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Waveny ca. 1925-2000

Former owner:
Lapham, Lewis H. Mrs.
Architect:
Tubby, William B
Creator:
Olmsted, Frederick Law Jr
Landscape architect:
Olmsted Brothers
Owner:
Town of New Canaan
Provenance:
New Canaan Garden Club
Physical description:
2 folders+ 8 glass lantern slides and 7 35 mm. slides
Type:
Projected media
Place:
United States of America, Connecticut, Fairfield County, New Canaan
Connecticut
New Canaan
Waveny (New Canaan, Connecticut)
Date:
1925
1925-2000
ca 1925-2000
Notes:
In 1904, Lewis Lapham bought the property and added 170 acres. Tudor mansion, "Waveny," was designed by W. B. Tubby. The gardens were designed by the Frederick Law Olmstead firm. In 1967, this 350 acre parcel of land was deeded to the Town of New Canaan for the future use of its residents.
Rose Garden: Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., originally designed the walled garden as a rose garden with tea house. The walled garden fell into disrepair. Major repairs to brick walls, roofing, treillage, tea house, and a brick path in this garden were completed in October, 1995. For practical reasons, the central space--formerly filled with roses--was newly designed to be a low maintenance garden around the perimeter. Benches, fountain, tea house, and urns were reconstructed according to Olmstead plans. Restoration was made possible by private donations and by the New Canaan Garden Club. The garden is currently used for weddings, receptions, concerts, and other ceremonies
Persons and firms associated with the garden and property include: Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Lapham (former owner, 1904-1967); Town of New Canaan (owner, 1967-present); and Olmsted Brothers Landscape Architects (landscape architects, ?-1917); and William B. Tubby (architect).
Summary:
The folders include worksheets, site plans, planting plan, and a photocopy of a book excerpt about the house and garden.
Publications:
Garden featured in Louise Shelton, Beautiful Gardens in America (New York: Charles Scribner & Sons, 1924)
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
CT018000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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