United States of America -- Kentucky -- Jefferson County -- Louisville
Scope and Contents:
Materials relating to the public garden of the Historic Homes Foundation, located in Louisville, Kentucky. The folder includes slide list, postcards of the home, notes from the garden designer, a copy of a publication featuring the garden, with a worksheet completed by GCA researcher Anne Bruce Haldeman. The garden and home is noted for being originally designed by Thomas Jefferson.
"This home is a self-sustaining Kentucky plantation of the early nineteenth century. Because no information on the original garden could be found, a typical garden of that time, as it might have been, was designed by a local landscape architect and member of the Glenview Garden Club, Miss Anne Bruce Haldeman."
Persons associated with the property include: John Speed and Lucy Gilmer Fry Speed (former owners, 1810 to 1840); Austin Lightfoot Peay and Peachy Walker Speed Peay (former owner, 1841 to 1865); Dresher family (former owner, 1865 to 1907); Bischoff family (former owner, 1907 to 1945); William Tyler (former owner, 1945 to 1947); Porter Smith (former owner, 1947 to 1958); Historic Homes Foundation, Inc. (owner, 1958 to present); Miss Anne Bruce Haldeman (landscape architect).
Information about the Speed and Peay families is included in Samuel W. Thomas' book, "Oxmoor: The Bullitt Family Estate Near Louisville, Kentucky since 1787."
Farmington related holdings consist of 1 folder (2 35 mm. slides)
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