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Archmere Academy 1927-1940

Former owner:
Raskob, John J (John Jakob) 1879-1950
Raskob, Helena Springer Green
Sculptor:
Keck, Charles 1875-1951
Architects:
McClure & West
Physical description:
1 folder+ 3 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Delaware, New Castle County, Claymont
Delaware
Claymont
Archmere Academy (Claymont, Delaware)
Date:
1927
1927-1940
Notes:
Located just north of Wilmington in Claymont, Delaware, what is now Archmere Academy was from 1910 the home of John J. Raskob, his wife Helena Springer Green Raskob, and their 12 children. The property had two houses, the Italianate Renaissance "Patio," which served as the Raskobs' residence, and the separate servants' quarters, "Manor Hall." A striking feature of the grounds was the interior courtyard of the "Patio," with a fountain designed by sculptor Charles Keck. In 1932 the 48-acre property was sold to the Norbertine Order, which established the college preparatory school that continues on this site.
Persons and firms associated with the property include: John J. Raskob and Helena Springer Green Raskob (former owners, 1910-1932); Charles Keck (sculptor); and McClure & Harper (architects, 1916-1918).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets, a photocopied image of the courtyard, and additional information.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in Augusta Owen Patterson, American Homes of Today (New York: Macmillan, 1924), p. 256
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
DE013000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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