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Rockland, ca.1930s

Former owner:
Rust, Edwin
Rust, Ida Lee 1840-1921
Rust, Armistead Thomson Mason 1820-1887
Builder and former owner:
Rust, George
Creator:
Fauquier and Loudoun Garden Club
Physical description:
1 folder + 3 3x4 in. glass lantern slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Virginia, Loudoun County, Leesburg
Virginia
Leesburg
Rockland (Leesburg, Virginia)
Date:
1930
ca1930s
Notes:
A 600 acre farm with limestone outcroppings, with a Federal period plantation house and outbuilding (originally slave quarters) built in 1822 by General George Rust. The garden includes a wide lawn planted with shrubbery and old trees. The limestone outcroppings were interplanted with iris, daffodils and wild columbine and bordered by a formal garden.
General George Rust purchased the property and built the house in 1822. The property went to his son, Colonel Armistead Thomson Mason Rust, who died in 1887, leaving Rockland to his second wife, Ida Lee Rust and fourteen children, including Edwin, who enlarged the property around 1908. The slave quarters were converted to a guest house, and later a dower house.
Persons associated with the garden include George Rust (former owner, 1822), Mr. and Mrs. Armistead Thomson Mason Rust and Ida Lee Rust (former owners, 1887) and Rust family descendents.
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles about the property.
Publications:
Rockland was featured in Homes and Gardens in Old Virginia (1962)
Topic:
Gardens
Plantations
Formal gardens
Local number:
VA016000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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