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Grumblethorpe ca. 1930

Former owners:
Wister Family
Physical description:
1 folder+ 2 glass lantern slides and 1 35mm. slide
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Grumblethorpe (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Date:
1930
ca 1930
Notes:
The house was built by the Wister family in 1744 and is now in the business section of Germantown. The property covered an area of 1888 feet by 450 feet, having a central walk, box border, and arbors. Charles Wister, in ca. 1819, removed overgrown boxwood edging and replaced it with trellises with climbing vines at the intersections of the main and secondary gravel walks. The overall garden remained geometric. The rear parterres were used for vegetable gardening.
Persons associated with the garden include: Wister family, John and Daniel (former owners, 1744); and Charles Wister (former owner, 1806).
Summary:
The folder includes a worksheet and articles.
Publications:
Garden featured in Edwin C. Jellett, Germantown Gardens and Gardeners (1914)
Garden featured in "Nineteenth Century Gardens: Old-Fashioned, Picturesque & Beautiful, or Suburban," Germantown Green: A Living Legacy of Gardens, Orchards, and Pleasure Grounds (Publication of The Wyck Association, The Germantown Historical Society, The Maxwell Mansion, May 1982); p. 15
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
PA003000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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