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Grandview 1998

Former owner:
Priest, Frank Mr
Priest, Frank Mrs
Spurzem, Vernon
Spurzem, Roger
Physical description:
1 folder+ 12 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, West Virginia, Kanawha County, Malden
Virginia
Rapidan
Grandview (Rapidan, Va.)
Date:
1998
Notes:
"Country garden of curvaceous mixed borders edged with stone walls. Extensive views of the Virginia countryside. Design was center from kitchen views. The owner designed romantic plantings like a "painting" with bright colors and good variety."
"The property is on the knoll of a mountain. In 1988, the 95 year old farm house with gardens that consist of untended but extensive bed of herbaceous peonies and every kind of bulb along the north fence, and lots of mature American boxwood surrounding the house, included a mysterious boxwood room with easily 12 feet high or more at the northeast corner of the house."
Persons associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Priest (former owner); Mr. Vernon Spurzem (former owner 1960 to 1988); Mr. and Mrs. Roger Surzem (former owner).
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
VA263000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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