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Laverock Hill ca. 1930

Creator:
Starr, Isaac Tatnall Mr Mrs
Landscape Architect:
Platt, Charles A (Charles Adams) 1861-1933
Shipman, Ellen
Physical description:
1 folder+ 3 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Laverock Hill (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1930
ca 1930
Notes:
The garden, 100' by 180' is placed on one side of the house and is enclosed by a brick wall with balustrading occurring at intervals. The plan of the garden is cruciform, two axes marked by turf strips crossing in the center at a round pool. The four sections are square beds. A broad turf path extends across the garden to a covered pavilion.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Tatnall Starr (former owners); Charles Adams Platt (architect and landscape architect); and Ellen Shipman (landscape architect).
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. 121
Garden featured in James Boyd, ed., Dorothy Mallet-Prevost Cloud, "Laverock," in A History of The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (Philadelphia: The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 1929) p. 473
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
PA017000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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