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Former owner:
Sherman, Gardiner  Search this
Landscape architect:
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959  Search this
Buckler, James R.  Search this
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Lamb & Rich  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Archival materials
Keewaydin (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folders includes worksheets and photocopies of articles and correspondence.
Keewaydin was a 23 acre property. Beatrix Farrand (1872 - 1953) designed the summer garden for financier Gardiner Sherman's shingle-style "cottage" in Bar Harbor, Maine. The garden featured a formal almond-shaped bed planted with roses and summer blooming flowers with a three-tiered fountain in the center. Other flower beds separated by lawn were augmented with decorative columns and other garden ornaments, stone benches and planted containers. The design included a rock garden and woods beyond the sloping lawns. A folly was modeled on the 18th century Temple of the Winds designed by Sir William Chambers. The house and garden were destroyed in 1947 in a fire that devastated Bar Harbor.
The Bar Harbor Keewaydin should not be confused with another property in Seal Harbor, Maine, also called Keewaydin, with a garden designed by Farrand. The Seal Harbor property was owned by Dr. Edward K. Dunham.
Persons associated with the garden include: Gardiner Sherman (former owner from 1898); Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959) (landscape architect); and Hugh Lamb (1849 - 1903) & Charles Alonzo Rich (1855 - 1943) (architects).
Related Materials:
Keewaydin related holdings consist of 1 folder (5 35 mm. slides; 1 glass lantern slide)
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 ME045
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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