United States of America, Georgia, Richmond County, Augusta
Edison Marshall Home (Augusta, Georgia)
The home was originally built by George Stearns in 1908. In 1945, the author Edison Marshall purchased the property. The garden was re-done by the current owners in 1987. The front yard, added by architect Albert Cheatham, has a large courtyard flanked by white azaleas and boxwood. The focal point of the back garden is an old cast iron fountain surrounded by a lower bed and walkways. The property includes magnolias, black gum, needle palms, tea shrubs, yews, camellias, pistachio, dogwood and huge old oaks. The property on which the carriage house is located was divided and sold at an earlier date. The service area is in the back left hand corner of the property and has a garage and a small greenhouse.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: George Stearns (former owner, 1908-1945); Edison Marshall (former owner, 1945-1972); Dr. John F. Hughes (former owner, 1972-1987); Berckmans Brothers Nursery (landscape designers, 1908); Harry Eyck Tea Wendell (architect, 1908); and Albert Cheatham (architect, 1987).
The folder includes a worksheet, plan, and photocopies of photographs.