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Locust Valley Farm, circa 1912-1914

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren 1880-1966
Former owner:
Grinnell, Russell 1875-1948
Physical description:
1 folder+ 1 photograph album
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Rhode Island, Washington County, Exeter
Rhode Island
Exeter
Locust Valley Farm (Exeter, Rhode Island)
Date:
1912
1912-1914
circa 1912-1914
Notes:
Locust Valley Farm in Exeter, Rhode Island, was purchased in 1912 by Russell Grinnell, an executive with the General Fire Extinguisher Company (now Grinnell Mechanical Products). The 12 images in the album document the site, including a pond, and construction of a new house on the property. The breeding and raising of Berkshire hogs and Guernsey dairy cattle became the farm's specialties. Part of the property's acreage eventually became the Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge. It is possible that Thomas W. Sears was involved in landscape design for the property, but this cannot be verified.
Persons associated with the site include Thomas W. Sears (landscape architect and photographer, circa 1912-1914) and Russell Grinnell (former owner, 1912-1948).
Summary:
The folder includes information about the property and Russell Grinnell.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
RI208000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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