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Green Gate 1997-1998

Former owners:
Posey, John V. G. Mr. Mrs
Architect:
Lawrence, Ellis F
Fletcher, William L
Landscape architect:
Erfeldt, Arthur
Sculptor:
Kirkland, Larry 1950-
Landscape architects:
Lord & Schryver (Salem, Or.)
Physical description:
1 folder+ 19 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Oregon, Multnomah County, Portland
Oregon
Portland
Green Gate (Portland, Oregon)
Date:
1997
1997-1998
Notes:
A classic 3.44 acre central-axis garden; monumental Burford holly topiary balls; formal rose garden; boxwood hedges; espaliered pear and apple trees; grape arbor; lilac allee; reflective pool nestled in the expanse of lawn; monumental rhododendrons; Japanese maple grown from a seed brought back to Portland from the garden of the Japanese emperor in 1935; Belgian cobblestones; stone pathways; rock walls throughout the garden; stone barbeque; cutting gardens of various perennials, including peonies, phlox, and doronicum; kitchen herb garden; tennis court; and viewing pavilion.
Persons associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. John V. G. Posey (former owners, 1925-1978); Ellis F. Lawrence (architect, 1923-1925); Arthur Erfeldt (landscape architect, 1950s); Lord and Schryver (landscape architects, 1950s); William L. Fletcher (architect, 1988); and Larry Kirkland (sculptor, 1990).
Summary:
The folder includes a garden description, slide list, plan view drawings, a National Register of Historic Places-Registration Form, and a worksheet
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
OR039000
Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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