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Bar Harbor -- Kenarden

Former owner:
Dorrance, Ethel Mallincknot  Search this
Collet, Ethel Dorrance  Search this
Kennedy, John Stewart  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Garden designer:
Bracale, Dennis  Search this
Landscape architect:
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959  Search this
Sculptor:
Soderholtz, Eric E.  Search this
Architect:
Rowe & Baker  Search this
Carroll, Grisdale & Van Alen  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Kenarden (Bar Harbor, Maine)
Date:
1930
Scope and Contents note:
The folders includes worksheets, historical information about the property, and a garden tour description.
General note:
The original gardens at Kenarden were designed by landscape architect Beatrix Jones Farrand (1872-1959) early in the last century and have been restored and replanted by the current owners. The gardens include a formal rose garden with boxwood edging that has a contemporary Lunaform urn at its center. The fomal sunken Italianate garden's balustrade and pergola were replicated by garden designer Dennis Bracale, and the flower beds were replanted. Urns created by Eric Ellis Soderholtz in the early 20th century are in situ in the Italianate garden as well as around the residence. Large cutting and vegetable gardens were installed in the same location as the historic gardens, alongside greenhouses. Many of the original outhouses remain on the property as well as mature specimens including a Japanese umbrella pine, a very large hawthorn tree, a mature gingko, and very mature pieris, kalmia and rhododendron. An iron fence surrounding the property was added with new perimeter plantings. The drive from the main entrance cuts through native woods that are maintained as a decorative feature.
Kenarden Lodge was one of the original summer properties built at the end of the 19th century in Mount Desert, Maine. The turreted mansion with its own electrical plant designed by New York architects Rowe and Baker in 1892 was torn down in the 1960s and another house was built in its place circa 1970 by the architectural firm Carroll, Grisdale & Van Alen. The first owner of the property was financier John Stewart Kennedy; the estate was sold in the 1930s to Ethel Mallinckrot Dorrance, widow of Dr. John Thompson Dorrance, a chemist at Campbell who invented condensed canned soups.
Encouraged by Beatrix Farrand, Eric Ellis Soderholtz switched from photography to manufacturing garden urns and other ornaments, some of which remain at Kenarden.
Persons associated with the garden include John Stewart Kennedy and members of the Kennedy family (former owners, 1892-1933); Ethel Mallinckrot Dorrance (former owner 1933-1958); Ethel Dorrance Colket (former owner 1958-1966); Rowe and Baker (architects of original house, 1892); Beatrix Jones Farrand (landscape architect, circa 1915); Carroll, Grisdale & Van Alen (architects of current house, 1970-1972; firm in business 1946-1973 ); AB & JR Hodgkins, Inc. (builders of current house, 1970-1972); Dennis Bracale, Gardens by Design (landscape designer).
See others in:
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
Holdings:
Kenarden related holdings consist of 3 folders (36 35 mm. slides; 15 digital images.; 4 photographic prints; 3 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: aag@si.edu.
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.
Topic:
Gardens -- Maine -- Bar Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, File ME044
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Maine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref8387

Bar Harbor -- Kenarden

Landscape architect:
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959  Search this
Garden designer:
Bracale, Dennis  Search this
Sculptor:
Soderholtz, Eric E.  Search this
Former owner:
Kennedy, John Stewart  Search this
Dorrance, Ethel Mallincknot  Search this
Collet, Ethel Dorrance  Search this
Architect:
Rowe & Baker  Search this
Carroll, Grisdale & Van Alen  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
J. Horace McFarland Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Kenarden (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folders includes worksheets, historical information about the property, and a garden tour description.
General:
The original gardens at Kenarden were designed by landscape architect Beatrix Jones Farrand (1872-1959) early in the last century and have been restored and replanted by the current owners. The gardens include a formal rose garden with boxwood edging that has a contemporary Lunaform urn at its center. The fomal sunken Italianate garden's balustrade and pergola were replicated by garden designer Dennis Bracale, and the flower beds were replanted. Urns created by Eric Ellis Soderholtz in the early 20th century are in situ in the Italianate garden as well as around the residence. Large cutting and vegetable gardens were installed in the same location as the historic gardens, alongside greenhouses. Many of the original outhouses remain on the property as well as mature specimens including a Japanese umbrella pine, a very large hawthorn tree, a mature gingko, and very mature pieris, kalmia and rhododendron. An iron fence surrounding the property was added with new perimeter plantings. The drive from the main entrance cuts through native woods that are maintained as a decorative feature.
Kenarden Lodge was one of the original summer properties built at the end of the 19th century in Mount Desert, Maine. The turreted mansion with its own electrical plant designed by New York architects Rowe and Baker in 1892 was torn down in the 1960s and another house was built in its place circa 1970 by the architectural firm Carroll, Grisdale & Van Alen. The first owner of the property was financier John Stewart Kennedy; the estate was sold in the 1930s to Ethel Mallinckrot Dorrance, widow of Dr. John Thompson Dorrance, a chemist at Campbell who invented condensed canned soups.
Encouraged by Beatrix Farrand, Eric Ellis Soderholtz switched from photography to manufacturing garden urns and other ornaments, some of which remain at Kenarden.
Persons associated with the garden include John Stewart Kennedy and members of the Kennedy family (former owners, 1892-1933); Ethel Mallinckrot Dorrance (former owner 1933-1958); Ethel Dorrance Colket (former owner 1958-1966); Rowe and Baker (architects of original house, 1892); Beatrix Jones Farrand (landscape architect, circa 1915); Carroll, Grisdale & Van Alen (architects of current house, 1970-1972; firm in business 1946-1973 ); AB & JR Hodgkins, Inc. (builders of current house, 1970-1972); Dennis Bracale, Gardens by Design (landscape designer).
Related Materials:
Kenarden related holdings consist of 3 folders (36 35 mm. slides; 15 digital images.; 4 photographic prints; 3 glass lantern slides)
See others in:
J. Horace McFarland Collection, 1900-1961
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 -- Maine -- Bar Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME044
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8150
Online Media:

Bar Harbor -- Bide-A-While

Architect:
Day, Frank Miles  Search this
Former owner:
Ketterlinus, John Louis  Search this
Marburg, Theodore  Search this
Landscape architect:
Bracale, Dennis  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Bide-A-While (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Bar Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets garden maps, photocopies of images and other information.
General:
Bide-A-While is a garden located on a 4.96 acres with a historic cottage situated the shore of Frenchman's Bay. This shingle style "cottage," designed by Frank Miles Day of Philadelphia, with Frederick L. Savage, supervising architect, was built of cedar shingles and Mount Desert granite in 1896 for Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Ketterlinus of Philadelphia. Mr. Ketterlinus owned a family lithography firm and Mrs. Ketterlinus was the daughter of one of John D. Rockefeller's original partners. The second owner was Theodore Marburg, Ambassador to Belgium.
Ostrich ferns are planted on each side of the winding driveway. To the left, in the foundation of the carriage house, are vegetables and special lettuces planted in an ornamental manner. Beyond is a rose garden planted primarily with David Austen roses, under-planted with perennial geraniums. A tea house overlooks the backyard's expansive lawn. There is a small shade garden under a stand of fir and golden chain trees. There are more than sixteen golden chain trees on the property. There are still many spruce trees over 100 years old on the property, even after a spruce bark beetle infestation in the area. Originally, as large white potted hydrangeas were placed near the entrance to the house, Annabelle hydrangeas, currently, have a large presence with various species of viburnum planted in borders which are reminiscent of the original Victorian moon garden.
There is a shaded path meandering through the woods, with remnants of a pool, a stream, and an old Italianate garden. The most notable plantings on the property are the perennial and annual borders that lead to the rocky seashore. The borders are reminiscent of the islands viewed from the long porch with the lawn representing Frenchman's Bay. A granite bench, found in pieces in the woods, now had a prominent place near a large Lunaform pot that draws the eyes to the hills of Gouldsboro. A number of Solderholtz urns, planters, and a bird bath provide additional accents.
See also Kenarden.
Persons associated with the garden include: J.L Ketterlinus (former owner, 1896), Theodore Mayburg (former owner, no dates), Louis Wolfe (former owner, 1976-1980), Trudy Sabol (garden designer, 2003-2011), Whitney Granholm (garden designer, 2012- ) and Dennis Bracale of Gardens By Design (restoration landscape architect, 2003), Frank Miles Day (architect, 1894-1896), Fred Savage (supervising architect, 1894-1896).
Related Materials:
Bide-A-While related holdings consist of 1 folder (25 digital images)
Additional materials also located in Maine Historic Preservation Commission.
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 -- Maine -- Bar Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME174
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8156

Northeast Harbor -- Western Way

Former owner:
Wheelwright, Mary C.  Search this
Jeffries, E.  Search this
McClennan, H.H.  Search this
Rivers, Henry C.  Search this
Miller, Gerald L.  Search this
Valenzuela Bock, Alex  Search this
Valenzuela Bock, Sally Tyson  Search this
Landscape architect:
Kettlety, Karen  Search this
Dindal, Christopher J.  Search this
Bracale, Dennis  Search this
Morgan Wheelock Incorporated  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Western Way (Northeast Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock -- Northeast Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and information about the history of the site.
General:
The first action taken by the owners of the one and one-third acres property was to replace the 19th century four-story shingle style cottage used as a reading room by the original owners, the Wheelwright family, with a modern multi-level house. The property is on a rocky cliff on Mount Desert Island facing the Atlantic Ocean with a 270 degree view. The differing levels and buildings are connected with native stone or wooden steps and wooden and native stone slab bridges over a wet weather stream. There is a shade garden nestled between buildings, a poppy-filled terrace shaded by tall evergreens that has two huge saucers, one a birdbath filled with water and the other a container garden filled with succulents. On the path that descends to the ocean there is a teak pergola with pink climbing roses and outdoor seating. There are two cutting gardens, a colorful one at the foundation of the house and the other filled with shade tolerant perennials under old growth fir trees. Further down the path there is a rock garden known as the hidden garden, with pots of grasses, herbs and succulents.
Most of the original native trees were preserved despite the new construction on the site, and were supplemented with other native specimens. Weather resistant turned concrete containers that are made in Maine and other planted containers are placed throughout on the stone steps and stone terrace as well as on the house's deck and bridge to the guest house/garage. Native grasses and mosses also fit into this garden's design.
Persons associated with the garden include Mary C. Wheelwright (former owner, -1919); E. Jeffries and H.H. McClennan (former owners, 1919- ); Henry C. Rivers (former owner, 1960's); Gerald L. Miller (former owner, 1971- ); Alex and Sally Tyson Valenzuela Bock (former owners, 1982-1995); Karen Kettlety (landscape architect, 2000- ); Christopher J. Dindal of Morgan Wheelock, Inc. (landscape architect, 2005- ); Dennis Bracale (landscape architect, 2007- )
Related Materials:
Western Way related holdings consist of 1 folder (31 digital images)
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 -- Maine -- Northeast Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME187
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8188

Northeast Harbor -- Blair Glen

Landscape architect:
Bracale, Dennis  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Blair Glen (Northeast Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock -- Northeast Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
General:
Located in a mossy glen of a northeastern spruce forest the gardens of this one-acre property reflect Asian design concepts as well as utilizing native materials. The contemporary tripartite house encloses a courtyard garden with a pond and waterfall inspired by Daisen-in, a 16th century Japanese garden. Seen through antique Chinese carved wooden screens and many windows the courtyard and stroll gardens bring the forest into the house. Japanese maples planted on either side of the courtyard circa 2003 have grown and been trained to merge or pleach overhead to form a canopy. River birch, white birch, dogwood, serviceberry and hemlock were planted around the house. The property is on a granite ledge and had many of its own moss and lichen covered rocks that were augmented by native specimens retrieved from abandoned quarries. Twice a year a blower is used to clear fallen twigs and pine needles from the moss floor in the spruce forest, and once a year the moss is sprayed with a buttermilk mixture to encourage growth. A folly built from mossy fieldstones can be found in the spruce forest. Crushed granite walkways lead to the house and through the woodlands garden.
Persons associated with the garden include Dennis Bracale (landscape architect, 2002- ).
Related Materials:
Blair Glen related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 digital images)
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 -- Maine -- Northeast Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME188
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8189

Seal Harbor -- Cliff Garden

Landscape architect:
Bracale, Dennis  Search this
Chassé, Patrick  Search this
Stone mason:
Gammelin, Jeff  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Cliff Garden (Seal Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Seal Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
Broad flower beds of perennials and annuals bring color and romance to the ocean side location of Cliff Garden, a seven-acre property atop an 80-foot drop to the Atlantic Ocean. The flower beds surround an ovoid lawn that features an antique marble table from India. The garden is entered from the circular driveway by crossing a wooden bridge and going through an Asian-inspired pergola. In addition to the main flower garden there is a cutting garden next to a garage, grass walks around the house leading to the cliff that are bordered with beds of shrubs and flowering shrubs, woodlands, and naturalized plantings in the center of the driveway in front of the house.
The garden was established in 2003 with the assistance of landscape architect Patrick Chassé (ASLA). Hardscaping includes stone stairs leading down from the house to the garden, benches, and large native boulders amidst the flower beds. An electrified deer fence protects the garden.
Persons associated with the garden include Dennis Bracale of Gardens by Design (landscape designer, 2004-2009); Patrick Chassé, ASLA (landscape designer, 2003); Jeff Gammelin of Freshwater Stone (stone mason, 2002).
Related Materials:
Cliff Garden related holdings consist of 1 folders (19 35 mm. slides (photographs))
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 -- Maine -- Seal Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME131
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8202
Online Media:

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