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Baymeath ca. 1920

Former owner:
Bowen, Joseph T
Bowen, Louise DeKoven
Bowen, Joseph T Mrs.
Landscape Architect:
Jacques, Herbert
Gardener:
Chilman, Arthur
Architects:
Andrews, Jaques & Rantoul
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert
Physical description:
1 folder+ 15 glass lantern slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Maine, Hancock County, Bar Harbor
Maine
Bar Harbor
Baymeath (Bar Harbor, Maine)
Date:
1920
ca 1920
Notes:
"Baymeath" was a southern colonial house four miles from Bar Harbor Village. It was situated on a hillside from which a series of terraces led down to the bay. One of these, formerly a tennis court, was a formal garden enclosed by vine-covered stone walls on two sides and high fences with actinidia on the other two. Beyond the house, another lattice-enclosed garden stood with a rose bed. Climbing roses covered all the fences. Another rose arbor led into the woods where lupine, day lilies, and wild roses grew. From all these gardens, a wide view of Frenchman's Bay added contrast to the color of the northern flowers. The house was razed in 1979.
Person(s) associated with the garden property include(s): Louise DeKoven Bowen (former owner, 1895-1953); Andrews, Jaques and Rantoul (architects); Herbert Jacques (architect and landscape architect); and Arthur Chilman (gardener).
Summary:
The folder includes a work sheet and copy of article.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
ME001000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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