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John Sweeney Mellinger Garden 1985-1986

Former owners:
Mellinger, John Sweeney Mr. Mrs.
Landscape designer:
London, Ruth
Catlow, A. Gregory
Architect:
Staub, John F
Physical description:
1 folder+ 32 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Texas, Houston
Texas
Houston
John Sweeney Mellinger Garden (Houston, Texas)
Date:
1985
1985-1986
Notes:
This one-acre site, whose development began in 1930, features extensive azalea plantings, as well as a cutting garden, stone paths and terraces, and a tree house. The gardens fully complement the New England-style architecture of the house and outbuildings, and display a unity through the use of masses of single and complementary colors.
Persons associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. John Sweeney Mellinger (former owners, 1930-1978); Ruth London (landscape designer, 1930); A. Gregory Catlow (landscape designer, 1978); and John F. Staub (architect).
Summary:
The folder includes a worksheet and a copy of the garden plan. The garden is noted for its azaleas, offset by broad expanses of lawn.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
TX016000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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