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English Country Garden in Western North Carolina 2004

Former owners:
Adams, Junius Mr. Mrs.
Architect:
Parker, Charles N. d. 1961
Provenance:
French Broad River Garden Club
Physical description:
1 folder+ 7 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville
North Carolina
Asheville
English Country Garden in Western North Carolina (Asheville, North Carolina)
Date:
2004
Notes:
The Judge Junius G. Adams house is a Tudor Revival-style residence built in 1921 in the Asheville development, Biltmore Forest. The landscape retains many of its historic features. A curvilinear driveway leads from Stuyvesant Drive to the rear of the house and terminates in a circle. Several mature oak trees stand in the front yeard. A dense band of trees wraps along the east side of the property, providing a visual buffer from passing traffic ; and the rear of the property is also heavily forested. Areas around the main house--the gardener's residence and the pool house--are landscaped with a variety of rhododendrons, mountain laurels, azaleas, forsythias, and boxwoods. Along the west side of the pool house is a terrace with flowerbeds.
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Judge Junius Adams (former owner, 1921-1933); Burnham S. Colburn (former owner, 1933-1938); Daniel and Eleanor McCarthy (former owners, 1933-1979); Peter Hall (former owner, 1980-1998); Charles N. Parker (architect, 1921); and Anthony Loid (architect of renovations, 1940).
Summary:
The folder includes a work sheet, plat; site map; garden tour pamphlet; and Judge Junius G. Adams House: An Architectural History for nomination in National Register of Historic Places, by Daniel J. Vivian.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
NC070000
Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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