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Gerry Garden, 1914

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren 1880-1966
Former owner:
Gerry, Peter Goelet 1879-1957
Gerry, Mathilde Scott Townsend 1885-1949
Physical description:
1 folder+ 1 photograph album
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Rhode Island, Kent County, Warwick
Rhode Island
Warwick
Gerry Garden (Warwick, Rhode Island)
Date:
1914
1914-1914
Notes:
This site was the home of Peter Goelet Gerry and his first wife Mathilde Townsend Gerry (later Welles). Gerry was a prominent attorney who would serve several terms as a United States senator. The album includes 20 images taken in the summer of 1914 and another 20 that were probably taken later that year. Renovation and construction was under way in the summer and the later photographs document some of the completed work, which probably featured Sears designs. Stone work near the house, including an elevated terrace, took advantage of views across broad expanses of lawn toward nearby coastal waters.
Persons associated with the site include Thomas W. Sears (landscape architect and photographer, 1914) and Peter Goelet Gerry and Mathilde Townsend Gerry (former owners, 1914).
Summary:
The folder includes information about Peter Goelet Gerry and the property.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
RI207000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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