2 folders+ 20 35 mm. slides; 3 glass lantern slides
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia
Pepper, Mrs. B. Franklin, Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
This house and garden in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia were designed together in a European/French revival style by Willing and Sims, Architects (later Willing, Sims, & Talbutt) in 1919. Descriptions of the site, which is noted both for its architectural importance and garden design, have been published many times. The garden is a fine example of the blending of inside and outside with clever use of space detail and levels. Although the site is comparatively small (ca. 150' x 200') it incorporates considerable variety and includes a rock garden, a woodland garden, a pergola, a miniature orangery and greenhouse, a bonsai collection, lawns, and terraces. Over the years the garden has remained faithful to its original design and the wishes of its original owner and namesake, Mrs. B. Franklin Pepper.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mrs. B. Franklin Pepper (former owner, 1919-ca. 1950); Ernesta Drinker Ballard and Fredrick Ballard (former owners, 1950-1998); and Willing and Sims (architects and landscape architects, 1919).
The folders include worksheets, garden plans, and photocopies of articles about the garden.
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