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Pierce House 2003

Landscape architect:
Furlong, Ethelbert Ely d. 1993
Physical description:
1 folder+ 8 35 mm. slides
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, New Jersey, Mercer County, Princeton
New Jersey
Pierce House (Princeton, New Jersey)
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).
The folder includes a worksheet, site plan, and copies of plant receipts and work invoices (1925-1926).
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Archives of American Gardens

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