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Lake Geneva -- House in the Woods

Former owner:
Bartlett, Adolphus Clay  Search this
Bartlett, Adolphus Clay, Mrs.  Search this
Spencer, William Marvin, colonel, Mr.  Search this
Spencer, William Marvin, colonel, Mrs.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted, John Charles, 1852-1920  Search this
Mariani Landscape  Search this
Architect:
Shaw, Howard Van Doren  Search this
Provenance:
Lake Geneva Garden Club  Search this
Arborist:
Bartlett Tree Experts  Search this
Creator:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
House in the Woods (Lake Geneva, Wisconsin)
United States of America -- Wisconsin -- Walworth -- Lake Geneva
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and articles about the house.
General:
Beauty without boundaries is the guiding principle for the more than 50 acre vacation estate. Since it was identified as one of the most beautiful country houses by Ladies Home Journal in 1912 and had gardens landscaped by John Charles Olmsted in 1905, the owners chose to restore rather than renovate when they purchased the property in 1971. The wooded shore of Lake Geneva with rockwork retaining walls transitions into an ornamentally landscaped estate. Drifts of hydrangea, hosta and buckeye at the gated entrance are succeeded by the original concrete driveway through woodland gardens with sugar maple, red oak, white oak, linden, boxwood, ground covers and perennial flowers that include daylilies, bleeding heart, phlox, and rugose roses. The formal drive circle at the house has a fountain in the center and a perimeter of flowering shrubs and variegated ivy topiaries. A grass terrace facing the lake features a rustic planted stone staircase. White roses and hydrangea are accented by a bell placed on an old tree stump. The children's garden has containers of vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs with rustic wattle arches and furniture.
An enclosed courtyard for the swimming pool between the main house and guest house has clipped yew hedges, ground covers and perennials, trumpet, clematis and wisteria vines, and potted citrus trees. Near stands of mature trees planted more than 100 years ago there is a grotto, a mound of soil and stones topped by a statue with a stone bench nearby. One lawn is kept sculpted into a labyrinth. There is a mineral spring on the property, which is said to be restorative, that flows into a fieldstone basin surrounded by a planted rockwork wall. The other formal gardens include a rose garden planted in parterres and enclosed by espaliered apple trees and an organic potager with vegetable, herb and cutting flower beds laid out geometrically on either side of a wide path of stabilized degenerate granite with more espaliered fruit trees on the surrounding wire fence and covering a pergola.
Renovations were required for a disabled family member, including widened and level walkways with very gradual inclines, smooth stone patios and terraces with narrow joints, benches placed where there are good views of the lake, access to the house and swimming pool, and an elevator to the second floor inside the house. Trees in the woodland gardens were replaced as needed and tagged for future reference.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Adolphus Clay Bartlett (former owners, 1905-1930); Colonel and Mrs. William Marvin Spencer (former owners, 1930-1971); John Charles Olmsted (landscape architect, 1905); Howard Van Doren Shaw (architect, 1905); Bartlett Tree Experts (arborists, 2011); Mariani Landscape (landscape architect, 1980- ).
The property was featured in "Ladies Home Journal" in 1909 when it was selected as one of the the twelve most beautiful homes in America.
Related Materials:
House in the Woods related holdings consist of 1 folder (3 35mm slides (photographs); and 21 digital images)
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 03038, A. C. Bartlett.
See others in:
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection, circa 1900s-1970s, bulk 1920-1940s.

Eleanor Weller collection, circa 1978-2006.
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 -- Wisconsin -- Lake Geneva  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WI027
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Wisconsin
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Philadelphia -- Krisheim

Former owner:
Woodward, Gertrude  Search this
United Presbyterian Church  Search this
Woodward, George, Dr.  Search this
Ornamental ironwork designer:
Yellin, Samuel  Search this
Creator:
Mercer, Henry  Search this
Sculptor:
Hancock, Walker Kirtland, 1901-1998  Search this
Selmer-Larsen, Johan  Search this
Landscape designer:
Fleming, Robert  Search this
Schneider, Nina  Search this
Landscape architect:
Dawson, James F. (James Frederick), 1874-1941  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Krisheim (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Philadelphia
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopy of articles and a DVD entitled, "John Selmer Larsen: The Truth of All Things Natural."
Varying Form:
Woodward Garden, formerly known as.
General:
The landscape design was planned for this property by the original owners and landscape architect James Frederick Dawson, consulting for 15 years before the half-timbered Jacobean Tudor mansion was finished. During that time Krisheim was an arboretum open to the public who could "respect the trees and shrubbery". Their vision was to create a garden suburb in the city comprising a densely wooded entrance with a long driveway leading to parkland in front of the house, sweeping lawns directly behind the house to give an unobstructed view of the Wissahickon Valley, formal gardens on three levels beside the house, more private lawn below as well as cutting and vegetable gardens, and woodland gardens. The massed trees and native Wissahickon schist used throughout for walls, paths and the house itself were to give the impression of a woodsy retreat rather than the great estate they actually built. The original 40 acre property has been reduced to 14 acres and beginning in 1988 features of the original Olmsted Brothers hardscape and plantings have been restored.
At the top level of the formal garden there is a long pool used for swimming laps, fed from the wall fountains above that are run by a contemporary recycling pump. Dogwood trees are espaliered on the Wissahickon schist wall behind the pool which has cantilevered steps so workers could climb in from the service area on the other side of the wall. A wooden arbor and benches in an alcove above that wall recently were rebuilt following the original Olmsted Brothers designs. The second level of the formal garden has a rectangular reflecting pool in the center planted with iris and tulips, with Walter K. Hancock's sculpture "Boy with Squirrel" placed on the rim of the pool. Four parterres surrounding the pool contain dogwood and crabapple trees with bordering boxwoods and clusters of arborvitae at the corners of the pool. The lowest level walled garden was designed for contemplation with a long bench and two large specimen euonymus trees. In the wall behind the bench a saying from the Songs of Solomon is carved: "Awake O North wind and come south. Blow upon my garden that the spices thereof may flow out." Walkways in the formal terraces are brick with a mosaic stone path at the upper level.
Other features include a log house copied from a vacation house in Wyoming under tall pine woodlands and a tea house at the end of a newly planted hydrangea walk at one side of the second formal terrace. Additional benches and Adirondack chairs are placed under the trees in the front park and around a fire pit. Artifacts from the Arts and Crafts era include a Moravian tile floor in the tea house depicting symbols of the zodiac, containers for planting, Samuel Yellin ironwork, and a bronze sculpture of a boy with a ball sited under the arbor, by Johan Selmer-Larsen.
Persons associated with the garden include Dr. George and Gertrude Woodward (former owners, 1895-1961); United Presbyterian Church (former owner, 1961-1983); Peabody & Stearns (architects, 1910-1911); James Frederick Dawson (1874-1941) (independent and with Olmsted Brothers) (landscape architect, 1895-1910); Samuel Yellin (ornamental ironwork designer); Henry Mercer (Moravian ornamental tiles in the tea house and house); Walter K. Hancock (1901-1998) (sculptor); Johan Selmer-Larsen (1876-1967) (sculptor); Robert Fleming (landscape designer, 1988-1989); Nina Schneider (landscape designer, 2011-2012).
Related Materials:
Krisheim related holdings consist of 2 folders (1 lantern slide, 9 photographic prints mounted on board and 51 digital images)
Additional materials also located in Olmsted Archives, Brookline, Massachusetts (job number 03223).
See others in:
J. Horace McFarland company collection, 1899-1974.
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 -- Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA213
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
EDAN-URL:
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Philadelphia -- Schuylkill River Park Community Garden

Landscape architect:
Hough, John  Search this
Managers:
Center City Residents' Association  Search this
Provenance:
The Weeders  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Schuylkill River Park Community Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, narrative description, copy of newsletter (Center City Residents' Association, February 2005), and site plan.
General:
In what was originally the Kelly Brickyard, an original community garden thrives today. In 1981, an organized group of neighbors petitioned the city for permission to use the vacated lot for gardening. The city of Philadelphia, under Mayor Wilson Goode, approved the construction budget for a community garden designed by landscape architect John Hough, inlcuding a pergola, walkways, fountain, iron fencing, and gates.After entering, the visitor proceeds down a long allee lined with sour cherry trees. The walkway leads to a central pergola with a cistern fountain enclosed by a trellis covered with four different kinds of grape vines. There are 72 raised bed plots of various sizes. "Tomato Lane," a 27 x 2 foot swath of land for tomato plants, was added in 2006.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: City of Philadelphia (owner, 1981-present); Center City Residents Association (managers, 1981-present); John Hough (landscape architect, 1981); and Greg and Lil Leavitt (sculptors, 1981-1982).
Related Materials:
Schuylkill River Park Community Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 35 mm. slides)
Additional information located at Charles Willing Collection, Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania.
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 -- Philadelphia  Search this
Community gardens  Search this
Vegetable gardening  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA647
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
EDAN-URL:
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East Hampton -- Judith and Gerson Leiber Gardens

Garden designer:
Leiber, Gerson August, 1921-  Search this
Owner:
Leiber, Gerson August, 1921-  Search this
Leiber, Judith  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Judith and Gerson Leiber Gardens (Springs, New York).
United States of America -- New York -- Suffolk -- Springs
Scope and Contents:
The garden file includes a cataloging worksheet, an articleine, and 4 35mm slides.
General:
The original land, purchased circa 1970, was less than two acres with a modest house was meant to be a vacation home. The flat rectangular lot had been used as a dump and took two years to clear; the task of creating order evolved into creating a formal parterre garden with brick walkways, extensive treillage and hedges, a potager, and rose gardens. Primarily French in design the formal garden was laid out on a central axis with asymmetrical radiating paths with a Greek herm placed at one end of the axis. Three more acres were acquired; yew hedges were planted since there were no walls, in addition to the clipped boxwood hedges of the parterres. The property features a woodland modeled on English parks, swimming pool, dovecote and other sculptures placed throughout the garden rooms
Persons associated with the garden include Gerson Leiber (owner and garden designer, 1970s - ); Judith Leiber (owner, 1970s - ).
See others in:
Ken Druse garden photography collection 1978-2005.
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 -- Springs  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY518
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-ref27133

New York Flower Show

Creator:
Cassebeer, F. W.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
03/00/1947
General:
No Names for Picture. Vacation room, Thurs.; "Woodland", Ocassional Table. 1st prize, Mrs. A. K. Oliver, Allegheny County Garden Club.
Mount reads: "Kodachrome Transparency by F. W. Cassebeer, New York, N. Y."
Historic plate number: "44."
Historic plate caption: "N.Y. Flower Show, 47; Vacation Room - Thurs.; Woodland; 1st Prize Occasional Table; By Mrs. A. K. Oliver; Allegheny County G.C."
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:
Spring  Search this
Flower shows  Search this
Dried flower arrangement  Search this
Driftwood  Search this
Evergreens  Search this
Pods (Botany)  Search this
Tables  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY208324
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY208: New York -- New York Flower Show
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref28635

New York Flower Show

Creator:
Cassebeer, F. W.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
03/00/1947
General:
No Names for Picture. Vacation room, Friday; River or Lake; Large table. 2nd prize, Mrs. Clarence P. Hanly, Stamford, CT.
Mount reads: "Kodachrome Transparency by F. W. Cassebeer, New York, N. Y."
Historic plate number: "49."
Historic plate caption: "N.Y. Flower Show, 47; Vacation Room - Friday; River or Lake; 2nd Prize Large Table; By Mrs. Clarence P. Hanly; Stamford, Conn."
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:
Spring  Search this
Flower shows  Search this
Flower arrangement  Search this
Tables  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY208325
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY208: New York -- New York Flower Show
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref28636

New York Flower Show

Creator:
Cassebeer, F. W.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
03/00/1947
General:
No Names for Picture. Vacation room, Friday; River or Lake.
Mount reads: "Kodachrome Transparency by F. W. Cassebeer, New York, N. Y."
Historic plate number: "48."
Historic plate caption: "N.Y. Flower Show, 47; Vacation Room - Friday; River or Lake."
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:
Spring  Search this
Flower shows  Search this
Interior views  Search this
Flower arrangement  Search this
Fireplaces  Search this
Tables  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Painting  Search this
Decoys (Hunting)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY208326
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY208: New York -- New York Flower Show
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref28637

Beverly -- Pompey's Garden

Former owner:
Loring, Charles Greely, 1828-1902  Search this
Shaw, Quincy A., 1869-1960  Search this
Shaw, Sarah Pemberton  Search this
Shaw, Lydia Codman  Search this
Codman, Samuel Eliot  Search this
Architect:
Emerson, William Ralph, 1833-1917  Search this
Little, Arthur  Search this
Browne, Herbert W. C.  Search this
Sculptor:
Crenier, Henri  Search this
Landscape architect:
Gibson, Laura  Search this
Provenance:
North Shore Garden Club of Massachusetts  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Pompey's Garden (Prides Crossing, Beverly, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Essex -- Beverly
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, and historic information.
General:
Named after a slave who planted a flower garden on this rock ledge long before the town formerly known as Prides Crossing became popular for vacation homes for Bostonians, this property with its shingle style house was built in the 1880's with large windows facing the ocean view. However, the first owner did not install a garden. The second owner built a 3,400 square foot formal garden away from the house, walled with native stone and hidden from view on the four acre property. Comprised of a rectangle and a circle, the geometrically organized space was on two levels connected by stairs. In the 20th century the lower circular garden was shaded by a hemlock grove and featured a central pond with Henri Crenier's boy and turtle fountain sculpture. A flower border with anemones, foxgloves, lupines, gas plants, bugbane, iris and heliotrope was planted between the rough stone walls and patterned path of Majorcan pebbles that was installed, circa 1920. The rectangular upper garden had a wall fountain and tea house at one end with boxwood edged beds of roses, phlox, peonies and foxgloves with a heliotrope standard in the center. English ivy and climbing hydrangeas grew over the walls.
By 2012 when the most recent restoration of the garden was begun the rose and perennial beds were long gone, having been shaded out and replaced by lawn by an intervening owner. Shade loving perennials including astilbe, foxglove, lupine, and heliotrope were planted around the perimeter of that lawn. The lawn in the lower circular garden, now in full sun, was edged with pink dianthus and catmint. Korean dogwood and boxwood were planted on the rise between the two gardens, climbing roses were planted to climb the walls, and clematis was planted to climb the new arches over the gates. This restoration kept the hardscape walls, wall fountain, built-in bench and belvedere (tea house) and was completed in 2014.
Persons associated with the garden are General Charles Greeley Loring, Jr. (1828-1902) (former owner 1881-1902); Quincy Adams Shaw (former owner, 1902-1960); Sarah Pemberton Shaw (former owner, 1902-1945); Lydia Eliot Codman Shaw (former owner, 1947-1966); Samuel Eliot Codman (former owner, 1966-2008); William Ralph Emerson (1833-1917) (architect, 1881-1883); Arthur Little (1852-1925) & Herbert W.C. Browne (1860-1949) (architects of additions, 1903-1905); Henri Crenier (1873-1948) (sculptor, 1910); Laura Gibson (landscape architect, 2012- ).
Related Materials:
Pompey's Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (1 glass lantern slide, 8 digital images, 1 print)
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 -- Massachusetts -- Beverly  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA017
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17553

South Amana -- Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens

Provenance:
Cedar Rapids Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens (South Amana, Iowa)
United States of America -- Iowa -- Iowa County -- South Amana
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, garden plans, a detailed narrative history and description of the garden, and photo copies of articles.
General:
There are at least ten distinct gardens on this ¾ acre property, originally part of the Amana colonies of Iowa, now owned by descendants of one of the families from the Community of True Inspiration. Members of the religious community emigrated from Germany in the 1800's, bringing with them seeds for some vegetable varieties that are still being grown here. Their brick house was built in 1900 and has a distinctive style of trellises originally used to support grapevines since the community grew only consumable fruits and vegetables, not ornamentals. A cottage on this property built in 1850 was used as a daycare center for the children; now it is a toolshed with a cottage garden enclosed by an authentic reproduction of an earlier picket fence. The property is in a valley with rich, fertile soil, skillfully tended by the owners who maintain a one hundred year old asparagus bed, an ivy garden grown from a cutting in her bridal bouquet, and trees as well as hedges of flowering shrubs grown from cuttings. An enormous vegetable garden produces fresh food, food that is preserved for the rest of the year, and seeds for their heirloom vegetable seed bank. More than 300 different varieties of plants are grown including perennials, bulbs, ornamental grasses, flowering vines, and foliage container plants arranged for texture and color impact. Three scallop-shaped flower beds that feature red salvia and mixed borders are edged with rocks collected on vacations by a previous generation of owners. A small lath outbuilding is nearly smothered in fall by sweet autumn clematis. Another flower garden grows on the site of an earlier chicken house. Among the fruit and nut trees in a small orchard there is an apple tree grown from a culture from a tree planted by Johnny Appleseed.
There is a division of labor in this garden: she grows the vegetables and passes along recipes while he grows ornamentals. He is also a historian who contributes garden-related postings to websites, on topics ranging from how to add a gnome feature, the virtues of growing fritillaries (deer avoid it), and successful groupings of ornamentals with similar horticultural requirements. His book, "Gardening the Amana Way," was published by the University of Iowa Press in 2013.
Related Materials:
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens related holdings consist of 2 folders (9 35 mm. slides; 1 PDF)
See others in:
American Gardens 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:
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 -- Iowa -- South Amana  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IA014
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Iowa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6560
Online Media:

Palm Beach -- La Salona

Provenance:
Garden Club of Palm Beach  Search this
Former owner:
Reynolds, Wiley, Mrs  Search this
Palm Beach County Crippled Children's Society  Search this
Allison, William M.  Search this
Live Oak Realty Corporation  Search this
Architect:
Wyeth, Marion Sims  Search this
Fatio, Maurice  Search this
Saladrigas, Raphael  Search this
Landscape designer:
Sanchez, Jorge  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
2 Photographs (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
20 Digital images (color, JPEG file.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Digital images
Place:
United States of America -- Florida -- Palm Beach County -- Palm Beach
La Salona
Varying Form:
Also known as Reynolds Garden.
General:
The gardens of La Salona surround a Mediterranean Revival House built in 1926 as a vacation home for the Reynolds family by architect Marion Sims Wyeth. Several years after the house was constructed, Maurice Fatio designed the enclosed patio and pool for privacy.

The current owners purchased the property in 1989, with the last major reconstruction in 2015 by Rafael Saladrigas. Jorge Sanchez and his firm maintain the landscaping needs at La Salona, such as reinstalling the sheltered garden and fountains with exotic plants and potted annuals. The east lawn faces the ocean and consequently the plant selection includes salt hardy varieties and coconut palms. The property became a historic landmark in 1990.

Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Wiley R. Reynolds (former owners, 1926 – 1963); Palm Beach County Crippled Children's Society (former owners, 1963 - 1964); William M. Allison (former owners, 1964 – 1967); Live Oak Realty Corporation (former owner, 1978 – 1986); Marion Sims Wyeth (architect, 1926); Maurice Fatio (architect, 1929); Jorge Sanchez (landscape designer, 2016); Raphael Saladrigas (architect, 2015).
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 -- Florida -- Palm Beach  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File FL012
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Augusta -- Clark House

Architect:
Cheatham, Albert  Search this
Former owner:
Clark, J. Williams Mrs.  Search this
Kennedy, Frederick Judge Mrs.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Smith, William  Search this
Provenance:
Sand Hills Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Clark House (Augusta, Georgia)
United States of America -- Georgia -- Richmond County -- Augusta
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, garden plans, and a postcard.
General:
The home was constructed in 1929 by Mrs. Clark (of the Coats and Clark Co.) as her vacation home with extensive formal gardens. Purchased in 1944 by its current owners, the house was completely renovated under the direction of Albert Cheatham, AIA. At that time, the grounds were redesigned by William Smith. The iron gates and fencing along Milledge Road were brought from the original Augusta courthouse by Judge Fred kennedy. The aggregate driveway is bordered by cobblestones that were obtained from an old railroad. A huge, old magnolia tree is enhanced by fern and jasmine under plantings. The grounds to the rear of the home are a formal English garden. From the flagstone patio, a long, smooth expanse of green lawn leads to the English folly. Along the back wall of the folly is a lovely bronze fountain, "Girl with Bird and Bowl." A gardener's cottage and a chauffeur's cottage, built while Mrs. Clark occupied the house, are at the rear of the property.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Mrs. J. William Clark (former owner, 1929-?); Judge and Mrs. Frederick Kennedy (former owner, ?-1944); William Smith (landscape architect, 1994); and Albert Cheatham (architect, 1994).
Related Materials:
Clark House related holdings consist of 1 folder (7 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 -- Georgia -- Augusta  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File GA183
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Archival Repository:
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Sarasota -- Harkavy House

Former owner:
Harkavy, Martin  Search this
Harkavy, Lillian  Search this
Cunningham, Cynthia W.  Search this
Barker, Tefft  Search this
Barker, Denise  Search this
Kitzis, Karen  Search this
Kitzis, Hugo  Search this
Architect:
Rudolph, Paul Marvin  Search this
Hall, Greg  Search this
Landscape designer:
Anderson, Richard  Search this
Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Sarasota  Search this
Founders Garden Club of Sarasota  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Harkavy House (Sarasota, Florida)
United States of America -- Florida -- Sarasota County -- Sarasota
Scope and Contents:
1 folder and 12 digital images. The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
Harkavy House, designed and built in the 1950's as a vacation home, opened the interiors to the subtropical climate of Florida in the days before air-conditioning. Modernist architect Paul Rudolph designed movable walls: floor-to-ceiling sliding wooden and glass panels that opened to catch breezes; and wood lattice screens around the exterior for privacy and shade. The two-bedroom, one-bath house was expanded between 2006 and 2011, adding a two-story addition containing a master bedroom and more bathrooms, and converting a carport to a garage. Original minimalist landscaping of the small property included raked shell groundcover and indigenous plants that would not require extra water or fertilizer and have little environmental impact. Current landscaping includes orange bougainvillea vine, birds of paradise, several bromeliad cultivars, and a wall painted orange, the accent color for the all-white house. A row of tall royal palms, a bridal veil tree, bromeliads, dwarf podocarpus, and cardboard plants fill beds in front of the house set in the raked shell groundcover. Pandora vine grows on a pergola over the front door. Traveler's, Chinese and areca palms and yellow bamboo screen the rear and side property lines and the swimming pool, and there is a sea grape hedge in back.
Martin and Lillian Harkavy (former owners, 1957- ); Cynthia W. Cunningham (former owner, 1969- ); Denise and Tefft Barker (former owners, 1981- ); Karen and Hugo Kitzis (former owners, 2004- ); Paul Marvin Rudolph (1918-1997) (architect, 1953 or 1957?); Greg Hall (architect, 2005); Richard Anderson (landscape designer, 2012- ).
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 -- Florida -- Sarasota  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File FL266
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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Charles Lang Freer's letters to Frank Hecker during foreign travels

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
283 Pages
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Letters (correspondence)
Place:
Sri Lanka
Singapore
Indonesia
Egypt
Syria
Japan
Paris (France)
London (England)
Date:
1904-1908
Scope and Contents:
Letters written by Charles Lang Freer to his friend and business associate Frank Hecker (1846-1927) during multiple trips to Europe and Asia between 1904 and July of 1908. After a decade absence, Freer travelled again to Asia, taking extended tours of Egypt, Syria, Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia and Japan. Also included are letters written from Detroit that describe the status of Freer's offer of his collection to the Smithsonian.
Arrangement:
Organized chronologically.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 02.1Hecker.travel4
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence)
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, File FSA A.01 02.1Hecker.travel4
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Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: Charles Lang Freer Correspondence / Hecker, Frank J., Col., 1892-1917
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Autobiography Preliminary Notes

Collection Creator:
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 41
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1944
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers, 1906-2016, bulk 1920-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers
Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers / Series 3: Writings and Lectures
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Artists' Equity Association - Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1949-1952
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers, 1906-2016, bulk 1920-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers
Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers / Series 4: Organization Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Greater New York Committee For Japanese Americans, Inc.

Collection Creator:
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1944-1946
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers, 1906-2016, bulk 1920-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers
Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers / Series 4: Organization Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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United China Relief, Inc.

Collection Creator:
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1942
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers, 1906-2016, bulk 1920-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers
Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers / Series 4: Organization Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kuniyasu-ref54
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Great Migration Home Movie Study Collection

Creator:
National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
825 Digital files
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Digital files
Home movies
Date:
1940 - Ongoing
Summary:
The Great Migration is a unique, ongoing digitization service program that partners the National Museum of African American History and Culture with individuals across the United States to preserve their important analog audiovisual media.

While major motion picture film and television historically lacked diverse representation, black history was instinctively being preserved in everyday home movies. Today, these personal narratives serve as an invaluable tool for understanding and re-framing black moving image history, and provide a much needed visualization of African American history and culture.
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains 825 digitized audiovisual media objects. However, as an ongoing project the scope of the collection will continue to increase over time. The scope will be updated as is appropriate.

The content of the collection consists predominantly of amateur recordings created by families to document their lives. This includes major life events, such as birthdays and weddings, quotidian life, as well as family vacations and holidays.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into file, and item-level records. Each file corresponds to a family that has participated in the Great Migration program. Each item within a file corresponds to a single piece of audiovisual media, such as a film or videotape, digitized by NMAAHC staff.
Provenance:
NMAAHC creates and retains digital copies, 2016-[ongoing]. Original analog materials are not retained by the museum.
Restrictions:
Collection is available online for open research.
Rights:
The Great Migration Home Movie Study Collection is a product of and owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution.

Copyright for all works are retained by the creators of the original analog materials.
The contents of the Great Migration Home Movie Project are made available to the public for the purposes of education and scholarly research. The home movies digitized through the project are not available for commercial licensing. Educational and scholarly use may be considered on an individual basis.
Topic:
Amateur films  Search this
Families  Search this
Travel  Search this
Parties  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Home movies
Citation:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Supported by the Center for the Digitization and Curation of African American History.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.SC.0001
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Great Migration Home Movie Study Collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
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Michelle Wilkinson Family

Collection Creator:
National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Home movies
Date:
circa 1965 - 1975
Scope and Contents:
The Michelle Wilkinson Family home movies features travel footage, family outings, and gatherings with family and friends.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is available online for open research.
Collection Rights:
The Great Migration Home Movie Study Collection is a product of and owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution.

Copyright for all works are retained by the creators of the original analog materials.
The contents of the Great Migration Home Movie Project are made available to the public for the purposes of education and scholarly research. The home movies digitized through the project are not available for commercial licensing. Educational and scholarly use may be considered on an individual basis.
Topic:
Family vacations  Search this
Birthday parties  Search this
Families  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Home movies
Collection Citation:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Supported by the Center for the Digitization and Curation of African American History.
See more items in:
Great Migration Home Movie Study Collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
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Dorothy Swygert Home Movie #1

Creator:
Swygert, Dorothy  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (Kodak Box #1-31; Minnie's Wedding II [verso], 31 Super 8 Kodachrome IIA reels compiled and digitized in one file, 400 foot reel)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
circa 1965
Scope and Contents:
This a compilation of 31 reels from the Swygert Collection including weddings, vacations, and holiday celebrations.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is available online for open research.
Rights:
Requires permission from Swygert Family for use.
Topic:
Church Interiors  Search this
Collection Citation:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Supported by the Center for the Digitization and Curation of African American History.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.SC.0001, Item SC_0001_20161216_Swygert_S8_01-31
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Great Migration Home Movie Study Collection
Great Migration Home Movie Study Collection / Dorothy Swygert Family
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
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