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The Spahr House Garden, 2009-2011

Architect and former owner:
Spahr, Albert H
Former owner:
Arrott, James
Oliver, Henry
LLoyd, Finley
Adams, Isabel
Provenance:
Garden Club of Allegheny County
Physical description:
1 folder+ 6 digital images
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Sewickley
Pennsylvania
Sewickley
The Spahr House Garden (Sewickley, Pennsylvania)
Date:
2009
2009-2011
Notes:
Architect Albert H. Spahr designed this Tudor-inspired home for himself in 1904 but by 1970 the remnants of the original garden, including lilacs, spirea and mock oranges were overgrown. The current owners started over, respecting the leafy shade provided by mature trees but creating a formal garden that includes clipped dwarf yews as a foundation planting, clipped boxwood borders, curbside tree lilacs, white fringe trees that remind the owner of her Virginia roots, and a Japanese maple at the garden gate. The flowering shrubs, perennials, annuals and bulbs in this garden all produce white flowers in keeping with the formal structure. The fencing and outdoor furniture are wrought iron and one graceful statuary fountain is sited in the brick terrace at the foot of the garden.
The Spahr House Garden features an atmosphere of cool formality rather than cottage-style variety. The owners have participated in many charitable garden tours.
Persons associated with the garden include Albert H. Spahr (architect and former owner, 1904); James Arrott (former owner, 1918); Henry Oliver (former owner, 1930); Finley Lloyd (former owner, 1947); Isabel Adams (former owner, 1958); Melissa Marshall, ASLA (landscape architect/advisor, 1980); Mollie Amsler (horticulturalist/advisor, 1980); James P. Edson (arborist, 1980-present).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles and other information including garden tour brochures.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in Pittsburgh newspapers
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
PA669000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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