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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
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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