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Dalkeith, 1914-1949?

Landscape designer:
Wilson, Robert Cade
Wilson, Robert Cade Mrs
Provenance:
Summit Garden Club
Physical description:
3 folders+ 11 lantern slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, New Jersey, Union, Summit
New Jersey
Summit
Dalkeith (Summit, New Jersey)
Date:
1914
1914-1949
Notes:
Designed by its owners, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cade Wilson, the property was well planted with interesting trees and shrubs. Mrs. Wilson was a Southerner and there was definitely a Southern feeling to the garden, according to her granddaughter. On a small piece of property adjoining the estate stood an old house, long outdating any building in the vicinity. According to an excerpt from House Beautiful, to save the house from destruction, Mr. Wilson purchased it and transformed it into a garden house of unlimited charm. A Franklin stove warms the interior in winter, and a little grating above carries heat to the upper chamber. The house stands at the end of a woodland walk in a setting of fine old trees and an informal planting.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cade Wilson (former owners and landscape designers, 1903-1957).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, maps and other information.
Publications:
This property was featured in House Beautiful, vol. 74, no. 3, September, 1933
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
NJ050000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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