United States of America, Maryland, Montgomery County, Bethesda
Old Loughborough (Bethesda, Maryland)
The original estate consisted of 800 acres and stretched from the District of Columbia into Montgomery County, Maryland. Lucille Ezekiel and Dan Kiley created the basic layout of the gardens. Today, there is a driveway approaching the historic home from the northeast. The current owners added a pond to the rear of the house and walkways in 2005.
Persons associated with the garden and property include: Nathan Loughborough (former owner, 1806-1847); Loughborough family (former owners, 1847-1925); Albert Walker (former owner, 1925-1933); Mordecai and Lucille Ezekiel (former owners, 1933-1983); Dan Kiley (designer, 1939-1944); Matthew Evans (landscape architect, 1986-1990); Kathy Kehoe (designer, 1995-2000); Syd Porterfield (designer, 2000-present); and Richard Keugle (designer of pond, 2005).
The folder includes a work sheet, history of property up to 1961, copies of articles, tree list (1984), and site plans.