1 folder+ 10 35 mm. slides (photographs); 20 digital images
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Rector
Bakobils Farm (Rector, Pennsylvania)
Bakobils Farm has been in the same family since the early 1920's and is located on two hundred and fifty acres in Rector, PA. It is a working farm that raises dairy cows, horses, pigs, goats, beef cattle and chickens for family use. In 1929, fifty acres surrounding the original house was developed into a cherry, apple, peach, quince, and pear orchard, perennial beds were established and more mature deciduous and evergreen trees were added to the property. In 1937 a walled garden was designed by Catherine Cole that is adjacent to the house where vegetables and perennials are grown. Other property features include a pond, swimming pool, streams, barns, bridges, sculptures, waterfalls, and the Millstone Spring House.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include Wila May Lyle (former owner); Mr. and Mrs. James Childs Rea (former owners 1920-1973); and Catherine Cole (landscape architect, 1937).
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, correspondence, and additional information.