3 folders+ 9 35 mm slides (photographs); 11 lantern slides
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, New Jersey, Union, Summit
Beacon Hill (Summit, New Jersey)
Located on the site of a Revolutionary War landmark twenty miles west of New York City, Beacon Hill's nine acres of landscaped gardens and woodlands surround a 27-room Tudor mansion, built in 1910 by Carroll P. Bassett and Margaret K. Bassett. Mrs. Bassett also founded the Summit Garden Club in April, 1916. Stone masonry walls surround the estate, filled with stately oaks, beech and elms with smaller ash, linden, birch and pines, together with innumerable evergreens and shrubs, effectively screen the residence while the profuse plants of shrubs and flowers provide a colorful background year-round. Rumor has it that Mrs. Bassett had planted at least one each of every tree native to New Jersey.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. Carroll Phillips and Mrs. Margaret Kinney Bassett (former owners, 1910-1955); Ruth Hutchinson (Landscape Architect); and Takeo Shiota (Landscape Architect).
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, maps and other information.