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Former owner:
Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909  Search this
Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986  Search this
Landscape architect:
Wadley & Smythe  Search this
Architect:
Carrère & Hastings  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Arden House (Harriman, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Orange County -- Harriman
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and part of a brochure describing the conference center.
General:
Arden House sits on land in Orange County, New York, originally purchased by Edward Henry (E.H.) Harriman in 1885, atop a ridge with the valley of the Ramapo River on one side and the Forest and Cranberry lakes on the other. The house was designed by architects Carrere & Hastings, with landscape architecture by Wadley & Smythe. Harriman's son, W. Averell Harriman, was given the house by his widowed mother in 1915. Following use by the Navy in World War II, the house was given to Columbia University in 1950. It became a National Historic Landmark in 1966 and is now used as a conference center.
Persons and firms associated with the property include: Edward Henry (E.H.) Harriman (former owner, 1885-1909); W. Averell (William Averell) Harriman (former owner, 1915-1950); Wadley & Smythe (landscape architects); and Carrere & Hastings (architects).
Related Materials:
Arden House related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Harriman  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY361
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26799