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Mill Rock 1995-1996

Former owner:
Blake, William Phipps
Blake, Whitney
Whitney, Stephen Mr. Mrs.
Fulton, John, MD
Gardener:
Fulton, Lucia Pickering
Photographer:
Radford, Jennifer
Owner:
Axion Cushing-Fulton Corporation
Provenance:
Garden Club of New Haven
Physical description:
1 folder+ 24 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Connecticut, New Haven County, Hamden
Connecticut
Hamden
Mill Rock (Hamden, Connecticut)
Date:
1995
1995-1996
Notes:
"The English manor style house was built in 1870 by William Phipps Blake, a grand nephew of Eli Whitney. Blake was a geologist for the Union Pacific Railroad; later he became Director of the School of Mines at the University of Arizona. He was appointed by the Smithsonian Institution as Executive Commissioner for the Centennial Exposition of 1876 in Philadelphia. His late 19th century garden layout is down a sheltered southern slope. Massive retaining walls, masonry pillars linked by copper chains, and glazed brick paths, bricked-edged, have proved a very durable hardscape. Some features were added mid 20th century including the small fountain pool."
Persons associated with the property include: William Phipps Blake (former owner and engineer); Whitney Blake (former owner); Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Whitney (former owner);John Fulton, MD (former owner); Lucia Pickering Fulton (former owner); Axion Cushing-Fulton Corporation (owner); Jennifer Radford (photographer).
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
CT187000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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