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Community Gardens at Edgerton Park 2000 - 2001

Former owner:
Whitney, Eli 1765-1825
Whitney, Stephan
Suydam, Carolyn
Whitney, Eli, II.
Former owners:
Brewster, Frederick F Mr Mrs
Architect:
Stephenson, Robert Storer
Creator:
City of New Haven owner
Stephenson and Wheeler architects
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, New Haven
Connecticut
New Haven
Community Gardens at Edgerton Park (New Haven, Connecticut)
Date:
2000
2000-2001
2000 - 2001
Notes:
As a stipulation of Frederick Brewster's will, the grounds, designed by Robert Storer Stephenson in the English tradition, were given to the City of New Haven for a park. In 1972, The Edgerton Garden Center (now Edgerton Park Conservancy, Inc.) was incorporated for horticultural education. The center has expanded to include the community greenhouses, community gardens, the Sarah T. Crosby Conservatory, a cooperative program with the New Haven Rehabilitation Center, and restoration and maintenance activities in the Park. The community garden at Edgerton Park was started in 1982 on the site of the former Brewster Estate kitchen and cutting gardens. Approximately 74 plots 15 x 25 feet are leased annually. Divided by bark mulch paths, they are laid out around a large circle of grass, enclosed by yew hedges, which forms a focal point for the area. Water and a compost area are available on site.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Eli Whitney (former owner); Eli Whitney, II. (former owner, ? - 1855); Stephan Whitney (former owner, 1855 - ?); Carolyn Whitney Soydam Crane Baldwin (former owner, ? - 1905); Mr. and Mrs. Frederick F. Brewster (former owner, 1906 - 1965); City of New Haven (owner, 1965 - present); and Stephenson and Wheeler (architects, 1909).
Summary:
The folder includes a worksheet and maps with features.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
CT283000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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