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Vernon Manor I, ca. 1930-1969

Former owner:
Gambrill, Edith Blair
Creator:
Gambrill, Richard V. N (Richard Van Nest) b. 1890
Landscape architect:
Shipman, Ellen
Alison, Alma
Architect:
Mackenzie, James C (James Cameron) 1887-1963
Physical description:
1 folder+ 13 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, New Jersey, Somerset County, Peapack
New Jersey
Peapack
Vernon Manor I (Peapack, New Jersey)
Date:
1930
1930-1969
ca 1930-1969
Notes:
Vernon Manor I was originally built as a concrete villa. When the property was purchased by Richard V. N. and Edith Blair Gambrill, they hired architect James C. McKenzie to design a new brick mansion to be built on the foundation of the old villa. The Gambrills moved in in 1928. The garden was originally designed by Ellen Biddle Shipman, with redesign by Alma Alison around 1949. The property was sold about 1969 and Mrs. Gambrill built a second Vernon Manor in Peapack (see NJ227).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets, a 1967 planting plan, and photocopies of an article about the garden, including a plot plan.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in Country Life (July 1937)
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
NJ107000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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