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Seven Oaks Park 193-?-2001

Former owner:
Breeding, William P.
Landscape architect:
Furlong, Ethelbert Ely d. 1993
Physical description:
1 folder+ 9 35 mm. slides; 2 photoprints
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, New Jersey, Essex County, Orange
New Jersey
Orange
Seven Oaks Park (Orange, New Jersey)
Date:
193u
193u-2001
193--2001
Notes:
This beautiful walled garden, with a European feeling, gives privacy on a small corner lot. "The surounding walls were built up with reddish brown sandstone taken from demolished buildings. The coping that finished the low walss is machine-made bricks laid to form a toothlike patern of terracotta over the stone." ("A Garden of Orange") Majolica serves as decoration when the flowers have passed their months of blooming. Originally developed in the 1930s, the garden retains much of its original atmosphere. Although the garden is very formal in design, the addition of putti sitting on the walls gives a feeling of whimsey.
Persons associated with the garden include: William P. Breeding (former owner, 1930-?); and Ethelbert E. Furlong (landscape architect, 1930-1933).
Summary:
The folder includes a worksheet and garden plan.
Publications:
Garden featured in "Un Jardin En Orange: Property of Mr. William P. Breeding," in Casas Y Jardines, October 1944, 450
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
NJ294000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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