1 folder+ 3 glass lantern slides and 25 35 mm. slides
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chadds Ford
Farmhill (Sewickley, Pennsylvania)
"The main garden is on the south side of the house. A tapis vert leads to a marble fountain and stone balustrade overlooking a lower level and an old wellhead. Beyond, a pergola, covered with climbing roses, affords a...view of the Ohio River...On each side of the wellhead terrace are flower-bordered grass panels leading, on the west, to a croquet court and indoor swimming pool; on the east, to a small enclosed garden with a bronze, designed by Harriet W. Frishmuth." (The Garden Club of America Annual Meeting, 1948). Current information on this property is unknown.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mrs. Henry Robinson Rea (former owner); William Ross Proctor (architect, 1898); MacClure and Spahr (architects of additions); Hiss and Weekes (architects and garden designers); and Alexander Davidson (superintendent).
The folder includes a worksheet and brief descriptions.
Of the 25 35 mm. slides, one is a duplicate of a glass lantern slide; ten from Arnold "Pleasures at Farmhill," 1937; five from Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation; three from Van Trump Archive, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation; two from Country Life, September 1928; and four taken by Molly Adams, 1986.
Garden featured in Mac Griswold and Eleanor Weller, Golden Age of American Gardens (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. in association with the Garden Club of America, 1991), p. 129