3 folders+ 34 35 mm. slides + 3 photographic prints
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, Texas, Dallas
Harlan Crow Garden (Dallas, Texas)
2006, 2010, 2012-2013
Established in 1917, the property consists of 7.5 acres. The present owners created a garden while maintaining the classic quality of the original garden. There are many mature trees such as American elm, magnolia, and live oaks. Azalea and dogwood, water features and statue garden were added. Color is dominant in the garden scheme, with extensive seasonal plantings. Blooming azalea in spring follow the tulip magnolia trees. Crepe myrtles bloom throughout the summer. The sprawling open back lawn slopes down to the lake. The garden is surrounded with brick walkways. A sculpture garden contains statues of dictators throughout history.
In January of 2013, the owner bought an adjacent lot that formerly housed a rental property. The rental structure was torn down and planted a peach orchard.
This garden was initially documented for the Archives of American Gardens in 2006. Updates of the garden documentation were provided in 2010 and 2012.
People associated with this property include: Hugh Prather (former owner, 1917-1922); Electra Wagner (former owner, 1922-1926); The Thomas Family (former owners, 1926-1940); Lambert Landscape Company (landscape design and maintenance, 1988-2001); Eduardo Puenk (property groundskeeper, 2005-present); Philip Lung, Texas Land Care (landscape installation and maintenance, 2001-present); David Hocker (assistant landscape architect, 2001-present); and David Rolston (landscape architect, 2001-present).
The folders contain a work sheet; site plan; narrative description; and copies of plans, maps, and articles.
Garden featured in Dave Galbway, "The Park Cities: A Photohistory" (1989) and "Great American Suburbs: The Homes of the Park Cities, Dallas" by Virginia Savage McAlester, Willis Cecil Winter and Prudence Mackintosh (2008), and "How do you like them peaches, neighbor?" from Park Cities People, published by People Newspapers