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Blum Garden, No. 2, circa 1965-1966

Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel 1911-2000
Former owner:
Blum, Robert Edward 1899-1999
Blum, Ethel Halsey 1900-1991
Physical description:
1 folder+ 3 safety film negatives; 17 contact prints
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, New York, Nassau County, Old Westbury
New York
Old Westbury
Blum Garden, No. 2 (Old Westbury, New York)
Date:
1965
1965-1966
circa 1965-1966
Notes:
This was one of two gardens belonging to Robert Edward and Ethel Halsey Blum that were photographed by Molly Adams (the other is NY806). Its landscaping, also by Alice Recknagel Ireys, dates to the early 1960s, a later time period than its predecessor. The ranch style house was situated on a steeply sloping site, with its main level actually being the "second" floor. Native trees such as white birch and pine were included in the design along with traditional garden borders, ground cover plants, and a circular pool in the lawn area of the upper level. A trailing wisteria at the back of the house on the lower level provided an echo of the wisteria pergola at the Blums' previous home.
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
NY969000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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