United States of America, Maine, Hancock County, Bar Harbor
Keewaydin (Bar Harbor, Maine)
Keewaydin was a 23 acre property. Beatrix Farrand (1872 - 1953) designed the summer garden for financier Gardiner Sherman's shingle-style "cottage" in Bar Harbor, Maine. The garden featured a formal almond-shaped bed planted with roses and summer blooming flowers with a three-tiered fountain in the center. Other flower beds separated by lawn were augmented with decorative columns and other garden ornaments, stone benches and planted containers. The design included a rock garden and woods beyond the sloping lawns. A folly was modeled on the 18th century Temple of the Winds designed by Sir William Chambers. The house and garden were destroyed in 1947 in a fire that devastated Bar Harbor.
The Bar Harbor Keewaydin should not be confused with another property in Seal Harbor, Maine, also called Keewaydin, with a garden designed by Farrand. The Seal Harbor property was owned by Dr. Edward K. Dunham.
Persons associated with the garden include: Gardiner Sherman (former owner from 1898); Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959) (landscape architect); and Hugh Lamb (1849 - 1903) & Charles Alonzo Rich (1855 - 1943) (architects).
The folders includes worksheets and photocopies of articles and correspondence.
This property is featured in: Lost Bar Harbor by G.W. Helfrich and Gladys O'Neil, Down East Books, 1982; and in Bar Harbor (Postcard History) by Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., Arcadia Publishing