Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
1 documents - page 1 of 1

Rostrevor 1987

Former owners:
Ross, William C. Mr. Mrs.
Former owner:
McNabb, Helen R.
Plantsman:
Adams, Paul
Architects:
Barber & McMurry
Physical description:
1 folder+ 24 35 mm. slides (photographs)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville
Tennessee
Knoxville
Rostrevor (Knoxville, Tennessee)
Date:
1987
1987-1987
Notes:
Rostrevor was the garden of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Ross; its elements were installed primarily between 1911 and 1928. In the latter year the Rosses added a formal garden largely of their own design, said to be based on one they had admired at the Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Terraces and a pergola provided the framework for plantings in bloom from March until November. The 12-acre site also included a rock garden made by Paul Adams, extensive lawns bordered by flowering shrubs, elms for shade, and a swimming pool. Most of the images are copies of originals commissioned about 1935 by Mrs. Ross.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. William C. Ross (former owners, 1911-1968); Helen R. McNabb (former owner, 1968-1972); Paul Adams (plantsman); and Barber & McMurry (architects, ca. 1911-1928).
Summary:
The folder includes work sheets, copies of a talk by W. R. McNabb on Knoxville gardens, photocopies of correspondence regarding Rostrevor and other Knoxville gardens, copies of the "routine of work" for Rostrevor, and other information.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in Louise Shelton, Beautiful Gardens in America (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1915)
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
TN028000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

Modify Your Search






or


Narrow By
  • Archival materials
  • Gardens
  • Adams, Paul
  • Barber & McMurry
  • McNabb, Helen R
  • Ross, William C
  • Adams, Paul
  • Barber & McMurry
  • McNabb, Helen R
  • Ross, William C
  • Knox County
  • Knoxville
  • Rostrevor (Knoxville, Tennessee)
  • Tennessee
  • United States of America
  • Knox County
  • Knoxville
  • Rostrevor (Knoxville, Tennessee)
  • Tennessee
  • United States of America
  • 1980s
  • Archives of American Gardens