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Dawesfield ca. 1930

Physical description:
1 folder+ 2 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Ambler
Pennsylvania
Ambler
Dawesfield (Ambler, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1930
ca 1930
Notes:
The stone house of Dawesfield was built in 1728. It was the scene of the court-martial and acquittal of General Anthony Wayne and served as George Washington's temporary headquarters in 1777. The flower and vegetable gardens antedate the American Revolution. A high stone wall encloses the garden on the north end. On the lower side, a long path leads down between box hedges. A broad terrace extends along the upper portion of the garden; and the vista is terminated by a small garden house. The property, up to 1929, passed from mother to daughter for eight generations. National Register site 03/29/1991 91000318.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: James Cheston, IV. (former owner); Mr. and Mrs. George J. Cooke (former owner).
Summary:
The folder includes a worksheet and brief descriptions.
Publications:
Garden featured in Louise Bush-Brown and James Bush-Brown, "Dawesfield," Portraits of Philadelphia Gardens (Philadelphia: Dorrance and Company, 1929) p. 35
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
PA014000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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