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Underoak 1998-2001

Former owner:
Welker, William
Landscape architect:
Greely, Rose 1887-1969
Physical description:
1 folder+ 37 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, District of Columbia, Washington
Washington (D.C.)
Underoak (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1998
1998-2001
Notes:
Underoak is an estate featuring a house and garden situated on 2.75 acres in northwest Washington, D.C. One main feature is a magnificent oak tree that is over 350 years old. There are also an oval entrance garden and a series of rear terraces that were designed by Rose Greely. The side yard has a swimming pool and bath house, as well as a rose garden. There are many varieties of flowering trees and shrubs and extensive borders of perennial and annual flowers. The house has been expanded over the years and the garden has evolved into a tranquil oasis in the midst of a growing city.
Persons associated with the garden include: William Welker (former owner, 1924-1941?) and Rose Greely (landscape architect, 1955).
Summary:
The folder includes a worksheet and site and garden plans and plant lists from Rose Greely's 1955 design.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
DC074000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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