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Farmhill ca. 1930-1986

Former owner:
Rea, Henry R
Garden designers:
Hiss & Weekes
Artist:
Frishmuth, Harriet W
Physical description:
1 folder+ 3 glass lantern slides and 25 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chadds Ford
Pennsylvania
Sewickley
Farmhill (Sewickley, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1930
1986
ca 1930-1986
Notes:
"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).
Summary:
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.
Publications:
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
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
PA012000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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