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Brookville -- Hillwood

Former owner:
Hutton, Edward F. Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Prime, William A. Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Post, Marjorie Merriweather  Search this
Landscape architect:
Coffin, Marian Cruger, 1876-1957  Search this
Architect:
Hart, Charles M.  Search this
Hart & Shape  Search this
Owner:
Long Island University. C. W. Post College  Search this
Suppliers:
Lewis & Valentine Nurseries, Inc.  Search this
Provenance:
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
New York (State) -- Brookville
Hillwood (Brookville, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Oyster Bay -- Brookville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, landscape plans, copies of photographs, and copies of articles and programs.
General:
This Hillwood was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Hutton. After the Hutton's divorce in 1935, Hillwood became the property of Marjorie (formerly Mrs. Hutton) and her second husband Joseph E. Davies. Mrs. E. F. Hutton, after several divorces, was later known as Mrs. Marjorie Merriweather Post. Long Island University bought the property in 1947 to use it as one of their off-campus locations. Classes began in the mansion in 1951. The University then named the property after Marjorie Merriweather Post's father, Charles William Post, to become C. W. Post College. In 1955, Mrs. Post built a separate estate in Washington, DC, and named it "Hillwood." This is now Hillwood Museum and Gardens.
(The Fine Arts Center, located on the college property, was originally owned by Mr. E.F. Hutton, who built it after his divorce from Marjorie. He hired Marian Coffin to design this property as well.)
Persons and organizations associated with this garden include: Mr. and Mrs. William A. Prime (former owners, 1911); Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Hutton (former owners, 1921-ca.1940); Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Davies (former owners); (Marian Coffin (landscape architect, 1921-1929); Charles M. Hart (architect, 1921); Hart & Shape (architects); and Long Island University, C.W. Post College (owners, 1947-present).
Earliest slides are taken from published sources.
Related Materials:
Hillwood related holdings consist of 3 folders (20 35 mm. slides)
Another repository of images (23) of this garden is the Richard E. Ballard Collection at Winterthur Museum, Delaware.
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 -- New York -- Brookville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY460
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref27001

Colorado Springs -- Mesacrest

Former owner:
Black, R. Clifford  Search this
Fung, Reginald P. Dr.  Search this
Parsons, Critchell  Search this
Schwab, Earl H.  Search this
Kipp, Fred R.  Search this
Preston, William J. Dr.  Search this
Former resident:
McLean, Evalyn Walsh, 1886-1947  Search this
Landscape architect:
Deboer, S. R.  Search this
Bell, Fawn Hayes  Search this
Miller, Amy  Search this
Contractor:
Chambers, Charles W.  Search this
Horticulturist:
Miller, Shannon  Search this
Architect:
Hart & Shape  Search this
Gardener:
Fredell Enterprises  Search this
Provenance:
Broadmoor Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Mesacrest (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
United States of America -- Colorado -- El Paso County -- Colorado Springs
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, a copy of the garden plan, detailed plant lists, photocopies of newspaper articles about the 1947 sale of the house, and photocopies of memos regarding the 1990s restoration/improvement project. The garden is noted for its restoration of original design elements in a more contemporary environment, as well as its lush plantings of perennials and magnificent scenic setting.
General:
This 3.1-acre garden site, with an adjoining 6.1 acres, was originally part of a 15-acre estate. The English Tudor style house was completed in 1928, and the original landscape plan was conceived by S. R. DeBoer of Denver, although few of the original plantings remain. The existence of many early drawings and plant lists, however, have enabled the current landscape architect, Fawn Hayes Bell, to restore much of DeBoer's design while adapting the grounds to reflect the lifestyle of the current owners. The garden style is derived from a blend of English Tudor elements (to reflect the style of the house) and the natural Colorado setting.
Contemporary improvements include a formal drive; central jardiniere; an architectural pergola of natural stone, brick, cast concrete, and wood; a garden folly in the form of a chapel ruin with steps and views into the surrounding native areas; new gate piers; natural stone terrace walls; a vegetable and fruit garden with unique lattice fencing; a small wall fountain; a sundial; xeriscape areas; extensive rose hedges; gravel walks; perennial beds; and a melding of exotic and native trees and shrubs.
Persons associated with the property include: R. Clifford Black (former owner, 1928-1947); Evelyn Walsh McLean (former resident, 1937); Dr. Reginald P. Fung (former owner, 1947-1955); Critchell Parsons (former owner, 1955-1956); Earl H. Schwab (former owner, 1956-1978); Fred R. Kipp (former owner, 1978-1980); Dr. William J. Preston (former owner, 1980-1994); Hart & Shape (architects, 1925-1928); Charles W. Chambers (contractor, 1925-1928); S. R. DeBoer (landscape architect, ca. 1925-1935); Fawn Hayes Bell (landscape architect, 1994-1999); Amy Miller (landscape architect, 1994-1999); Shannon Miller (horticulturist, 1994-1999); and Fredell Enterprises (gardeners, 1994-1999).
Related Materials:
Mesacrest related holdings consist of 1 folder (18 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 -- Colorado -- Colorado Springs  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CO030
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Colorado
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5735

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