1 folder+ 1 lantern slide and 2 35mm. slides (photographs)
United States of America, Georgia, Thomas County, Thomasville
Greenwood Plantation, a cotton plantation and estate near Thomasville, Georgia was built for Thomas Jones in the nineteenth century. John Wind, an English architect, built a Greek Revival mansion on the property in 1935. At the time the home was built, the property included a grove of live oaks, palmettos and magnolias. Greenwood plantation has been owned by the VanDuzers, Paynes and Whitneys of New York. In the 1930s there were Cherokee roses, woodlands framed by azaleas, a palm garden and an Italian styled garden. The Italian garden, added when Mr. and Mrs. Payne Whitney came into possession of the property, is a sunken lawn with a stone balustrade closing one short side. In the center is a bowl and pedestal fountain topped by a statue and set in a circular basin. The basin is enclosed by a stone balustrade topped by four statues supposedly imported from Pompeii by Stanford White.
Persons associated with the garden include: Thomas Jones (former owner, 1827-1889); VanDuzer family (former owner); Oliver Hazard Payne (former owner); William Payne Whitney (former owner); John Wind (architect, 1935) and Stanford White (architect).
A history about Greenwood Plantation is included in, "Garden History of Georgia, 1733-1933" compiled by Loraine M. Cooney, published by the Peachtree Garden Club in 1933 and in the Journal of Garden History, Vol. 10, number 1, January-March 1990, p. 26-27.
The folder includes an information sheet and copies of articles.