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Owl's Nest 1930

Landscape architect:
Shipman, Ellen
Coffin, Marian Cruger 1876-1957
Former owners:
Du Pont, Eugene, Jr. Mr. Mrs.
Physical description:
1 folder+ 1 glass lantern slide, 2 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Delaware, New Castle County, Wilmington
Delaware
Wilmington
Owl's Nest (Wilmington, Delaware)
Date:
1930
1930-1930
Notes:
Designed by Ellen Biddle Shipman, with additional work by Marian Cruger Coffin, the gardens at Owl's Nest combined formality and informality and commanded a fine view of the surrounding countryside. The property was sold in 1961. Eighteen acres became part of the Greenville Country Club, while the rest of the land was developed as Owl's Nest Estates.
Persons associated with the garden include: Ellen Biddle Shipman (landscape architect, before 1938); Marian Cruger Coffin (landscape architect); Mr. and Mrs. Eugene du Pont, Jr. (former owners).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopied pages from the 1938 Garden Club of America annual meeting program.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
DE005000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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