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Bakobils Farm, 2008-2010

Landscape architect:
Cole, Catherine
Former owner:
Rea, James Childs Mrs.
Rea, James Childs Mr.
Lyle, Wila May
Provenance:
Garden Club of Allegheny County
Physical description:
1 folder+ 10 35 mm. slides (photographs); 20 digital images
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Rector
Pennsylvania
Rector
Bakobils Farm (Rector, Pennsylvania)
Date:
2008
2008-2010
Notes:
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).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, correspondence, and additional information.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
PA655000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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