto de Quentin." It was owned by James Ross who settled here in 1859 on the west side of San Anselmo Creek. In 1861 James Ross's daughter married George Worn (Worn was the father of noted landscape designer and horticulturist Isabella Worn) and built their home on the portion of the property which is now the Marin Art and Garden Center. The site contains many specimens of trees such as California oaks, black oaks, chestnuts, elms, maples, pines, and cedars. There are no slides or other images associated with this site.
Persons associated with the property include: Benjamin Buckelew (former owner, 1850s); James Ross (former owner, 1857-); George Worn (former owner, 1861-1881); Jonathan Kittle (former owner, 1881-); Mrs. George Livermore (founder of Marin Art and Garden Center); Adaline Kent Howard (sculptor); and Roger Hooper (architect).
Summary:
The folder includes slide list, garden description, Historical and Information Guide to The Marin Art and Garden Center, Reminiscences of Early Marin County Gardens, and draft of a timeline for Marin Art and Garden Center.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in Marin Art and Garden Center, Historical and Information Guide to The Marin Art and Garden Center
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
CA366000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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