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The Villanova Conference Center ca. 1930-1938

Former owner:
Townsend, John B. Mrs
Landscape Architect:
Paul And Ford
Eyre, Wilson 1858-1944
Paul, Oglesby
Nurseryman:
Lewis & Valentine Nurseries, Inc
Physical description:
3 folders+ 4 35 mm. slides and 5 photoprints
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Radnor
Pennsylvania
Radnor
Montrose (Radnor, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1930
1938
ca 1930-1938
Notes:
Under the ownership of Mr. and Mrs. John Townsend, the property covered about 36 acres. It was planned and planted by Oglesby Paul in 1915. The property was sold in 1977 to Sun Co. for use as a management training center for the company and its subsidiaries. Additional buildings were erected on the site. In 1998, Villanova University bought the site and renamed it The Villanova Conference Center.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. John Barnes Townsend (former owners, 1914-?); Oglesby Paul (landscape architect); Wilson Eyre (architect); Sun Company (former owner, 1977-1998); and Villanova University (owner, 1998-present).
Summary:
The folders include work sheets and copies of articles. Three 35 mm. slides are not catalogued.
Publications:
Garden featured in Louise Bush-Brown and James Bush-Brown, Portraits of Philadelphia Gardens (Philadelphia: Dorrance and Company, 1929) pp. 115-117
Garden featured in AIA/T-Square Yearbook (1915), p. 181
Garden featured in James Boyd, ed., Dorothy Mallet-Prevost Cloud, in A History of The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (Philadelphia: The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 1929) pp. 447-448
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
PA048000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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