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Bassett House at Montpelier 2000

Former owner:
Madison, James 1751-1836
Madison, Dolley 1768-1849
Du Pont, William
Scott, Marion duPont 1894-1983
Sculptor:
Bassett, Carroll K.
Landscape architect:
Gillette, Charles F
Physical description:
1 folder+ 8 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Virginia, Orange County, Montpelier Station
Virginia
Montpelier Station
Bassett House at Montpelier (Montpelier Station, Virginia)
Date:
2000
2000-2000
Notes:
This small garden, inspired by Japanese garden design, was built in the mid-20th century (the 1950s and 1960s) by Carroll K. Bassett and Marion duPont Scott with the advice of landscape architect Charles F. Gillette. The naturalistic plantings include Asian and American species. Stone paths link a series of small pools and a waterfall. The garden is enclosed by several different styles of wooden fences. There is a rustic pagoda-shaped dovecote.
Persons associated with the property and garden include: James and Dolley Madison (former owners); William Du Pont (former owner); Marion duPont Scott (former owner); Carroll K. Bassett (sculptor); and Charles F. Gillette (landscape architect).
Summary:
The folder includes a worksheet and garden plans.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
VA356000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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