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Milbank ca. 1930

Former owner:
Milbank, Jeremiah 1887-1972
Provenance:
J. Horace McFarland Company
Physical description:
1 folder+ 5 glass slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Connecticut, Fairfield County, Greenwich
Connecticut
Greenwich
Milbank (Greenwich, Connecticut)
Date:
1930
ca 1930
Notes:
Milbank, a three hundred acre estate overlooking central Greenwich and the Sound, was the home of Jeremiah Milbank, founder of Bordens Condensed Milk Company. He engaged the New York architectural firm of Hugo Lamb and Charles Alonzo Rich to design the house. The heavily rusticated stone building was Romanesque-inspired with its suggestion of rounded towers. A broad roofed piazza swept across the front of the house and shaded the main entrance. The gateway, constructed for the Milbank estate, along with the low bluestone wall, which was part of the former Tweed estate, is all that remains today. Some evidence of the 1920's landscaping may be found in the towering trees--beech, elm, and sycamore--that have survived real estate development.
Persons associated with the property and garden include: William Marcy Tweed (former owner); Jeremiah Milbank (former owner); and Hugo Lamb and Charles Alonzo Rich (architects).
Summary:
The folder includes catalog sheets and copy of article.
Publications:
Garden featured in the Junior League of Greenwich, The Great Estates: Greenwich, Connecticut, 1880-1930 (Canaan, New Hampshire: Phoenix Publishing, 1986)
Topic:
Urban parks
Gardens
Local number:
CT061000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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