1 folder+ 8 35 mm. slides; 3 photocopies of photoprints
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, New Jersey, Essex County, Millburn, Short Hills
Cornwall Garden (Short Hills, New Jersey)
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).
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.
Garden has been featured in Summit, New Jersey, Independent Press, 1998