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The Brumder Garden 2001

Former owner:
Spinks, Margaret
Architect:
Greene, Henry Mather
Greene, Charles Sumner 1868-1957
Landscape architect:
Greene, Isabelle C
Physical description:
1 folder+ 9 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, California, Los Angeles County, Pasadena
California
Pasadena
The Brumder Garden (Pasadena, California)
Date:
2001
Notes:
The California property is situated on 1 acres overlooking the San Gabriel Mountains. The 'California Bungalow' house, a shingle-clad wooden house, was designed in 1909 by the Greene Brothers, Charles Sumner and Henry Mather Greene. The planting plans of the grounds were established in 1969 by a local garden designer. The designer introduced Vinca major as the primary ground cover in the arroyo and selected trees such as camphors, maples, flowering peaches, tabebuias, eucalyptus, crape myrtle, pittosporums, jacarandas, Liquidambar, and Albizia julibrissin to place around the property. The landscape design was enhanced by the addition of outdoor entertaining areas and gardens in 1989. Brick is an important element on the property. There are brick stanchions at either side of the west end of the driveway, the foundation of the house and related planter boxes and platforms are made of brick. Some of the brick is 'clinker' brick-an especially hard-fired, misshapen brick the Greene Brothers used for its unique character.
Persons and organizations associated with the property: Margaret Spinks (former owner, 1909); Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz (former owners); Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene (architects, 1909); John Catlin (landscape architect, 1969); Isabelle Greene (landscape architect, 1989)
Summary:
The folder includes a worksheet, narrative descriptions of slides, garden map, and copies of architectural drawings.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
CA443000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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