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Old Economy Village ca. 1930

Creator:
Harmony Society
Physical description:
1 folder+ 2 glass lantern slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Pennsylvania, Beaver County, Ambridge
Pennsylvania
Ambridge
Old Economy Village (Ambridge, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1930
ca 1930
Notes:
The Harmony Society was founded in the early 18th century by George Rapp. He and his followers founded a community called "Economy" about eighteen miles from Pittsburgh. A large garden was laid out behind the leader's house. The geometric forms of the house are carried out in the garden beds. The property became the custody of the Harmony Society Historical Association and has been administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission since 1919. The site "Old Economy Village" consists of 18 of the original town built between 1824 and 1831.The Garden Club of Allegheny County had charge of the garden.
Persons associated with the garden include:
Summary:
The folder includes a worksheet and articles.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
PA005000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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