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Young Garden ca. 1960-1969

Physical description:
1 folder+ 12 safety film negatives; 13 photographic prints
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, New York, New York
New York
Young Garden (New York, New York)
ca 1960-1969
Located on the roof of the Hospital for Special Surgery on East 70th Street, this was the private garden of the hospital's administrator, T. Gordon Young, who lived at the hospital with his family from 1954 to 1977. It featured a rock garden with an Asian sculpture and an outdoor seating area. The garden overlooked the East River southward to the Queensboro Bridge (also known as the 59th Street Bridge) and what is now the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Following Young's departure from the hospital the garden was no longer maintained. Several individuals contributed to the identification of this garden including Nora Lockshin, Michael D. Lockshin, M.D.; David B. Levine, M.D.; and Brad Hess.
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The folder includes worksheets, e-mail correspondence relating to the identification of the garden, and additional images of the garden site.
Garden has been featured in Madge Garland, The Small Garden in the City (New York: George Braziller, Inc., 1974), p. 129
Garden has been featured in Alice Upham Smith, Patios, Terraces, Decks, and Roof Gardens (New York: Hawthorn Books, Inc., 1969)
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Gardens, PO Box 37012, Capital Gallery, Suite 3300, MRC 506, Washington, DC 20013-7012
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