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Pettee Farm, 1913

Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren 1880-1966
Former owner:
Pettee, George Herbert 1867-1927
Pettee, Annie Bertha Bacheller 1872-1956
Physical description:
1 folder+ 1 photograph album; 12 glass negatives
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Rhode Island, Kent County, East Greenwich
Rhode Island
East Greenwich
Pettee Farm (East Greenwich, Rhode Island)
Date:
1913
1913-1913
Notes:
This site, in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, was owned by George Herbert Pettee, vice president of the Providence Public Market Company, a prominent grocery firm. Pettee specialized in Ayrshire cattle and in 1920 was elected president of the Rhode Island Ayrshire Club. Thomas W. Sears took the photographs of this property in the spring and fall of 1913, as indicated in the album, which includes prints of all but one of the 12 negatives (RI203012), plus additional prints, for a total of 33 images. They appear to have been taken as "before" and "after" shots, showing progress made over the summer on the installation of several design elements including entrance gates and grading around various farm buildings.
Persons associated with the site include George Herbert Pettee and Annie Bertha Bacheller Pettee (former owners, circa 1913-1927) and Thomas W. Sears (landscape architect, 1913).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets and other information about the property.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
RI203000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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