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Cobb Garden, ca. 1960-1976

Landscape architect:
Weber, Nelva M.
Former owners:
Cobb, Lee Mr. Mrs.
Physical description:
1 folder+ 23 contact prints; 14 safety film negatives
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, New Jersey, Morris County, Mendham
New Jersey
Cobb Garden (Mendham, New Jersey)
ca 1960-1976
With design work by Nelva M. Weber, this was the property of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Cobb. Images in this series may depict two separate properties, only one of which belonged to the Cobbs. Many images show a contemporary colonial style house featuring a long driveway and brick walkway leading up to the main entrance. A slope at the back of this house was terraced and included informal borders of shrubs and ground cover plants. What appears to be a separate, smaller house in a different location had several patios with outdoor living areas, one of which featured a striking, wildly espaliered tree or shrub. Images attributable to both sites were included in Weber's 1976 book.
Persons associated with the garden include Nelva M. Weber (landscape architect, ca. 1960-1976) and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Cobb (former owners, ca. 1960-1976).
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
Garden has been featured in Nelva M. Weber, How to Plan Your Own Home Landscape (Indianapolis/New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1976), pp. 37 and 280-81
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Archives of American Gardens

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