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Former owner:
Townsend, John Barnes, Mrs.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Paul, Oglesby  Search this
Paul And Ford  Search this
Lewis & Valentine Nurseries, Inc., Nurseryman  Search this
Eyre, Wilson, 1858-1944  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Archival materials
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County -- Radnor
Montrose (Radnor, Pennsylvania)
Scope and Contents note:
The folders include work sheets and copies of articles. Three 35 mm. slides are not catalogued.
Former Title:
General note:
Under the ownership of Mr. and Mrs. John Townsend, the property covered about 36 acres. It was planned and planted by Oglesby Paul in 1915. The property was sold in 1977 to Sun Co. for use as a management training center for the company and its subsidiaries. Additional buildings were erected on the site. In 1998, Villanova University bought the site and renamed it The Villanova Conference Center.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. John Barnes Townsend (former owners, 1914-?); Oglesby Paul (landscape architect); Wilson Eyre (architect); Sun Company (former owner, 1977-1998); and Villanova University (owner, 1998-present).
Related Archival Materials note:
Additional images located in Wilson Eyre Collection, Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania.
See others in:
Lewis & Valentine Collection, 1918-1970
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Radnor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
AAG.MCF, File PA048
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens