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Valley Mill Farm ca. 1930-1938

Former owner:
Haughton, Richard
Physical description:
2 folders+ 2 35 mm. slide and 9 photoprints
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Pennsylvania, Chester County, Paoli
Pennsylvania
Paoli
Valley Mill Farm (Paoli, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1930
1938
ca 1930-1938
Notes:
"Behind the house, which was built in 1738, the hillside slopes sharply to a broad meadow, through which runs the mill-stream. The rock garden, which has been entirely edevoped by the owner, covers this hillside and is of outstanding horticultural interest...The paths skilfully follow the natural contours and the gardens terminte in woods...Below the house is the stone grist mill...Meal for General Washington's Army at Valley Forge was ground here." (The Garden Club of America Twenty-fifth Annual Meeting, 1938)
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Thomas Jerman (former owner of mill, 1710); R. B. Okie (architect); and Richard Haughton (former owner).
Summary:
The folders include work sheets and copies of articles.
Publications:
Garden featured in James Boyd, ed., Sara H. Bullock, in A History of The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (Philadelphia: The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 1929) pp. 484-485
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
PA055000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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