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Rockmarge, ca.1930s, 1951

Former owner:
Moore, William H
Moore, Ada Small
Provenance:
J. Horace McFarland Company
Physical description:
2 folders+ 4 glass lantern slides and 33 photographic prints
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Massachusetts, Essex County, Beverly
Massachusetts
Pride's Crossing
Rockmarge (Prides Crossing, Massachusetts)
Date:
1930
1930-1951
ca1930s, 1951
Notes:
Rockmarge was the North Shore ocean-front estate of William Henry Moore (1848-1923) and Ada Small Moore (1858-1955). The flower beds were lavishly planted in geometric shapes edged by pruned hedges, connected by swaths of grass, some of which were walkways of considerable length. The estate also had a lily pond, lotus collection, willow walk, rock gardens, herbaceous borders, stone steps, walls and walkways, and wilder areas.
William H. Moore was known as a robber baron who, with his brother James Hobart Moore (1852 - 1916), bought, merged and sold companies, including the National Biscuit Company and the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway. He took up horses in retirement and became a four-in-hand driver of international renown. Ada Small Moore was a member of the North Shore Garden Club and a patron of the arts.
The carriage house of the estate was renovated into a single family home in the 1960s.
Persons associated with the garden are: William H. Moore and Ada Small Moore (former owners, dates unknown).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of an article and other information.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
MA020000
Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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