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Portland Garden 2001-2002

Former owner:
Lambert, Marion
Lambert, Mary
Shoenberg, Sidney
Shoenberg, Stella
Istwan, Joseph
Istwan, Patricia
Fry, Robert
Fry, Susan
Landscape architect:
Goessling, L. Gay
Masonry contractor:
Seibel, Mark
Artist:
Fleming, Carol
Physical description:
1 folder+ 8 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Missouri, St. Louis
Missouri
St. Louis
Portland Garden (St. Louis, Missouri)
Date:
2001
2001-2002
Notes:
Established in 1997, this half-acre garden is designed with a formal European flavor. It includes many architectural elements and incorporates a circle in a square theme. A circular privet surrounds a carved stone wishing well. Another highlight is a "thyme" bench with ceramic egg form legs.
Persons associated with the property and garden include: Marion and Mary Lambert (former owners, 1927-1947); Sidney and Stella Shoenberg (former owners, 1947-1976); Joseph and Patricia Istwan (former owners, 1976-1986); Robert and Susan Fry (former owners, 1986-1996); L. Gay Goessling (landscape architect, 1997); Mark Seiber (masonry contractor, 1997); and Carol Fleming (artist).
Summary:
The folder includes a worksheet, garden plans, and copies of articles about the garden.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in Becky Homan, "Winterscapes," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 25, 2003
Garden has been featured in Kathy Donovan Davis, "Splendor in the Urban Grass," St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles, 2003(?)
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
MO083000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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