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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.
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
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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