United States of America, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia
Ropsley (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
This garden is believed to have been subdivided from the Wyndmoor property. The McIlhenney's named Ropsley after a small village in England. The Norman-French style house was built in 1917. The garden was developed gradually. Serpentine walls, greenhouse, boxwood and pleached plane trees, and swimming pool were all added at different times.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Francis S. McIlhenny (former owners); Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Allen Poe (former owners, ca. 1932-1970); Arthur Meigs of Mellor, Meigs & Howe (architect, ca. 1918); and Mrs. Francis S. McIlhenny (garden designer).
The folder includes a worksheet and copies of articles.
There are two 35 mm. slides in the collection which are not catalogued. One is taken from a page in a journal or book and mentions the Garden Club of America's 25th anniversary. The other is also taken from a book; and is the plans by Mellor, Meigs & Howe.
Garden featured in Arthur Meigs, Architectural Forum (October 1919)