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Mirador ca.1930

Former owner:
Funsten, Mary Mrs
Newhall, Morton Mr
Former owners:
Langhorne, Chiswell D. Mr Mrs
Physical description:
1 folder+ 3 glass lantern slides and 3 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Virginia, Charlottesville
Virginia
Charlottesville
Mirador (Charlottesville, Virginia)
Date:
1930
ca1930
Notes:
"Mirador was built between 1825 and 1830 by Colonel James Bowen on land said to have been granted to his grandfather, Richard Bowen, for services in the French and Indian Wars....Colonel Bowen's daughter, Mary (Mrs. O. R. Funsten), is thought to have made the first flower garden when she lived at Mirador with her widowed mother..." (Christian and Massie 1962) During Mr. and Mrs. Tree's ownership in the 1920's, extensive changes were made to the house and garden.
Persons associated with the property include: Colonel James Bowen (former owner, 1825-?); Mary Funsten (former owner, 1890); Mr. and Mrs. Chiswell Langhorne (former owners, 1890-?); Mrs. Robert Brand (former owner); Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Tree (former owners, early 1920s); and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Marran and Morton Newhall (former owners, 1952-?).
Summary:
Folders include work sheets and copy of article.
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. 454-455
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
VA039000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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