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The Squirrels ca. 1930-1998

Former owner:
Glendinning, Robert G. Mrs
Glendinning, Robert
Physical description:
2 folders+ 1 glass lantern slide and 20 35 mm. slides
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia
The Squirrels (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
ca 1930-1998
The estate, built on a hillside of originally three acres, is shaped like a natural amphitheater and overlooks Fairmont Park. The small garden behind the garage was copied by the owner and her gardener from terraces on the Alps. The rose garden was influenced by one on the Riviera. Rock plants and pieces of old marble and sculpture fragments were built into the retaining walls. A greenhouse was built in 1899 and enlarged in 1901.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mrs. and Mrs. Robert Glendinning (former owners, 1898-1943); Charles I. Thompson (former owners, 1943-1962); Richard and Nesta Parry (1962-1989).
The folders include a worksheet, sale advertisement, 1962 subdivision plan, and copies of articles.
Garden featured in Reginald T. Townsend, ed., The Book of Gardens and Gardening (New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1924) pp. 8-10
Garden featured in James Boyd, ed., Louise Bush-Brown and James Bush-Brown, A History of The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society: 1827-1927 (Philadelphia: The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 1929) pp.482-483
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Archives of American Gardens

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