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Nordley ca.1930-1959

Former owner:
Smith, Benjamin Hodges
Landscape designer:
Bottomley, William Lawrence A
Physical description:
2 folders+ 4 35 mm. slides and 8 glass lantern slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Virginia, Richmond County, Richmond
Virginia
Richmond
Nordley (Richmond, Virginia)
Date:
1930
1930-1959
ca1930-1959
Notes:
Built in 1924, the brick home has a Georgian exterior. "From the center of the garden a dogwood allee can be seen falling into wooded ravines, and flanking either end are two charming Chinese Chippendale summerhouses." (Christian and Massie 1962) Two holly retreats are located on each side of the garden. The river facade of the house overlooks two grass terraces.
Persons associated with the property include: Mrs. Benjamin Hodges Smith (former owner); and William Bottomley (landscape designer).
Summary:
Folder includes a work sheet and copies of articles.
Publications:
Garden featured in Frances Archer Christian and Susanne Williams Massie, eds., Homes and Gardens in Old Virginia, (Richmond, Virginia: Garrett and Massie, Incorporated, 1962), pp. 221-223
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
VA083000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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