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Millwind 1959-1972

Former owner:
Beach, George
Beach, Didi
Landscape architect:
Wheelwright, Robert
Landscape designer:
Buck, Douglass, Jr.
Architects:
Victorine & Samuel Homsey, Inc.
Landscape architects:
Innocenti & Webel
Physical description:
1 folder+ 5 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Delaware, New Castle County, Greenville
Delaware
Greenville
Millwind (Greenville, Delaware)
Date:
1959
1959-1972
Notes:
Millwind's garden was established in the late 1930s on a site overlooking the Hoopes Reservoir. A low brick wall surrounded the terraces containing the formal gardens and pool. The hillside below, leading down to the water, was planted with dogwoods and azaleas. Other garden features included an apple orchard, a vegetable garden, cold frames, and a small greenhouse.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: George and Didi Beach (former owners, 1935-1945); Robert Wheelwright (landscape architect); Douglass Buck, Jr. (landscape designer); Innocenti & Webel (landscape architects); and Victorine & Samuel Homsey, Inc. (architects, 1939).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets and a printed description of the garden and house from 1963.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
DE018000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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