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Vernon Manor II, 1971-1989

Former owner:
Gambrill, Edith Blair
Landscape architect:
Weber, Nelva M.
Architect:
Halsey, William
Physical description:
2 folders+ 25 35 mm. slides; 35 negatives; 17 photoprints
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, New Jersey, Somerset County, Peapack
New Jersey
Peapack
Vernon Manor II (Peapack, New Jersey)
Date:
1971
1971-1989
Notes:
Vernon Manor II was built around 1970 by Edith Blair Gambrill, whose former home, Vernon Manor I (she retained the name for her new home) is also included in the Archives of American Gardens (see NJ107). The gardens were designed by Nelva M. Weber and featured a marble fountain (brought from Vernon Manor I) in the midst of formal gardens and terraces, as well as plantings to provide cover and food for birds (reflecting a primary interest of the property owner).
The 1989 closing date reflects the date of duplication of some of the slides; original images were created between 1971 and 1979.
Summary:
The folders include worksheets, designs and planting plans from 1971-1973 and 1975, correspondence, and photocopies of an article about the property.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in Nelva M. Weber, How to Plan Your Own Home Landscape (Indianapolis/New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1976), pp. 74, 98, 125, 127, 130, 189, 218, 238, and 281
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
NJ227000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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