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Mount Clare ca. 1930 named by Charles Carroll, Barrister, in 1756

Former owner:
Carroll, Charles 1702-1782
Owner:
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
Physical description:
2 folders+ 1 35 mm. slide, glass photonegatives, and glass lantern slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Maryland, Baltimore
Maryland
Baltimore
Mount Clare (Baltimore, Maryland)
Date:
1930
ca 1930
Notes:
"In 1756, Charles Carroll, Barrister, began construction of Mount Clare at Georgia Plantation. He named his new summer residence after his grandmother, Mary Clare Dunn, and his sister, Mary Clare Carroll (Maccubbin). The house was built in the Georgian style of soft pink brick, laid in allheader bond, most of which would have been made on the plantation. A series of grass ramps led from the bowling green down shaded terraces or falls. A sweeping view spread across the lower fields to the waters of the Patapsco River, about one mile away. There was a greenhouse with "orange and lemon trees just ready to bear besides which is a new building, a pinery, where the gardener expects some (pineapples) to ripen next summer." Mrs. Carroll had a great interest in horticulture. Contemporary letters indicate that pineapples and broccoli were raised in the pinery and that General Washington wrote Mrs. Carroll asking her advice on plants to grow at Mount Vernon as well as information on the construction and heating of a greenhouse. Entrance to the house on the land side is by the carriage entrance through a columned portico paved with gray and white marble, above which is a chamber with a fine Palladian window." (National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Maryland, website) The museum, in the Carroll Park neighborhood of Baltimore, is open for tours.
Persons associated with the garden include: Charles Carroll (former owner, 1750); National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Maryland (owners, 1917-present)
Summary:
The folder includes a work sheet,
Publications:
Garden featured in Alice G.B. Lockwood, Gardens of Colony and State (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934),pp. 154-157
Topic:
Formal gardens
Gardens
Local number:
MD006000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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