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Cornwall Garden 1964-1998

Former owners:
Bayard, Louis P. Mr. Mrs.
Lutweiler, James C. Mr. Mrs.
Marron Dr. Mrs.
Green, Gilbert Mr. Mrs.
Eddy, Charles B., Jr. Mr. Mrs.
Former owner:
Coleman, Leslie
Coleman, Eloise
Cornwall, Elizabeth E.
Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel 1911-2000
Physical description:
1 folder+ 8 35 mm. slides; 3 photocopies of photoprints
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, New Jersey, Essex County, Millburn, Short Hills
New Jersey
Short Hills
Cornwall Garden (Short Hills, New Jersey)
Date:
1964
1964-1998
Notes:
This 1908 house and garden have been continuously occupied by owners interested in gardening. The original plan was enhanced in the early 1950s by then-owner Eloise Coleman, a former Garden Club of American director, with the help of landscape architect Alice Recknagel Ireys. Ireys designed the garden to form rooms around the rear of the house, creating a perennial garden, terrace, and rose garden surrounded by brick walls and hedges, overlooking a large rear lawn. Other gardens planted by later owners include a wild garden, peripheral beds, and a sunken garden planted with daffodils, foxgloves, daylilies, and nasturtiums for bloom the entire season.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Louis P. Bayard (former owners, 1908-1921); Mr. and Mrs. James C. Lutweiler (former owners, 1921-1940); Dr. and Mrs. Marron (former owners, 1940-1949); Leslie and Eloise Coleman (former owners, 1949-1958); Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Green (former owners, 1958-1961); Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Eddy, Jr. (former owners, 1961-1986); Elizabeth E. Cornwall (former owner, 1986-1999); and Alice Recknagel Ireys (landscape architect, 1950s).
Summary:
The folder includes a worksheet, garden plans, a list of the roses in the garden, photocopies of articles about the garden and Alice Recknagel Ireys, and a photocopy of a 1930s real estate brochure about the property.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in Summit, New Jersey, Independent Press, 1998
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
NJ290000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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