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Pitman Place, 1905-1911

Former owner:
Pitman, Benjamin Keolaokalani Franklin 1852-1918
Pitman, Almira Hollander 1854-1939
Architects:
Kilham and Hopkins
Physical description:
2 folders+ 17 glass negatives; 1 lantern slide; 2 slides (photographs)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Massachusetts, Norfolk County, Brookline
Massachusetts
Brookline
Pitman Place (Brookline, Massachusetts)
Date:
1905
1905-1911
Notes:
Located in the Longwood section of Brookline at 121 Carlton Street, Pitman Place was the home of Benjamin Keolaokalani Franklin Pitman and his wife Almira Hollander Pitman. The house was designed by architects Kilham and Hopkins in the Colonial Revival style in the early 1900s. Its gardens featured not only mature trees but also Japanese elements, flower beds, a latticed summer house, and shaded lawns. A porch overlooking the flower beds incorporated climbing and potted plants. The images documenting the property in the Sears Collection were taken by Thomas W. Sears to illustrate an article about the house that appeared in House and Garden magazine in 1912. The two slides (photographs) in the Garden Club of America Collection are apparently copies of lantern slides in the collection of the Loeb Library at the School of Design at Harvard University; the original glass negative source images for those slides are in the Sears Collection.
Persons and firms associated with the property include Benjamin Keolaokalani Franklin Pitman and Almira Hollander Pitman (former owners) and Kilham and Hopkins (architects, ca. 1900-1910).
Summary:
The folders include worksheets, a photocopy of the House and Garden article, and other information.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in Arthur W. Dean, "A Colonial House and Its Garden," House and Garden (February 1912), pp. 17-20+
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
MA175000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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