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Edgecourt 1930-1993

Former owners:
Pope, George A. Mrs. Mr.
Landscape architect:
McLaren, John
Architect:
Brown, A. Page
Former owner:
Burlingame Country Club
Physical description:
1 folder+ 9 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, California, San Mateo County, Hillsborough
California
Hillsborough
Edgecourt (Hillsborough, California)
Date:
1930
1930-1993
Notes:
The house, built by Alfred Poett, was later owned by the Burlingame Country Club after being extensively remodeled by A. Page Brown. It closely resembled a Tudor-style "cottage." The estate, when owned by George A. Pope, included a 27-acre garden and an Arthur Brown-designed dance pavilion, built for his daughter. The house burned down in 1946 after the Pope's death and is now a subdivision. Between 1993 and 1998, the entrance gates were restored. Spruce and eucalyptus trees planted on either side of the road may have existed from the original estate.
Mrs. Pope also had a summer home in Lake Tahoe, CA. See CA073.
See also Untitled Garden, Hillsborough California (CA342).
Persons associated with the property include: Alfred Poett (former owner, 1870); William Sharon (former owner); Burlingame Country Club (former owner, 1894-1899); Mr. and Mrs. George A. Pope (former owner, 1899-?); MacRorie-McLaren (landscape architects, 1916).
Summary:
The folder includes a worksheet and copies of articles.
Publications:
Garden featured in Gabriel Moulin's San Francisco Peninsula: Town & Country Homes, 1910-1930 (Sausalito, California: Windgate Press, 1985)
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
CA001000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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