2 folders+ 1 35mm slide (photograph); 9 digital images
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, Pennsylvania, Allegheny, Pittsburgh
Hartwood County Park (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Originally called Hartwood Farm, this 629 acre property (originally 480 acres) was established in 1927 and owned by Mr. and Mrs. John Wheeler Lawrence. The Tudor style house with Gothic influences was designed by Alfred Hopkins. Mary Flynn Lawrence, wife of John Wheeler, was instrumental in the development of the gardens on the property including a formal garden and arboretum. The driveways, lawns and original formal gardens were designed by Ralph Griswold of Nicolet & Griswold Inc of Pittsburgh. Griswold's plan was not fully implemented. An additional survey and design was completed by two more landscape architects until 1938 when Rose Greely of Washington, DC was hired to bring the property into a unified plan. In the 1930s, Mrs. Lawrence had over 93,000 pine tree seedlings.
Persons associated with the garden include Alfred Hopkins (architect, 1927-1929), Ezra Stiles (landscape architect, 1930s), Rose Greely (landscape architect, 1930s), Agnes Selkirk Clark (landscape architect, 1930s), Stanley Preston (gardener, 1947-1960), Dave Weslie (gardener, 1950s), John Wheeler Lawrence and Mary Flynn Lawrence (former owners,1924), Allegheny County (current owner, 1969-present).
The property was opened to the public in 1976.
The folder includes worksheets, photocopy of articles about Mrs. John Lawrence, and other information.