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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 -- 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 -- Hauterive

Former owner:
Carpenter, Miles B. (Miles Burkholder), 1889-  Search this
Carpenter, Agnes Miles  Search this
Architect:
Emerson, William Ralph, 1833-1917  Search this
Andrews, Jaques & Rantoul  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marchand, Richard  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Postcards
Place:
Hauterive (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
General:
Postcard circa 1901-1915.
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
Driveways  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Tudor Revival  Search this
Woodlands  Search this
Lanterns  Search this
Trees  Search this
Mansions  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Richard Marchand historical postcard collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MAR, File ME004
See more items in:
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides)
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides) / Maine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mar-ref1371

Bar Harbor -- Far View

Former owner:
Rinehart, Mary Roberts, 1876-1958  Search this
Architect:
Andrews, Jaques & Rantoul  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marchand, Richard  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Postcards
Place:
Far View (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Varying Form:
Also known as Eaglesgate.
General:
Postcard circa 1901-1945.
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
Seaside gardening  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Woodlands  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Seashores  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Richard Marchand historical postcard collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MAR, File ME099
See more items in:
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides)
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides) / Maine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mar-ref1374

Bar Harbor -- Greenway Court

Former owner:
Pike, Charles B, Mrs  Search this
Harrison, Francis Burton, 1873-1957  Search this
Architect:
Andrews, Jaques & Rantoul  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marchand, Richard  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Postcards
Place:
Greenway Court (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
General:
Postcard circa 1901-1930.
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
Mansions  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Balustrades  Search this
Urns  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Woodlands  Search this
Porches  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Richard Marchand historical postcard collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MAR, File ME063
See more items in:
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides)
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides) / Maine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mar-ref1377

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