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Longwood Gardens ca. 1922-1987

Lighting:
Burnaby, Frank
Former owner:
du Pont, Pierre S.
Landscape architect:
Greene, Isabelle C
Nurseryman:
Lewis & Valentine Nurseries, Inc
Physical description:
5 folders+ 4 glass lantern slides, 6 b&w photoprints and 145 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Pennsylvania, Chester County, Kennett Square
Pennsylvania
Kennett Square
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1922
1922-1984
ca 1922-1987
Notes:
In order to save trees from a sawmill, Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954) purchased the property. The property was transformed into a public park with outdoor theater and fountain garden, box garden, rose garden, Italian garden, and conservatory among other features.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Pierre S. du Pont (former owner, designer, 1906-1954); Isabelle C. Greene & Assoc. (lanscape architect of silver garden); Kier Davidson (rockwork designer); Frank Burnaby (lighting).
Summary:
The folders include worksheets, brochures, and articles.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
PA011000
Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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