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Stroud Garden, circa 1951-1988

Landscape architect:
Greely, Rose 1887-1969
Wheeler, Perry H. 1914-1989
Former owner:
Stroud, Franklin L. Dr. d. 2008
Magnuson, Laura T.
Magnuson, Paul B.
Shoemaker, Frances
Jones, Fred W.
Physical description:
3 folders+ 26 slides (photographs); 1 photographic print; 104 safety film negatives
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, District of Columbia, Washington
Washington (D.C.)
Stroud Garden (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1951
1951-1988
circa 1951-1988
Notes:
Noted landscape architect Rose Greely did the original design for this garden, while Perry Wheeler undertook extensive remodeling beginning in the early 1950s. A typical small Georgetown garden only 48 feet wide, its privacy was assured by a wisteria-topped brick wall, shade trees, and shrubs around its borders. The plan divided the area into several distinct sections, including a shade terrace, living terrace, lawn, lawn terrace, and even a small circular formal vegetable and herb garden. A fountain adjacent to the living terrace provided white noise to mask the sounds of the urban setting. The Wheeler portion of the series includes not only visual images but plans, financial records, and other documentation. Greely's architectural drawings and papers are housed in Special Collections at the University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Virginia.
Persons associated with the garden include Rose Greely (landscape architect, circa 1920-1940); Perry H. Wheeler (landscape architect, circa 1951-1964); Dr. Franklin L. Stroud (former owner, 1976-2008); Paul B. and Laura T. Magnuson (former owners, 1946-1974); Frances Shoemaker (former owner); and Fred W. Jones (former owner).
Summary:
The folders include worksheets, plans, financial documents, correspondence, plant lists, copies and photocopies of articles featuring the garden, and other information.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in Lee Walsh, "That Georgetown Way of Life," House Beautiful (March 1961)
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
DC009000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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