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Stout Garden 1920-1955

Former owner:
Stout, C. Frederick C. Mrs
Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren 1880-1966
Architect:
Sellers, Horace
Physical description:
2 folders+ 3 35 mm. slides and 8 photoprints
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Ardmore
Pennsylvania
Ardmore
Stout Garden (Ardmore, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1920
1920-1955
Notes:
"The place, consisting of about four acres, is on a sloping piece of ground ...On going through the house one comes out onto a broad paved terrace from which is revealed a view over the descending landscape. Just below the terrace one sees a small garden containing attractive large box bushes and a small pool. This garden is reached by two small flights of steps which split around a small wall fountain, which in turn supplies the pool in the center of the garden...The boundaries of the property are so well screened that the whole place has much privacy and great unity...The most striking thing, horticulturally...is the great amount of broad-leaved evergreens..." (Sears 1929)
Thomas W. Sears was LA for tennis court, pool and upper garden.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mrs. Frederick C. Stout (former owner); Thomas W. Sears (landscape architect); and Horace Sellers (architect).
Summary:
The folder includes a worksheet and copies of articles.
Publications:
Garden featured in James Boyd, ed., Thomas W. Sears, A History of The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society: 1827-1927 (Philadelphia: The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 1929) pp. 467-468
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
PA037000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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