United States of America, Massachusetts, Plymouth and Norfolk, Cohasset
The Job Turner House (Cohasset, Massachusetts)
In the early 1800s a three-story Federal style house was moved from State Street in Boston across Boston Harbor to Cohasset by its owner, Job Turner. In 1933 the house was re-sited on the 3-acre property to overlook the Gulf River. Fifty peonies planted in the 1930s still grow on the property; later a formal rose garden was established in the foundation of an old carriage house. The garden features larch, laburnum, liriodendron, lilacs, stewartia, sugar maple trees and a white wisteria. A water garden shaded by a Japanese maple have been added. The Massachusetts Horticultural Society bestowed the Gold Medal for a Four Seasons Garden on the Job Turner House in 1998.
Persons associated with the garden include: Job Turner (former owner, late 1700s-early 1800s); Henry J. Turner (former owner, mid 1800s); Martin Lincoln (former owner, 1878); James Lincoln (former owner, 1891); Brooks Frothingham (former owner, 1898); Philip Stearns (former owner, 1932); John Meyers (former owner, 1950); Ed Koch (former owner, 1971); Mrs. Philip Stearns (horticulturist, 1930s); Mrs. Jeffery Power (horticulturist, 1976-1990); Miss Sylvia Schuler (gardener, starting in 2000); Roger O. Hoit (architect, 2009).
The folder includes worksheets.
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