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Pierce House 2003

Landscape architect:
Furlong, Ethelbert Ely d. 1993
Physical description:
1 folder+ 8 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, New Jersey, Mercer County, Princeton
New Jersey
Princeton
Pierce House (Princeton, New Jersey)
Date:
2003
Notes:
This property was designed by Ethelbert Furlong five years after he opened his own office. This design has a strong Italianate feeling with its levels of terraces leading down to the garden paths and ending with a pool and fountain. The cross axis leads to an exceedingly long rose arbor and then up steps to the pool area. (The pool is a newer addition.) In the original plan, the arbor abutted a long pergola, combining to make the two structures into a "T" shape. Today, its trees have matured and completely hidden the house from the street. Some few changes have been made, but it is still true to Furlong's plan and a tribute to his talents so early in his career.
Persons associated with the garden property include: Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Pierce (former owners, 1925-?); Mr. and Mrs. Mulholland (former owners, ?-1969); Mr. and Mrs. Forwood Wisner (former owners, 1969-1974); Mr. and Mrs. Swartz (former owners, 1974-1999); Ethelbert Furlong (landscape architect, 1925); Henry Wilkinson and Maxwell Hyde (architects, 1925).
Summary:
The folder includes a worksheet, site plan, and copies of plant receipts and work invoices (1925-1926).
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
NJ393000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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