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Bellevue Hall 1940

Former owner:
Du Pont, William 1896-1965
Physical description:
1 folder+ 4 35 mm. slides; 2 photoprints
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Delaware, New Castle County, Wilmington
Delaware
Wilmington
Bellevue Hall (Wilmington, Delaware)
Date:
1940
1940-1940
Notes:
Bellevue Hall was the home of William H. du Pont, Jr., who, in addition to being a business executive, was keenly interested in horses and racing. A 1.25 mile track and stables were adjacent to the mansion and du Pont was an animal breeder and horse race course designer. The garden reflected his interests and included beds designed in the shape of a stirrup, hunting horn, and similar motifs. The mansion was transformed by du Pont from its original Gothic Revival style into a replica of President James Madison's home, Montpelier, a property once owned by du Pont's father. The property is now Bellevue State Park.
Persons associated with the garden include: William H. du Pont, Jr. (former owner, before 1965).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets, correspondence, and other information about the garden.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
DE028000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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