United States of America, Rhode Island, Washington County, Exeter
Locust Valley Farm (Exeter, Rhode Island)
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).
The folder includes information about the property and Russell Grinnell.