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Terese Tarlton Hershey papers, 1956-1981

Creator:
Hershey, Terese Tarlton  Search this
Gallery of Wonderful Things  Search this
Subject:
Adickes, David  Search this
Bemelmans, Ludwig  Search this
Blake, James R.  Search this
Bomar, Bill  Search this
Brants, Cynthia  Search this
Brownlow, David  Search this
Butler, Max  Search this
Chumley, John  Search this
Cobelle, Charles  Search this
Crowley, Dorothy L.  Search this
Dawson, Montague  Search this
Dehn, Adolf  Search this
Domjan, Joseph  Search this
Fearing, Kelly  Search this
Fowler, Robert K.  Search this
Freed, Frank  Search this
Furuta, An  Search this
Gadbois, Henri  Search this
Gadbois, Leila  Search this
Gorman, R. C. (Rudolph Carl)  Search this
Grammer, George  Search this
Guerin, John William  Search this
Hood, Dorothy  Search this
Kolliker, William Augustin  Search this
Lincoln, Richard Mather  Search this
Martin, Anthony  Search this
McVeigh, Blanche  Search this
Moldawer, Marc  Search this
Mood, Martha  Search this
Pebworth, Charles  Search this
Putnam, Margaret  Search this
Reeder, Dickson  Search this
Rush, Andrew  Search this
Salinas, Porfirio  Search this
Schiwetz, Edward Muegge  Search this
Schorre, Charles  Search this
Shipnes, Mary Ellen  Search this
Sims, Agnes  Search this
Smith, Emily Guthrie  Search this
Sween, Trudy  Search this
Umlauf, Charles, 1911-  Search this
Utter, Bror  Search this
Williams, Charles Truett  Search this
Gallery of Wonderful Things  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Texas  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7746
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209911
AAA_collcode_herstere
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209911

Houston -- Bayou Bluff

Former owner:
Carter, W.T. Jr.  Search this
Carter, W.T. III  Search this
Carter, Victor N.  Search this
McCormick, Sanford  Search this
Steenland, Nelson  Search this
Samuels, Jan  Search this
Samuels, David  Search this
Searls, David T.  Search this
Abercrombie, Catherine Searls  Search this
Landscape architect:
Steele, McDugald  Search this
Conservationist:
Hershey, Terese Tarlton  Search this
Horticulturist:
Ruckstuhl, Eric  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Houston  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Bayou Bluff (Houston, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Harris -- Houston
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
The 7.75 acres property was part of 100 acres the W.T. Carter family purchased as a weekend retreat from the city of Houston in 1929. Later subdivided into smaller parcels, the current owners have bought neighboring properties as they came on the market in order to triple the size of their property and recreate a native habitat along Buffalo Bayou. Invasive plants and vines have been removed from otherwise undisturbed areas above the bayou, including non-native ornamental escapees from previous gardens. The hydrology of the property was another concern: the formal landscaped areas had to be able to withstand occasional flooding and the high bank above the bayou that was going native needed to be stabilized. Native trees including burr oak, Live oak, and Mexican plum were planted to stabilize the soil for butterfly and wildflower gardens and were augmented with walking trails. A wooden retaining wall was installed. Native wood fern, Turk's cap, American beauty berry, lantana and butterfly bush were planted in the organized beds on the adjacent properties. Gravel that allows run-off has replaced hardscape in the formal courtyards and gravel swales for run-off throughout the property double as walking paths when dry.
The circa 2005 house replacing the original house on the lot is approached over a small bridge spanning a ravine then entered through formal contemporary courtyards with high walls draped with ivy and bougainvillea and bordered by hedges of jasmine and camellias. Behind the house there is a reflecting pool plaza with massive container plantings of geraniums, variegated ivy and foxtail ferns. The lawn in back is bordered by colorful azaleas planted in the 1990's bordered by a low stone wall and featuring a small stone Hindu temple. A swimming pool with a contemporary sculptural fountain was added when the house on one adjacent property was demolished.
Local conservationist Terry Hershey is a neighbor and was instrumental in preserving Buffalo Bayou in the 1960's. She encouraged all the neighbors to leave the land adjacent to the bayou in a natural state that would support wildlife, and organized the Bayou Preservation Association. The formal plaza and landscaped azalea garden of this property transition to native plantings for the benefit of local wildlife, including armadillos, raccoons, barn owls and other birds, butterflies, and possibly coyotes.
Persons associated with the garden include W. T. Carter, Jr., W.T. Carter, III & Victor N. Carter (former owners, 1929-1956); Sanford McCormick (former owner, 1980-1993); Nelson Steenland (former owner, 1956-1986); Jan & David Samuels (former owners, 1986-2006); David T. Searls (former owner, 1957-1972); Catherine Searls Abercrombie (former owner, 1972-1998); McDugald Steele (Landscape Architect, 2010- ); Terry Hershey (conservationist, 1993- ); Eric Ruckstuhl (horticulturist and hydrologist, 2005- ).
Related Materials:
Bayou Bluff related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX194
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref13512

Terese Tarlton Hershey papers

Creator:
Hershey, Terese Tarlton  Search this
Gallery of Wonderful Things  Search this
Names:
Gallery of Wonderful Things  Search this
Adickes, David  Search this
Bemelmans, Ludwig, 1898-1962  Search this
Blake, James R., 1932-  Search this
Bomar, Bill, 1919-  Search this
Brants, Cynthia, 1924-  Search this
Brownlow, David, 1915-  Search this
Butler, Max  Search this
Chumley, John, 1928-  Search this
Cobelle, Charles, 1902-  Search this
Crowley, Dorothy L., 1913-  Search this
Dawson, Montague, 1895-1973  Search this
Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968  Search this
Domjan, Joseph, 1907-  Search this
Fearing, Kelly  Search this
Fowler, Robert K., 1931-  Search this
Freed, Frank, 1906-1975  Search this
Furuta, An  Search this
Gadbois, Henri, 1930-  Search this
Gadbois, Leila  Search this
Gorman, R. C. (Rudolph Carl), 1932-  Search this
Grammer, George, 1928-  Search this
Guerin, John William, 1920-  Search this
Hood, Dorothy, 1919-  Search this
Kolliker, William Augustin, 1905-  Search this
Lincoln, Richard Mather, 1929-  Search this
Martin, Anthony, 1937-  Search this
McVeigh, Blanche  Search this
Moldawer, Marc, 1922-2007  Search this
Mood, Martha, 1908-1972  Search this
Pebworth, Charles  Search this
Putnam, Margaret  Search this
Reeder, Dickson, 1912-1970  Search this
Rush, Andrew  Search this
Salinas, Porfirio, 1910-1973  Search this
Schiwetz, Edward Muegge, 1898-  Search this
Schorre, Charles  Search this
Shipnes, Mary Ellen  Search this
Sims, Agnes  Search this
Smith, Emily Guthrie, 1909-  Search this
Sween, Trudy  Search this
Umlauf, Charles, 1911-  Search this
Utter, Bror, 1913-1993  Search this
Williams, Charles Truett, 1918-1966  Search this
Extent:
1,500 Items ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1956-1981
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; files on 42 artists, containing clippings, photos, exhibition catalogs and letters; exhibition files for her gallery, Gallery of Wonderful Things, Fort Worth, Texas, and Tall Timbers, Houston, Texas; a scrapbook containing clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, photos, and letters about the Gallery of Wonderful Things; printed material and loan records for her private collections of ceramics, paintings and sculpture; photographs; and printed miscellany.
Artist files include David Adickes, Ludwig Bemelmans, James Blake, Bill Bomar, Cynthia Brants, David Brownlow, Max Butler, John Chumley, Charles Cobelle, Dorothy Crowley, Montague Dawson, Adolph Dehn, Joseph Domjan, Kelly Fearing, Robert Fowler, Frank Freed, An Furuta, Henry and Leila Gadbois, R.C. Gorman, George Grammer, John Guerin, Dorothy Hood, William A. Kolliker, Richard M. Lincoln, Anthony Martin, Blanche McVeigh, Marc Moldawer, Martha Mood, Charles Pebworth, Margaret Putnam, Dickson Reeder, Andrew Rush, Porfirio Salinas, E.M. (Buck) Schiwetz, Charles Schorre, Mary Ellen Shipnes, Agnes Sims, Emily Guthrie Smith, Trudy Sween, Charles Umlauf, Bror Utter, and Charles T. Williams.
Biographical / Historical:
Hershey founded Gallery of Wonderful Things, Fort Worth, Texas in 1956 and turned it over to Electra Carlin in 1958. Carlin moved the gallery and changed the name to Carlin Gallery. Hershey moved to Houston and organized four art shows at the Tall Timbers apartment complex owned by her husband.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1981 by Terese Tarlton Hershey.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Artists -- Texas  Search this
Gallery directors  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Texas  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas -- Fort Worth
Identifier:
AAA.herstere
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-herstere

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