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Gesell Garden 1953-1989

Former owner:
McCarteney, Charles
Rorh, Marshall H.
Adreon, Margaret
Former resident:
Hendricks, Luta
Hendricks, Genevieve
Former owners:
Dunthorne Mr. Mrs.
Architect:
Sawyer, Gertrude
Landscape architect:
Wheeler, Perry H. 1914-1989
Physical description:
1 folder+ 17 35 mm. slides and 8 color photographs
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, District of Columbia, Washington
Washington (D.C.)
Gesell Garden (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1953
1953-1989
Notes:
The house was built in Georgetown (part of Washington, DC) in the early nineteenth century. City deeds and census show no owners living in the house until 1930; and then only seldom until 1944. Miss Hendricks wrote in 1968 that she arranged construction of a pergola. She may have planted the wisterias. Gertrude Sawyer altered the former garage to make a loggia with closets and storage. The garden was established between 1928 and 1932 and later designed by Perry Wheeler. The garden was altered in 1986 to provide parking for two cars.
Persons associated with the garden include: Charles McCarteney family (former owners, 1869); Marshall H. Rorh (former owner, 1920); Margaret Adreon and Luta and Genevieve Hendricks (former residents, March,1928); Mr. and Mrs. Dunthorne (former owners, November, 1928); Hendricks (landscape designer, 1928); Dunthorne (landscape designer, 1931); Gertrude Sawyer (architect, ca. 1942); and Perry Wheeler (landscape architect, ca.1942).
Summary:
The folder includes a worksheet, copy of article (1953), and planting plan.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
DC039000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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