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Former owner:
Bowen, Joseph T.  Search this
Bowen, Louise DeKoven  Search this
Bowen, Joseph T. Mrs.  Search this
Jacques, Herbert  Search this
Andrews, Jaques & Rantoul  Search this
Landscape architect:
Jacques, Herbert  Search this
Chilman, Arthur  Search this
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Archival materials
Baymeath (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet and copy of article.
"Baymeath" was a southern colonial house four miles from Bar Harbor Village. It was situated on a hillside from which a series of terraces led down to the bay. One of these, formerly a tennis court, was a formal garden enclosed by vine-covered stone walls on two sides and high fences with actinidia on the other two. Beyond the house, another lattice-enclosed garden stood with a rose bed. Climbing roses covered all the fences. Another rose arbor led into the woods where lupine, day lilies, and wild roses grew. From all these gardens, a wide view of Frenchman's Bay added contrast to the color of the northern flowers. The house was razed in 1979.
Person(s) associated with the garden property include(s): Louise DeKoven Bowen (former owner, 1895-1953); Andrews, Jaques and Rantoul (architects); Herbert Jacques (architect and landscape architect); and Arthur Chilman (gardener).
Related Materials:
Baymeath related holdings consist of 1 folder (15 glass lantern 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:
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.
Gardens -- Maine -- Bar Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
AAG.GCA, File ME001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens