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Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill) -- Butterworth Garden

Former owner:
Butterworth, J. Warner  Search this
Butterworth, Alice Wood, d. 1952  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Creator:
Zantzinger, Borie & Medary  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Butterworth Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia -- Chestnut Hill
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information about the house and garden.
General:
The home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Warner Butterworth, this site was located on Crefeld Street in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. Sloping downhill toward Wissahickon Creek, the property was well-suited for the terrace that was the focus of its garden design. It is likely that Thomas W. Sears, who took the photographs of the garden, was also its landscape architect, although it may have been the work of his firm, Sears & Wendell. In 1913 Sears had worked with Charles L. Borie, Jr., of the architectural firm Zantzinger, Borie & Medary, on the design of Chanticleer, and the same firm was responsible for the 1915 design of the Butterworth house. The terrace at the back of the house featured an outdoor seating area and views of surrounding woodlands, along with an adjacent flower garden. Stonework compatible with the stone used in the house solidly grounded the design, but was softened by plantings of shrubs and flowering trees.
Persons and firms associated with the site include J. Warner and Alice Wood Butterworth (former owners, circa 1915-1930); Thomas W. Sears (landscape architect, circa 1915-1920); Sears & Wendell (landscape architects, circa 1915-1920); and Zantzinger, Borie & Medary (architects, circa 1915-1920).
Related Materials:
Butterworth Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 glass negatives)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, File PA752
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Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6748c4d3f-cfa6-4f61-9bfd-89017be5e075
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref4225

[Butterworth Garden]: the house and grounds seen through trees.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (black-and-white, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Butterworth Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia -- Chestnut Hill
Date:
[between 1915 and 1920]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Woodlands  Search this
Foundation planting  Search this
Houses  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item PA752001
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Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / Pennsylvania / PA752: Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill) -- Butterworth Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a3dc3091-1d74-477d-b4ef-098bd7cd2b40
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref6074

[Butterworth Garden]: stone walkways and terrace.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (black-and-white, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Butterworth Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia -- Chestnut Hill
Date:
[between 1915 and 1920]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Tables, wooden  Search this
Chairs -- wooden  Search this
Walkways, flagstone  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Terraces  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item PA752002
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / Pennsylvania / PA752: Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill) -- Butterworth Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6f7620c3f-2bd5-4042-8d9c-09ccdb31ebdd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref6075

[Butterworth Garden]: house, terrace, and hillside plantings.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (black-and-white, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Butterworth Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia -- Chestnut Hill
Date:
[between 1915 and 1920]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Tables, wooden  Search this
Chairs -- wooden  Search this
Foundation planting  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Terraces  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item PA752003
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / Pennsylvania / PA752: Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill) -- Butterworth Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6d5de0f2a-ef2c-4409-8c98-343a23498590
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref6076

[Butterworth Garden]: looking uphill to the house.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (black-and-white, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Butterworth Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia -- Chestnut Hill
Date:
[between 1915 and 1920]
General:
"Don't print" is written in opaque paint on the back, right side.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Houses -- stone  Search this
Awnings  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Foundation planting  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item PA752004
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / Pennsylvania / PA752: Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill) -- Butterworth Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c2807a3a-cea4-4213-af7c-13c97e5955d9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref6077

[Butterworth Garden]: side of the house with terrace entrance.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (black-and-white, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Butterworth Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia -- Chestnut Hill
Date:
[between 1915 and 1920]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Houses -- stone  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Doorways  Search this
Foundation planting  Search this
Terraces  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item PA752005
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / Pennsylvania / PA752: Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill) -- Butterworth Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6f972fc1c-1832-444d-93e5-f08e8f2eaae6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref6078
Online Media:

[Butterworth Garden]: house, terrace, and hillside plantings.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (black-and-white, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Butterworth Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia -- Chestnut Hill
Date:
[between 1915 and 1920]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Tables, wooden  Search this
Chairs -- wooden  Search this
Foundation planting  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Terraces  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item PA752006
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / Pennsylvania / PA752: Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill) -- Butterworth Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a85c66d0-f189-4df5-9284-80e969a6406c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref6079

[Butterworth Garden]: driveway, garage, and house.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (black-and-white, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Butterworth Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia -- Chestnut Hill
Date:
[between 1915 and 1920]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Driveways, circular  Search this
Arcades (Architecture)  Search this
Arches  Search this
Gates  Search this
Garages  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item PA752007
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / Pennsylvania / PA752: Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill) -- Butterworth Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6785f6d62-3aaa-4997-a6af-d3cf4a5b31d4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref6080
Online Media:

[Butterworth Garden]: a view from the terrace of the surrounding grounds.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (black-and-white, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Butterworth Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia -- Chestnut Hill
Date:
[between 1915 and 1920]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Terraces  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item PA752008
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / Pennsylvania / PA752: Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill) -- Butterworth Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb656117a29-5e4a-4090-85ba-7c7c049d6456
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref6081

[Butterworth Garden]: looking toward the house and terrace.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (black-and-white, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Butterworth Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia -- Chestnut Hill
Date:
[between 1915 and 1920]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Tables, wooden  Search this
Houses -- stone  Search this
Foundation planting  Search this
Chairs -- wooden  Search this
Terraces  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item PA752009
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / Pennsylvania / PA752: Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill) -- Butterworth Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb602b3399b-4e38-450e-8b65-96aaf9782b17
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref6082

[Butterworth Garden]: terrace wall and flowering trees.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (black-and-white, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Butterworth Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia -- Chestnut Hill
Date:
[between 1915 and 1920]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Woodlands  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Terraces  Search this
Flowering trees  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item PA752010
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / Pennsylvania / PA752: Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill) -- Butterworth Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb670972afe-7ecc-426a-a4e1-4804a3f6d4a7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref6083

[Butterworth Garden]: stone terrace and house.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (black-and-white, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Butterworth Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia -- Chestnut Hill
Date:
[between 1915 and 1920]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Tables, wooden  Search this
Chairs -- wooden  Search this
Arcades (Architecture)  Search this
Walkways, flagstone  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Terraces  Search this
Houses -- stone  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item PA752011
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / Pennsylvania / PA752: Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill) -- Butterworth Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6721840b0-627a-4778-9460-5da1ab7d2067
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref6084

[Butterworth Garden]: looking across terrace toward garden and neighboring house.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (black-and-white, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Butterworth Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia -- Chestnut Hill
Date:
[between 1915 and 1920]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Chairs -- wooden  Search this
Balconies  Search this
Walkways, flagstone  Search this
Birdbaths  Search this
Arbors  Search this
Foundation planting  Search this
Terraces  Search this
Houses  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item PA752012
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / Pennsylvania / PA752: Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill) -- Butterworth Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6fcc7de38-1c25-416e-aad6-242a34173094
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref6085

[Butterworth Garden]: the flower garden, with a neighboring house beyond.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (black-and-white, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Butterworth Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia -- Chestnut Hill
Date:
[between 1915 and 1920]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Bulbs  Search this
Birdbaths  Search this
Arbors  Search this
Evergreens  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Houses  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item PA752013
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Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / Pennsylvania / PA752: Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill) -- Butterworth Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb64aeb3f5a-b2f7-40f8-86e3-33b3a6c3adc9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref6086

[Butterworth Garden]: house, terrace, and hillside plantings.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (black-and-white, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Butterworth Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia -- Chestnut Hill
Date:
[between 1915 and 1920]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Tables, wooden  Search this
Chairs -- wooden  Search this
Walkways, stone  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Foundation planting  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item PA752014
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / Pennsylvania / PA752: Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill) -- Butterworth Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb63230fcd8-9b72-4aa0-86da-d371f48689b3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref6087

[Butterworth Garden]: looking from the flower garden along the terrace with the house on the right.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (black-and-white, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Butterworth Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia -- Chestnut Hill
Date:
[between 1915 and 1920]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Birdbaths  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Bulbs  Search this
Chairs -- wooden  Search this
Tables, wooden  Search this
Foundation planting  Search this
Balconies  Search this
Evergreens  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Terraces  Search this
Houses -- stone  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item PA752015
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / Pennsylvania / PA752: Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill) -- Butterworth Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb69d680bc1-b617-43da-81fe-ce83bc1e3902
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref6088

[Butterworth Garden]: side of the house and terrace.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (black-and-white, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Butterworth Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia -- Chestnut Hill
Date:
[between 1915 and 1920]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Houses -- stone  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Tables, wooden  Search this
Chairs -- wooden  Search this
Foundation planting  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Terraces  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item PA752016
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / Pennsylvania / PA752: Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill) -- Butterworth Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6b266510c-3378-49dd-85ed-f59c15bae3aa
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref6089

Philadelphia -- Bartram's Garden

Former owner:
Bartram, John  Search this
Eastwick, Andrew  Search this
Gardener:
Meehan, Thomas  Search this
Architect:
Sloan, Samuel  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Bartram's Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet; brochures; biographical sketch of John Bartram; newspaper, journal, and magazine articles; and Bartram Broadside (Winter 1994-1995).
General:
The Bartram gardens were the first real botanic gardens developed in America. In 1728, John Bartram bought land at Gray's Ferry for a botanical garden. The borders are laid out in squares and rectangles, but not in a formal manner. Andrew M. Eastwick purchased the property in 1850 in order to protect the site from destruction from industrial sprawl. After Andrew Eastwick's death, the garden was neglected until Thomas Meehan, Eastwick's gardener, persuaded the City of Philadelphia to buy the site for a park in 1891. In 1893, John Bartram's descendants formed an Association to preserve the garden. Historic buildings on the property include a house, stable, sheds, barn, icehouse, seed house, and stone cider mill. A restoration project began in 1981. In 1982-1988, an adjacent industrial tract was reclaimed to function as a 15-acre meadow. Highlights of the garden include a vegetable garden, River's Edge Trail, Bartram oak, and flower gardens. The garden is open to the public.
Persons associated with the garden include: John Bartram (former owner, 1727); Bartram descendants (former owners, ?-1850); Andrew Eastwick (former owner, 1850-1891); Thomas Meehan (gardener, ca. 1850s); Samuel Sloan (architect of barn, which burned in 1896); John Bartram Association (administration, 1893-present); Fairmount Park Commission (administration); and City of Philadelphia (owner, 1891-present).
Related Materials:
Bartram's Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (2 glass lantern slides, 2 35 mm. slides, and 1 photoprint)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb63c242e83-de36-4791-82a0-2856e87aee92
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16497

Philadelphia -- Grumblethorpe

Former owner:
Wister Family  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Grumblethorpe (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and articles.
General:
The house was built by the Wister family in 1744 and is now in the business section of Germantown. The property covered an area of 1888 feet by 450 feet, having a central walk, box border, and arbors. Charles Wister, in ca. 1819, removed overgrown boxwood edging and replaced it with trellises with climbing vines at the intersections of the main and secondary gravel walks. The overall garden remained geometric. The rear parterres were used for vegetable gardening.
Persons associated with the garden include: Wister family, John and Daniel (former owners, 1744); and Charles Wister (former owner, 1806).
Related Materials:
Grumblethorpe related holdings consist of 1 folder (2 glass lantern slides and 1 35mm. slide)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA003
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb669c865f3-4c9b-4c0c-a802-e7427d80bd09
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16499

Philadelphia -- Belfield

Former owner:
Wister Family  Search this
Starr, Sarah Logan Wister, 1873-1956  Search this
Wister, Sarah Logan Fisher, 1806-1891  Search this
Wister, John, d. 1900  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Belfield (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet; Wister articles by La Salle University; copy of written presentation by Mary R. E. Wister (November 4, 1909); and copy of letter from Coleman Sellers (grandson of Charles Wilson Peale) to Thomas Stewardson (March 21, 1900).
General:
The property, home of Charles Wilson Peale, lies on the outskirts of Germantown. Peale developed the estate from a one hundred acre farm, laying out his garden with box-bordered walks, lilacs, summer houses, arches, and pools. William Logan Fisher bought the property, which adjoined the Fisher estate (Wakefield) and the Logan estate (Stenton), in ca. 1825. He bought it for his daughter, Sarah on her marriage to William Wister. Sarah Logan Wister Starr, granddaughter of the former couple and daughter of John Wister inherited the estate. She added telepone and electricity with underground cables so that the garden would not be disturbed with poles. Sarah's husband, James Starr, added water and rock gardens, while she added a garden of 100 hybrid tea roses. A Chinese style garden was added after a trip to China in 1933.
Persons associated with the garden include: Charles Wilson Peale (former owner, 1780); Sarah Logan Fisher Wister (former owner, 1823); John Wister (former owner); Sarah Logan Wister Starr (former owner, 1922-1956); and La Salle University (owners of portions of property and house, 1926, 1984).
PA006003 is 35 mm. copy of painting.
Related Materials:
Belfield related holdings consist of 1 folder (2 glass lantern slides and 2 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA006
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb635ae9776-662b-4845-a51f-550356edc866
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16500

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