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Walmarthon, circa 1913-1915

Former owner:
Walton, Charles Spittall 1862-1916
Walton, Martha England 1868-1931
Walton, Charles Spittall, Jr. 1893-1973
Architect:
Boyd, David Knickerbacker 1872-1944
Landscape architects:
Sears & Wendell
Physical description:
1 folder+ 11 glass negatives; 2 lantern slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Radnor Township, St. Davids
Pennsylvania
St. Davids
Walmarthon (St. Davids, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1913
1913-1915
circa 1913-1915
Notes:
Walmarthon was the estate of Charles S. Walton and his wife Martha England. Encompassing 40 acres, its main house and extensive outbuildings in a Mediterranean style were designed by David Knickerbacker Boyd. Sears & Wendell were its landscape architects. Work on the house was completed in 1914. The extensive grounds featured ponds, formal gardens, a greenhouse, and views of the surrounding suburban countryside. In the 1950s the estate was sold to Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (now Eastern University).
Persons and firms associated with the site include Charles Spittall Walton and Martha England Walton (former owners, circa 1911-1931); Charles Spittall Walton, Jr. (former owner, 1931-circa 1950); David Knickerbacker Boyd (architect, circa 1911-1914); and Sears & Wendell (landscape architects, circa 1913-1915).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets and printouts of Internet information about the house and garden.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in the Architectural Record, Vol. 38 (November 1915)
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
PA303000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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