United States of America, Connecticut, Litchfield County, Litchfield
Howe Memorial Garden (Litchfield, Connecticut)
The first law school in the United States was founded in 1774 by Judge Tapping Reeve, whose home adjoined the one-room school building. At some point the law school building was moved from its original site near South Street toward the back of the property and its direction seemingly reversed. The Howe Memorial Garden, a formal "colonial" garden with elaborate brick walks, was developed between the school building and the fence that then separated the entire property from South Street. This garden was removed in 1976 when the law school building was moved back to its original site, which was in the center of the garden site. Molly Adams's images pre-date this move. One of the images associated with this series, CT332002, may be questionable in its direct relation to this site, although it is likely to have been taken in Litchfield. The Tapping Reeve House and Litchfield Law School building now belong to the Litchfield Historical Society.
Persons associated with the garden include: Tapping Reeve (former owner, ca. 1774-1823).
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of images of the site, and other information.