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Former owner:
Wheeler, George Major  Search this
Blair, DeWitt Clinton Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Stratton, Sidney V.  Search this
Andrews, Jaques & Rantoul  Search this
Landscape architect:
Greenleaf, James L., 1857-1933  Search this
Owens, F. W.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Archival materials
Blair Eyrie (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of book excerpts about the garden, one of which features a plan of the estate.
This Bar Harbor garden site was for many years the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Clinton Blair. The original house was designed by Sidney V. Stratton, while architects for the garden site were Andrews, Jaques & Rantoul. The gardens were designed by F. W. Owens and James L. Greenleaf. The gardens featured a formal design with a Japanese-style fountain as a focal point, although they were surrounded by native evergreen forest. A teahouse provided another Asian touch to the overall Italianate design. The house was razed about 1935, and after several changes in ownership in 1975 the property became the site of the Summit House Health Care Center.
Persons and firms associated with the property include: Major George Wheeler (former owner 1894-1895); Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Clinton Blair (former owners, c. 1901-1935); Sidney V. Stratton (architect); Andrews, Jaques & Rantoul (architects, before 1905); James L. Greenleaf (landscape architect, before 1933); and F. W. Owens (landscape architect, before 1935).
Related Materials:
Blair Eyrie related holdings consist of 1 folder (1 photoprint, 6 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:
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 ME051
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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