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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
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Bar Harbor -- Baymeath

Former owner:
Bowen, Joseph T.  Search this
Bowen, Louise DeKoven  Search this
Bowen, Joseph T. Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Jacques, Herbert  Search this
Andrews, Jaques & Rantoul  Search this
Landscape architect:
Jacques, Herbert  Search this
Gardener:
Chilman, Arthur  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
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.
General:
"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: 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 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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8142

Bar Harbor -- Aldersea

Former owner:
Prentis, Henry M.  Search this
Coles, Edward  Search this
Coles, Mary R.  Search this
Architect:
Pearce, John  Search this
Landscape architect:
Chassé, Patrick  Search this
Sculptor:
Soderholtz, Eric E.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Aldersea (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Bar Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
A nine acre property with woodlands and an ocean view has a modern, geometric style house built in the 1970s, replacing a 19th century summer house. The garden designed by landscape architect Patrick Chassé surrounds the house and terrace, with a manageably sized lawn, adding color but also complimenting the house's lines and angles. This semi-formal garden is enclosed in a wooden fence with a decorative gate. Features include an antique birdbath and large jar made by Maine potter Eric Ellis Soderholtz and a small round pool cut into the terrace with sculptures of bronze herons. Across the driveway there is a large cutting garden enclosed by deer fencing. Adironadack chairs are scattered on the lawn on the ocean side of the house, with a view of Cromwell Cove and the wildflower garden that separates the lawn from the beach.
Persons associated with the garden include: Henry M. Prentis (former owner, circa 1860); Edward Coles and Molly Coles (former owners, late 1860s and circa 1900-circa 1943); Jackson Laboratory (former owners, 1943-1963); John Pearce (architect, 1973); Patrick Chassé (landscape architect, 1990-1992); Eric Ellis Soderholtz (sculptor).
Related Materials:
Aldersea related holdings consist of 2 folder (2 lantern slides; 27 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 -- Bar Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME010
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-ref8148

Bar Harbor -- Keewaydin

Former owner:
Sherman, Gardiner  Search this
Landscape architect:
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959  Search this
Provenance:
Buckler, James R.  Search this
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Architect:
Lamb & Rich  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
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.
General:
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: 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 ME045
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-ref8151

Bar Harbor -- Reef Point

Former owner:
Jones, Mary Cadwalader  Search this
Farrand, Max, 1869-1945  Search this
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959  Search this
Landscape architect:
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959  Search this
Provenance:
Buckler, James R.  Search this
Architect:
Rotch and Tilden  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Reef Point (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folders includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
Landscape designer Beatrix Farrand (1872 - 1959) spent her childhood summers at Reef Point on Mount Desert Island in Maine, a six-acre property with distinct garden rooms that featured native plants and panoramas of trees set against the ocean vista. According to landscape historian Judith Tankard the front of the half-timbered house supported flowering vines including clematis, jasmine, wisteria and hydrangea. A stone terrace facing the water had a rose garden complimented by gray foliage plants. In the acid soil banks of azaleas grew on slopes that led to the bay. There was an informal perennial garden sheltered by hemlocks, a vegetable garden, a small rock garden, a bog plantation, a large heather garden, and carpets of ground covers including bunchberry, ferns, trilliums, and ginger. Besides areas for seating and entertaining the grounds resembled an arboretum of spruce and Asian shrubs. Farrand inherited Reef Point after her mother's death and it became her permanent home in 1941.
Circa 1939 Farrand incorporated Reef Point Gardens as a botanical garden and reference library to be used by students of outdoor life and gardening. Her own professional papers and those of English garden designer Gertrude Jekyll were made available for study along with illustrations of European gardens that had influenced Farrand, thousands of books including English herbals, a herbarium of 1,800 plant species found at Reef Point, and the garden slides of garden architect Mary Rutherfurd Jay (1872 - 1953). The center was closed and the garden was dismantled by Farrand in 1955 due to lack of funds and a dearth of visitors to the area, which is near Acadia National Park. Farrand's and Jekyll's documents were sent to the University of California at Berkeley.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mary Cadwalader Rawle Jones (1850 - 1935) (former owner, 1882 until 1935); Beatrix (1872 - 1959) and Max (1869 - 1945) Farrand (former owners, 1941 - 1955); Arthur Rotch (1850 - 1894) & George Thomas Tilden (1845 - 1919) (architects, 1883); Beatrix Farrand (landscape designer).
Related Materials:
Reef Point related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 35 mm slides; 2 glass lantern slide)
Additional materials also located in University of California, Berkeley.
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 ME047
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-ref8152

Bar Harbor -- The Farm House

Former owner:
McCormick, Mildred Day  Search this
Landscape architect:
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959  Search this
Smith, Ann Leighton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Farm House (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, photocopies of articles, and photocopies of Farrand's designs.
General:
One of the earliest Mount Desert Island dwellings, The Farm House was built in 1800 and extensively remodeled circa 1925. The garden designed by Beatrix Farrand (1872 - 1959) for the eight-acre Bar Harbor property was installed in 1923 and amended over the next five years. Farrand moved the main entrance of the shingled cottage to the opposite side of the house and added a small stone terrace. The main garden areas were now behind the house and featured two 80-foot long borders along a gravel path planted with massed drifts of summer annuals in a style developed by the English garden designer Gertrude Jekyll (1843 - 1932) for her own pastel border. That style has been described as impressionistic, with blooms of blended colors cascading over the walk, generously massed with attention paid to texture and foliage. Each of the three garden rooms - the borders, the orchard and the vegetable garden -was enclosed by hedges of arborvitae. Gates designed by Farrand divided the rooms and each area had benches she designed as well.
When The Farmhouse changed hands within the McCormick family in the 1980's the carefully designed flower borders were in decline but the structure of the garden remained. The current owners have undertaken the restoration of the long borders more in keeping with Farrand's original plans but with plant substitutions that simplify upkeep and reduce the expense. Changes include planting more perennials, especially astilbe, and replacing hollyhocks with sunflowers. The peak blooming season has been shortened to the two months the family is in residence rather than the six month flowering season envisioned by Farrand.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mildred Day McCormick (former owner, circa 1920 to circa 1980); Arthur McFarland (architect); Beatrix Farrand (1872 - 1959) (landscape architect, 1923-1928) and Ann Leighton Smith (restoration landscape architect, ca. 1982).
Related Materials:
The Farm House related holdings consist of 2 folders (15 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: 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 ME048
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-ref8153

Bar Harbor -- Blair Eyrie

Former owner:
Wheeler, George Major  Search this
Blair, DeWitt Clinton Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
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
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
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.
General:
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: 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 ME051
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-ref8154

Bar Harbor -- Garland Farm

Landscape architect:
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959  Search this
Architect:
Patterson, Robert W.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Garland Farm (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folders includes a work sheet, features plan, and articles.
General:
After Beatrix Farrand moved from Reef Point, she built an addition for herself onto the home of Lewis and Amy Garland, the longtime caretakers of Reef Point. Farrand selected her favorite plants and architectural elements and transplanted them to Garland Farm. After Farrand's death in 1959, the Garland's took care of the garden until they sold the property in ca. 1969. The front garden was framed with Reef Point fence and incorporated Asian and native plants. The main garden, at the back of the wing, contained elements of Farrand's herbaceous plant collection. This garden consists of rectangular beds with gravel paths between. The central panels are mostly heaths and heathers from Farrand's collection. On January 9, 2004, Garland Farm was purchased by the Beatrix Farrand Society. Their purpose is to repair the house and restore the gardens back to Farrand's design in order to serve as a center for research and activities.
Person(s) associated with the garden include(s): Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Garland (former owners); Amy Garland (former owner, 1964-1970); Ms. Helena and Mr. Jerome C. Goff (former owners, 1970-1993); Robert W. Patterson (architect of back wing (1955-1956); and Beatrix Farrand (landscape architect, 1955-1959).
Related Materials:
Garland Farm related holdings consist of 2 folders (6 8 X10 photoprints and 10 35 mm. slides)
See others in:
Roche Collection, ca. 1954-1970.
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 ME112
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
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8155

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

[Baymeath]: pool with sculpture, "Wildflower," surrounded by flower-covered walls and wooden gate.

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Maine -- Bar Harbor
Baymeath (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Date:
[1920?]
General:
Historic plate number: "2."
Historic plate caption: "Mount[obscured by AAG label], Mrs. Joseph T. Bowen, Formal Garden, Hulls Cove."
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:
Summer  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Urns  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Vines  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Walls  Search this
Walled gardens  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Bar Harbor  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item ME001001
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The Garden Club of America collection
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[Baymeath]: perennials beds surround grass walkway to Bay.

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Baymeath (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Date:
[1920?]
General:
Historic plate number: "3, 8."
Historic plate caption: "Mount[obscured by AAG label], Mrs. Joseph T. Bowen, Bar Harbor."
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:
Summer  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Delphinium  Search this
Astilbes  Search this
Bays  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Walls  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Bar Harbor  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item ME001002
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine / ME001: Bar Harbor -- Baymeath
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Mongazon

Former owner:
Heard, James D., Mrs  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Mongazon (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Historic plate number: "4."
Historic plate caption: "Mount [obscured], Mrs. James D. Heard, Bar Harbor."
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:
Summer  Search this
Lakes  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Bar Harbor  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item ME003001
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine / ME003: Bar Harbor -- Mongazon
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Hauterive

Creator:
Carpenter, Agnes Miles  Search this
Edenfield  Search this
Lyon, Samuel  Search this
Carpenter, Miles B. (Miles Burkholder), 1889-  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Hauterive (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
The house was torn down in 1964-65. The property was the Frenchman Bay Motel and in 1987, it was a Holiday Inn (The Regency Hotel).
Historic plate number: "6."
Historic plate caption: "Mount Desert, Miss Agnes Miles Carpenter, Persian Pool in Rose Garden."
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:
Summer  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Rose gardens  Search this
Elm  Search this
Trees  Search this
Roses  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Bar Harbor  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item ME004001
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine / ME004: Bar Harbor -- Hauterive
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Hauterive

Creator:
Carpenter, Agnes Miles  Search this
Edenfield  Search this
Lyon, Samuel  Search this
Carpenter, Miles B. (Miles Burkholder), 1889-  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Hauterive (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
The house was torn down in 1964-65. The property was the Frenchman Bay Motel and in 1987, it was a Holiday Inn (The Regency Hotel).
Historic plate number: "7."
Historic plate caption: "Mount [Desert], Miss Agnes Miles Carpenter, Bar Harbor."
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:
Summer  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Trees  Search this
Terraces (land forms)  Search this
Balustrades  Search this
Lakes  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Bar Harbor  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item ME004002
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine / ME004: Bar Harbor -- Hauterive
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Hauterive

Creator:
Carpenter, Agnes Miles  Search this
Edenfield  Search this
Lyon, Samuel  Search this
Carpenter, Miles B. (Miles Burkholder), 1889-  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Hauterive (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
The house was torn down in 1964-65. The property was the Frenchman Bay Motel and in 1987 became a Holiday Inn (The Regency Hotel).
Historic plate number: "8."
Historic plate caption: "Mou [nt Desert], Miss Agnes Miles Carpenter, Annual Garden."
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:
Summer  Search this
Annuals (Plants)  Search this
Stones  Search this
Urns  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Walls  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Bar Harbor  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item ME004003
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine / ME004: Bar Harbor -- Hauterive
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Archives of American Gardens
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Buonriposo

Former owner:
Fabbri, Shepard, Mrs  Search this
Creator:
Fabbri, Ernesto  Search this
Fabbri, Alessandro  Search this
Mcmurtry, George, Mrs  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Buonriposo (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Buonriposo is an Italian Villa with wide terraces just above the sea. There is a typical Italian Garden with a fountain as its main accent, surrounded by formal beds, tempting seats, and cedars planted at appropriate intersections. The house was torn down in 1963.
Historic plate number: "9."
Historic plate caption: "Moun[t Desert], Mrs. Shepard Fabbri."
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:
Summer  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Cedar  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Bar Harbor  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item ME005001
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine / ME005: Bar Harbor -- Buonriposo
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Buonriposo

Creator:
Fabbri, Shepard, Mrs  Search this
Fabbri, Ernesto  Search this
Fabbri, Alessandro  Search this
Mcmurtry, George, Mrs  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Buonriposo (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Buonriposo is an Italian Villa with wide terraces just above the sea. There is a typical Italian Garden with a fountain as its main accent, surrounded by formal beds, tempting seats, and cedars planted at appropriate intersections. The house was torn down in 1963.
Historic plate number: "10."
Historic plate caption: "Mount [Desert], Mrs. Shepard Fabbri, Bar Harbor."
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:
Summer  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Cedar  Search this
Edging (inorganic)  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Bricks  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Bar Harbor  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item ME005002
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine / ME005: Bar Harbor -- Buonriposo
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Archives of American Gardens
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Patterson Garden

Former owner:
Patterson, William A., Mrs  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Patterson Garden (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Historic plate number: "12."
Historic plate caption: "Mount [Desert], Mrs. William E. Patterson, Small Pool."
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:
Summer  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Herons  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Bar Harbor  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item ME006001
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine / ME006: Bar Harbor -- Patterson Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Tanglewold

Creator:
Young, A. Murray, Mrs.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Tanglewold (Bar Harbor, Maine)
Maine -- Bar Harbor
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
A place on the village street was that of Mrs. Murray Young, approach is through a high arborvitae hedge. The planting in the resxt of the house has a slope that has been graded in order to provide a view of the mountains. The garden contained a good deal of heliotrope and pink verbena, planted alternately.
Historic plate number: "14."
Historic plate caption: "Mou[nt Desert], Mrs. A. Murray Young, Bar Harbor."
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:
Summer  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Sundials  Search this
Mountains  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Bar Harbor  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item ME008001
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine / ME008: Bar Harbor -- Tanglewold
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Aldersea

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Aldersea (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Historic plate number: "16."
Historic plate caption: "Mount [Desert], Miss Mary R. Coles, Bar Harbor."
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:
Summer  Search this
Walls, brick  Search this
Containers  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Terra-cotta  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Bar Harbor  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item ME010001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine / ME010: Bar Harbor -- Aldersea
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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