1 folder+ 2 35 mm. slides (photographs) and 1 4X6 in. photographic print
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus
Sessions Village (Columbus, Ohio)
Located on ten acres, Sessions Village is divided into twenty-nine plots with freestanding homes. It is part of a huge plot of land owned by Francis Sessions who, in 1927, formed a corporation to build the village. Inspired by the French Norman village style, architect Robert Reeves, Sr. designed this self-contained community in its entirety. It is enclosed by high garden walls planted with gray beech, oaks, and elm trees that offer privacy from nearby development. Archways and shrubbery accent the gated entrance. Once inside the gated entry, stucco, half-timber, brick, stone, slate and wrought iron are used to the best possible effect. Some notable features include houses with high, pitched roofs and picturesque chimneys, diamond paned windows, walled gardens, formal courtyard entrances, and narrow paths to rear gardens and narrow streets edged with cobblestone. The community features common areas for residents including a pond and garden.
Persons associated with the site include: Duane W. Fulton, J. M. Rankin and Webb I. Vorys (developers, 1927); Robert Reeves, Sr. (architect, 1929-1937); Robert Reeves, Jr. (architect, 1937); and Carl R. Frye (landscape architect, 1928).
There is additional documentation of other gardens in Sessions Village. See OH226000 and OH231000-235000.
The folder includes worksheets and other information including a copy of a Sessions Village sales brochure from 1927.
This garden was featured in: "The Village in the City" by Bill Arter in the Columbus Vignettes published in 1966