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Applecross 1956-2002

Landscape architect:
Chamberlin, Noel
Coffin, Marian Cruger 1876-1957
Architect:
Thompson, James
Former owner:
Du Pont, H. A (Henry Algernon) 1838-1926
Architects:
Victorine & Samuel Homsey, Inc.
Provenance:
Garden Club of Wilmington
Physical description:
3 folders+ 38 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Delaware, New Castle County, Montchanin
Delaware
Montchanin
Applecross (Montchanin, Delaware)
Date:
1956
1956-2002
Notes:
When purchased in c.1928, the estate was a working farm. The estate has since evolved to include a water garden, greenhouses, a grape arbor, rose and peony gardens, vegetable and cutting gardens, native plantings, and fountains.
Persons and firms associated with the site and garden include: H. A. du Pont (former owner); James Thompson (architect of original house); Noel Chamberlin (landscape designer, 1927); Marian Cruger Coffin (tree peony garden designer, c. 1950); and Victorine & Samuel Homsey, Inc. (architects of later addition).
Summary:
The folders include worksheets, a garden features description, a reference in the Garden Club of America publication from 1963 and a citation for a thesis on the Du Pont family's involvement in the Brandywine Valley.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
DE020000
Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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