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Ardmore -- Stout Garden

Former owner:
Stout, Frederick C., Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Sellers, Horace  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Stout Garden (Ardmore, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County -- Ardmore
Date:
1920-1938
Scope and Contents note:
The folder includes a worksheet and copies of articles.
General note:
"The place, consisting of about four acres, is on a sloping piece of ground ...On going through the house one comes out onto a broad paved terrace from which is revealed a view over the descending landscape. Just below the terrace one sees a small garden containing attractive large box bushes and a small pool. This garden is reached by two small flights of steps which split around a small wall fountain, which in turn supplies the pool in the center of the garden...The boundaries of the property are so well screened that the whole place has much privacy and great unity...The most striking thing, horticulturally...is the great amount of broad-leaved evergreens..." (Sears 1929)
Thomas W. Sears was LA for tennis court, pool and upper garden.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mrs. Frederick C. Stout (former owner); Thomas W. Sears (landscape architect); and Horace Sellers (architect).
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Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Ardmore  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, File PA037
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Pennsylvania
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Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref11419

Ardmore -- Sears Garden

Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Former owner:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County -- Ardmore
Sears Garden (Ardmore, Pennsylvania)
Scope and Contents note:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General note:
Thomas Warren Sears (b.1880-1966) was a landscape architect who said his own garden in Ardmore, Pennsylvania was his favorite, and the formal style of his garden became his trademark design for private residences. The garden center was a sunken rectangular lawn, surrounded by low stone walls, terraces and flagstone walkways that were planted with a mixture of shrubs, perennial flowers, and ground covers, and separated from the stone house by a screen of trees. A tall stone wall at the end of the garden had a fountain inset.
Thomas Sears' formal garden was planted with more than fifty varieties of French lilacs, peonies and irises.
Sears was among the first landscape architects with a formal education, receiving the BS degree from the Lawrence Scientific School at Harvard University in 1906. During his professional career as a landscape architect Sears worked primarily in Maryland, North Carolina, New York, and Pennsylvania. He designed private gardens in the style of his own: sunken rectangular lawns with perennial and shrub borders that surmounted low walls and steps. Among his prominent commissions were Reynolda, home of tobacco magnate R. J. Reynolds, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where the formal gardens Sears laid out in 1916 were later added to the campus of Wake Forest University; the amphitheater at Swarthmore College in 1942; Balmuckety in Pikesville, Maryland, placed on the Baltimore County Historic register in 1988; and the restoration of the Colonial Revival gardens at Pennsbury in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Sears was also known for his published photographs of gardens and natural settings in the US and other countries.
Persons associated with the garden include Thomas Warren Sears (former owner and landscape architect, ca.1930?-1960s) and Ella D. Finney (former owner, ca. 1930s?-1960s?).
See others in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection, 1900-1966.
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Ardmore  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, File PA088
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Pennsylvania
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Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref11471

Sears Garden

Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County -- Ardmore
Date:
05/05/1938
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Tulips  Search this
Niches (Architecture)  Search this
Jardinieres  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Houses  Search this
Benches, stone  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Ardmore  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Walkways, stone  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item PA088003
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Pennsylvania / PA088: Ardmore -- Sears Garden
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Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref11486
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Radnor -- Sunnybrook

Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Former owner:
Clothier, Isaac, Mrs., Jr.  Search this
Poole, Maynard  Search this
Architect:
Eyre, Wilson, 1858-1944  Search this
Creator:
Brockie, Arthur  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County -- Radnor
Sunnybrook (Radnor, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1925-1943
Scope and Contents note:
The folder includes a worksheet and copies of articles.
General note:
"The house is immediately on the road, the lawn sloping upward behind it. Good landscape work has made of the natural contours and fine trees a place of beauty and interest. There are both formal and informal gardens and an al-fresco roof garden." (Garden Club of America, Twenty-fifth Annual Meeting Booklet)
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Isaac H. Clothier, Jr. (former owners. 1903-1964); Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Poole (former owners, 1964-?); Thomas W. Sears (landscape architect); Arthur Brockie (architect); and Wilson Eyre (architect).
Related Archival Materials note:
Additional images located in Pew Museum Loan - Radnor Historical Society Collection, Athenaeum of Philadelphia
Additional images located in Wilson Eyre Collection, Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania.
See others in:
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
Holdings:
Sunnybrook related holdings consist of 3 folders (15 35 mm. slides and 9 photoprints)
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Radnor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, File PA047
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref14338

Chanticleer

Creator:
Rosengarten, Adolph G.  Search this
Minder House  Search this
Rosengarten, Adolph G., Jr  Search this
Landscape architect:
Kneedler, Howard  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Frederick, William H. (William Heisler), 1926-  Search this
Hoffman, Billy Jay  Search this
Adams, Louis A.  Search this
Architect:
Willing, Charles  Search this
Zantzinger, Borie & Medary  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Pennsylvania -- Wayne
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County -- Radnor -- Wayne
Date:
05/03/1938
General note:
Howard Kneedler - LA - lower gardens of Minder house. Billy Jay Hoffman - LA - spring house and pond. William Frederick - LA - steps to pond.
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Garden borders  Search this
Bathhouses  Search this
Containers  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item PA215001
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Pennsylvania / PA215: Radnor -- Chanticleer
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref14394

Chanticleer

Creator:
Minder House  Search this
Rosengarten, Adolph G.  Search this
Rosengarten, Adolph G., Jr  Search this
Landscape architect:
Kneedler, Howard  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Hoffman, Billy Jay  Search this
Frederick, William H. (William Heisler), 1926-  Search this
Adams, Louis A.  Search this
Architect:
Zantzinger, Borie & Medary  Search this
Willing, Charles  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County -- Radnor -- Wayne
Pennsylvania -- Wayne
Date:
05/06/1938
General note:
Howard Kneedler - LA - lower gardens of Minder house. Billy Jay Hoffman - LA - spring house and pond. William Frederick - LA - steps to pond.
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Garden borders  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Trellises  Search this
Bathhouses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item PA215002
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Pennsylvania / PA215: Radnor -- Chanticleer
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref14397
Online Media:

Chanticleer

Landscape architect:
Frederick, William H. (William Heisler), 1926-  Search this
Hoffman, Billy Jay  Search this
Kneedler, Howard  Search this
Adams, Louis A.  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Architect:
Willing, Charles  Search this
Zantzinger, Borie & Medary  Search this
Creator:
Rosengarten, Adolph G.  Search this
Rosengarten, Adolph G., Jr  Search this
Minder House  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County -- Radnor -- Wayne
Pennsylvania -- Wayne
Date:
05/03/1938
General note:
Howard Kneedler - LA - lower gardens of Minder house. Billy Jay Hoffman - LA - spring house and pond. William Frederick - LA - steps to pond.
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Walls (building)  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item PA215003
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Pennsylvania / PA215: Radnor -- Chanticleer
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref14400

Chanticleer

Creator:
Rosengarten, Adolph G.  Search this
Minder House  Search this
Rosengarten, Adolph G., Jr  Search this
Landscape architect:
Frederick, William H. (William Heisler), 1926-  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Hoffman, Billy Jay  Search this
Kneedler, Howard  Search this
Adams, Louis A.  Search this
Architect:
Willing, Charles  Search this
Zantzinger, Borie & Medary  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Pennsylvania -- Wayne
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County -- Radnor -- Wayne
Date:
05/03/1938
General note:
Howard Kneedler - LA - lower gardens of Minder house. Billy Jay Hoffman - LA - spring house and pond. William Frederick - LA - steps to pond.
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Garden borders  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Walls (building)  Search this
Flower arrangement  Search this
Flower baskets  Search this
Chairs -- sprung metal  Search this
Houses  Search this
Tables  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Containers  Search this
Plant supports  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item PA215004
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Pennsylvania / PA215: Radnor -- Chanticleer
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref14403

Chanticleer

Creator:
Rosengarten, Adolph G.  Search this
Rosengarten, Adolph G., Jr  Search this
Minder House  Search this
Landscape architect:
Kneedler, Howard  Search this
Adams, Louis A.  Search this
Hoffman, Billy Jay  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Frederick, William H. (William Heisler), 1926-  Search this
Architect:
Willing, Charles  Search this
Zantzinger, Borie & Medary  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Pennsylvania -- Wayne
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County -- Radnor -- Wayne
Date:
05/03/1938
General note:
Howard Kneedler - LA - lower gardens of Minder house. Billy Jay Hoffman - LA - spring house and pond. William Frederick - LA - steps to pond.
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Walls (building)  Search this
Swimming pools  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Teahouses  Search this
Trellises  Search this
Containers  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Walkways, gravel  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item PA215005
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Pennsylvania / PA215: Radnor -- Chanticleer
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref14406

Chanticleer

Architect:
Willing, Charles  Search this
Zantzinger, Borie & Medary  Search this
Landscape architect:
Hoffman, Billy Jay  Search this
Kneedler, Howard  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Adams, Louis A.  Search this
Frederick, William H. (William Heisler), 1926-  Search this
Creator:
Minder House  Search this
Rosengarten, Adolph G., Jr  Search this
Rosengarten, Adolph G.  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County -- Radnor -- Wayne
Pennsylvania -- Wayne
Date:
05/03/1938
General note:
Howard Kneedler - LA - lower gardens of Minder house. Billy Jay Hoffman - LA - spring house and pond. William Frederick - LA - steps to pond.
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Climbing plants  Search this
Trellises  Search this
Niches (Architecture)  Search this
Walls, plastered  Search this
Chairs -- sprung metal  Search this
Outdoor living spaces  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Houses  Search this
Tables  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item PA215006
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Pennsylvania / PA215: Radnor -- Chanticleer
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref14409
Online Media:

Chanticleer

Landscape architect:
Frederick, William H. (William Heisler), 1926-  Search this
Hoffman, Billy Jay  Search this
Kneedler, Howard  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Adams, Louis A.  Search this
Architect:
Willing, Charles  Search this
Zantzinger, Borie & Medary  Search this
Creator:
Minder House  Search this
Rosengarten, Adolph G., Jr  Search this
Rosengarten, Adolph G.  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County -- Radnor -- Wayne
Pennsylvania -- Wayne
Date:
05/03/1938
General note:
Howard Kneedler - LA - lower gardens of Minder house. Billy Jay Hoffman - LA - spring house and pond. William Frederick - LA - steps to pond.
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Retaining walls  Search this
Teahouses  Search this
Trellises  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Espaliers  Search this
Walls, plastered  Search this
Containers  Search this
Benches, stone  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item PA215007
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Pennsylvania / PA215: Radnor -- Chanticleer
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref14412
Online Media:

Chanticleer

Architect:
Willing, Charles  Search this
Zantzinger, Borie & Medary  Search this
Landscape architect:
Hoffman, Billy Jay  Search this
Frederick, William H. (William Heisler), 1926-  Search this
Adams, Louis A.  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Kneedler, Howard  Search this
Creator:
Rosengarten, Adolph G.  Search this
Rosengarten, Adolph G., Jr  Search this
Minder House  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County -- Radnor -- Wayne
Pennsylvania -- Wayne
Date:
05/03/1938
General note:
Howard Kneedler - LA - lower gardens of Minder house. Billy Jay Hoffman - LA - spring house and pond. William Frederick - LA - steps to pond.
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Garden borders  Search this
Gardening in the shade  Search this
Walkways, flagstone  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item PA215008
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Pennsylvania / PA215: Radnor -- Chanticleer
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref14415

Chanticleer

Landscape architect:
Frederick, William H. (William Heisler), 1926-  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Hoffman, Billy Jay  Search this
Adams, Louis A.  Search this
Kneedler, Howard  Search this
Creator:
Rosengarten, Adolph G., Jr  Search this
Rosengarten, Adolph G.  Search this
Minder House  Search this
Architect:
Zantzinger, Borie & Medary  Search this
Willing, Charles  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County -- Radnor -- Wayne
Pennsylvania -- Wayne
Date:
05/03/1938
General note:
Howard Kneedler - LA - lower gardens of Minder house. Billy Jay Hoffman - LA - spring house and pond. William Frederick - LA - steps to pond.
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Walls (building)  Search this
Tables  Search this
Outdoor living spaces  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Houses  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item PA215009
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Pennsylvania / PA215: Radnor -- Chanticleer
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref14418

Ardmore -- Stout Garden

Former owner:
Stout, Frederick C., Mrs.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Architect:
Sellers, Horace  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Stout Garden (Ardmore, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County -- Ardmore
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and copies of articles.
General:
"The place, consisting of about four acres, is on a sloping piece of ground ...On going through the house one comes out onto a broad paved terrace from which is revealed a view over the descending landscape. Just below the terrace one sees a small garden containing attractive large box bushes and a small pool. This garden is reached by two small flights of steps which split around a small wall fountain, which in turn supplies the pool in the center of the garden...The boundaries of the property are so well screened that the whole place has much privacy and great unity...The most striking thing, horticulturally...is the great amount of broad-leaved evergreens..." (Sears 1929)
Thomas W. Sears was LA for tennis court, pool and upper garden.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mrs. Frederick C. Stout (former owner); Thomas W. Sears (landscape architect); and Horace Sellers (architect).
Related Materials:
Stout Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (3 35 mm. slides and 8 photoprints)
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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 -- Pennsylvania -- Ardmore  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA037
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Ardmore -- Sears Garden

Former owner:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Sears Garden (Ardmore, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County -- Ardmore
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
Thomas Warren Sears (b.1880-1966) was a landscape architect who said his own garden in Ardmore, Pennsylvania was his favorite, and the formal style of his garden became his trademark design for private residences. The garden center was a sunken rectangular lawn, surrounded by low stone walls, terraces and flagstone walkways that were planted with a mixture of shrubs, perennial flowers, and ground covers, and separated from the stone house by a screen of trees. A tall stone wall at the end of the garden had a fountain inset.
Thomas Sears' formal garden was planted with more than fifty varieties of French lilacs, peonies and irises.
Sears was among the first landscape architects with a formal education, receiving the BS degree from the Lawrence Scientific School at Harvard University in 1906. During his professional career as a landscape architect Sears worked primarily in Maryland, North Carolina, New York, and Pennsylvania. He designed private gardens in the style of his own: sunken rectangular lawns with perennial and shrub borders that surmounted low walls and steps. Among his prominent commissions were Reynolda, home of tobacco magnate R. J. Reynolds, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where the formal gardens Sears laid out in 1916 were later added to the campus of Wake Forest University; the amphitheater at Swarthmore College in 1942; Balmuckety in Pikesville, Maryland, placed on the Baltimore County Historic register in 1988; and the restoration of the Colonial Revival gardens at Pennsbury in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Sears was also known for his published photographs of gardens and natural settings in the US and other countries.
Persons associated with the garden include Thomas Warren Sears (former owner and landscape architect, ca.1930?-1960s) and Ella D. Finney (former owner, ca. 1930s?-1960s?).
Related Materials:
Sears Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (43 glass plate negatives and photographic prints)
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J. Horace McFarland Collection, 1900-1961

Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection, 1900-1966.
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 -- Pennsylvania -- Ardmore  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA088
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Devon -- Brook View Farm

Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Provenance:
The Weeders  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Brook View Farm (Devon, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Devon
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, narrative description of the garden and its history, and an abbreviated garden plan.
Former Titles:
Kemble/Wood Garden and Brookside Garden.
General:
The ca. 1758 stone house was part of a dairy farm during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Former owners, Francis and Emily Kemble, hired Thomas Sears to terrace the hillside with stone walls and steps. English boxwood marked the corners, and narrow grass paths defined rectangular beds lined with hosta and centered with matching clusters of peonies and phlox. Sears planted masses of "Congo" lilacs and an American elm in order to provide a canopy for the garden. A small orchard of apple and pear trees were planted to screen the house from the road. A meadow area was set aside for a large vegetable garden, cold frames and a hot frame. Sears converted several out-buildings into garden "follies" for tea parties and relaxing. The foundation of one of the buildings became a rose garden with a stepping stone path down the center. When the present owners purchased the property, invasive weeds overtook the garden beds and vegetable garden. Most of the boxwood succumbed to disease and many of the fruit trees were dead. The owners wished to adapt an old high maintenance garden to contemporary interests and a reasonable budget. Azaleas became the foundation of the woody plantings. They revived the vegetable garden and offered plots to friends. The garden is currently used as a laboratory to learn more about growing and combining various plants while overcoming problems, such as deer.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: William Wood (former owner, 1700s); Emily and Francis Kemble (former owners, 1920-1975); Thomas Sears (landscape architect, 1927-1930); and Brognard Okie (architect, 1928-1929).
Related Materials:
Brookside Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 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 -- Pennsylvania -- Devon  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA451
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Gladwyne -- Rocky Crest

Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Rocky Crest (Gladwyne, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County -- Gladwyne
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, site plans, and narrative history.
General:
Rocky Crest contains over fifteen acres that overlook Mill Creek. The lower 5.9 acres are known as the Alberta and Joseph Pew Memorial Preserve, protected in perpetuity under a conservation easement held by Natural Lands Trust. The upper 9.5 acres, also under an easement, contain the residence, carriage house, swimming pool, tennis courts, greenhouses, and gardens. The gardens were begun in 1905 by James S. Austin (1857-1919). Deeds at this time named the property "Rocky Crest." Austin used the name and applied it to a new, three-story, Colonial Revival stone estate that was built on the site by 1908. Existing features by Thomas Sears include a stone semicircular pool that leads to a raised rectangular garden; a stone terrace that serves as an overlook to the swimming pool and vista below; niche with fountain; integrated stone walls and steps; and small pools that feed into larger ones. In 1994, Christopher Masson replaced flagstone paving with block paving in the courtyard (later replaced by a gravel finish). Masson also designed a formal garden using a pattern of scalloped squares.
A large, gravel courtyard balances the front of this home. The courtyard leads through a wrought iron gate to a terrace from which to view formal garden beds enclosed by old stone walls. The double border sets off a pool house, which is graced by a trellised entry arch. To the left of the walled garden, the pool is fed by a Moorish-style waterway. The large brick and flagstone terrace behind the house boasts a box-edged parterre and oversees rolling lawn in the English landscape garden style.
Persons associated with the garden include: James S. Austin (former owner, 1905); Joseph N. and Alberta Pew, Jr. (former owners, 1919-1988); Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Burch (former owners, 1989-1994); Thomas W. Sears (landscape architect, 1934); and Christopher Masson (landscape architect, 1994).
Related Materials:
Rocky Crest related holdings consist of 1 folder (3 35mm. 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 -- Pennsylvania -- Gladwyne  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA634
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Philadelphia -- Glen Foerd

Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Bush-Brown, James  Search this
Architect:
McAuley, William  Search this
Former owner:
Tonner, William  Search this
Tonner, Florence Foerderer  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes photocopies.
General:
The gardens of the 18 acre property dating from the country place era include rare trees, flowering shrubs, a formal rose garden, a vineyard and oaks trees along the Delaware River that are more than 300 years old. There are numerous outbuildings including a gate house, carriage house and boat house. During the 1920s and 1930s the owners, Caroline Foerderer and her daughter Florence Foerderer Tonner redesigned the grounds with landscape architects James Bush-Brown and Thomas W. Sears, installing allées, terraces, fountains and garden sculpture.
The Delaware River front property was part of one thousand acres purchased in 1850 by Charles Macalester, Jr. (1798-1873) who sold off most of the land but kept this portion for a summer place, with a three story Italianate mansion he had built. His name for the property was Glengarry. After the death of his daughter Lily Macalester Laughton in 1891 the property was purchased by Robert and Caroline Foerderer, who had the house enhanced and enlarged in the classical revival style by architect William McAuley. Robert Foerderer died in 1903 before the renovations were finished but renamed the estate Glen Foerd, combining the original name with him family's name. Later the property was owned by daughter Florence Foerderer Tonner and her husband William, who established an award-winning cattle farm on the other side of Poquessing Creek which runs alongside the estate. Now known as Glen Foerd on the Delaware the grounds are open to public, the house can be toured, and the property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Persons associated with the garden include Charles Macalester Jr. (former owner, circa 1850-1873); Lily Macalester Laughton (former owner, circa 1873-1891); Robert and Caroline Foerderer (former owners, 1895-circa 1915); William and Florence Foerderer Tonner (former owners, circa 1915-1971); William McAuley (architect of renovations, circa 1895-1903); James Bush-Brown and Thomas Sears (landscape architects, circa 1920s-1930s).
Related Materials:
Glen Foerd related holdings consist of 1 folder (1 35mm 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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA376
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Radnor -- Sunnybrook

Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Eyre, Wilson, 1858-1944  Search this
Architect:
Brockie, Arthur  Search this
Eyre, Wilson, 1858-1944  Search this
Former owner:
Poole, Maynard  Search this
Clothier, Isaac, Mrs., Jr.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Sunnybrook (Radnor, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County -- Radnor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and copies of articles.
General:
"The house is immediately on the road, the lawn sloping upward behind it. Good landscape work has made of the natural contours and fine trees a place of beauty and interest. There are both formal and informal gardens and an al-fresco roof garden." (Garden Club of America, Twenty-fifth Annual Meeting Booklet)
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Isaac H. Clothier, Jr. (former owners. 1903-1964); Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Poole (former owners, 1964-?); Thomas W. Sears (landscape architect); Arthur Brockie (architect); and Wilson Eyre (architect).
Related Materials:
Sunnybrook related holdings consist of 3 folders (15 35 mm. slides and 9 photoprints)
Additional images located in Pew Museum Loan - Radnor Historical Society Collection, Athenaeum of Philadelphia
Additional images located in Wilson Eyre Collection, Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania.
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 -- Pennsylvania -- Radnor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA047
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Villanova -- Appleford/Parsons-Banks Arboretum

Former owner:
Moore, James  Search this
Krickbaum, Elizabeth  Search this
Pechin, Peter  Search this
Krickbaum, Philip  Search this
Phillips, Moro  Search this
Phillips, Frederick  Search this
Parsons, Annabel  Search this
Parsons, Lewis  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Architect:
Oakie, Richard Brognard  Search this
Creator:
Villanova Land Company  Search this
Provenance:
The Garden Workers  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Appleford/Parsons-Banks Arboretum (Villanova, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Villanova
Scope and Contents:
The folders include a brief description of the garden, a plan that locates different garden features, a slide list, a brochure, and photocopies of images of the garden.
General:
"Appleford is an excellent example of early Pennsylvania farmhouse architecture situated on 22 beautifully landscaped acres in Villanova, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. During the late [1800s], the property was known as Prospect Hill but later became known as Appleford because of the then existing apple orchard. Today, the landscaping and first known gardens on the property consists of a boxwood maze, a walled boxwood garden, a rose garden and fountain, a walled flower garden, and an allée of Cornus kousa trees. Scattered among ponds and streams can be found gorgeous copper beeches, rhododendrons, tropical hibiscus and lantana standards."
"Appleford was originally a land grant by William Penn in 1682 to James Moore and over the years it increased in size to seven hundred and twenty-three acres. In 1926, the house and twenty-two acres were purchased by Annabel and Lewis Parsons at which time the architect, Richardson Brognard Oakie, was engaged to restore the house which gave coherence to the existing structure without compromising its historic integrity. Oakie added the service wing behind the formal boxwood maze and modernized the house with heat and plumbing. He also connected to the main house the tannery, the oldest building on the property, which is now called the puppy house."
"Thomas Sears was hired to draw up landscape plans. At the time there was only a small pond and Sears is responsible for enlarging the pond and adding a pond, the waterfalls, garden and greenhouse. Surrounded by hedges the rose garden also contains a lily pond with a fetching fountain. A few steps up from the rose garden is the walled flower garden which has in it a handsome purple martin house. Steps lead up to the terrace by the house and another set of rounded steps at the opposite end of the garden lead down to a grassy walk near the stream. Looking to the future, a nature walk through the grounds is planned."
"In 1973, Appleford was left by Annabel Parsons' will to Lower Merion Township in trust for the citizens of Lower Merion. Today, the Township works with The Appleford Committee in maintaining the property where wedding receptions and parties are frequently held on weekends. The terrace is now completely tented for these events. The house is open to the public one or two days a year while the grounds are open daily for the Township residents to enjoy."
Persons and firms associated with the property include: James Moore (former owner, received a land grant from William Penn in 1682); Elizabeth and Philip Krickbaum (former owners, 1780); Peter Pechin (former owner, 1794); Moro Phillips (former owner, 1877); Frederick Phillips (former owner, 1893); Villanova Land Co. (former owner); Annabel and Lewis Parsons (former owners, 1926-1973); Thomas Sears (landscape architect, 1926); Richard Brognard Oakie (architect, 1926).
Related Materials:
Appleford/Parsons-Banks Arboretum related holdings consist of 2 folders (22 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 -- Pennsylvania -- Villanova  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA046
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The Garden Club of America collection
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