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Kemmerer Garden No. 1, 1951-1975

Landscape architect:
Poinier, Lois W.
Former owner:
Kemmerer, John L., Jr.
Kemmerer, Mary Elizabeth Halbach
Physical description:
1 folder+ 23 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, New Jersey, Essex County, Millburn, Short Hills
New Jersey
Short Hills
Kemmerer Garden No. 1 (Short Hills, New Jersey)
Date:
1951
1951-1975
Notes:
This garden on Stewart Road in Short Hills was one of two designed by Lois Poinier for Mary Elizabeth Halbach Kemmerer and John L. Kemmerer, Jr. (the second was NJ353). Mrs. Kemmerer was the daughter of Ernest K. Halbach, who in 1948 had married Poinier's mother, Helen Page Wodell. The slides provide long-term documentation of the landscaping's evolution and change after initial installation, which took place over a period of years from the early 1950s to the 1960s. Features include the driveway and front entry area, the patio at the back of the house, a wall fountain and pond on the patio, and flowering trees and shrubs.
Persons associated with the garden include: Lois Poinier (landscape architect, 1950s-1960s); and Mary Elizabeth Halbach Kemmerer and John L. Kemmerer, Jr. (former owners, ca. 1950-1965).
Summary:
The folder includes work sheets and other information.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
NJ352000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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