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Barrington Hills -- Olsen's Woods Walk

Provenance:
Garden Club of Barrington  Search this
Former owner:
Evans, Evan A.  Search this
Evans, Pauline Hart  Search this
Alexander, Bruce  Search this
Pope, Joan Ferris  Search this
Seno, Guy H.  Search this
Seno, Bette A.  Search this
Theissen, G. Willard  Search this
Theissen, Bonita  Search this
Olsen, Eric E.  Search this
Olsen, Margaret G.  Search this
Architect:
Work, Robert G.  Search this
Tree specialist:
Keppel, Charlie  Search this
Arborist:
Bode, Eric  Search this
Garden design and maintenance:
Olsen, Liz  Search this
Wolfgram, Andrew  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Illinois -- Cook County -- Barrington
Olsen's Woods Walk (Barrington Hills, Illinois)
Scope and Contents:
1 folder and 22 digital images.
General:
The red brick Georgian style house was built in 1922 as a country place, gifted along with 60 acres of farmland; in 1991 the house had been restored but the 15-acre property was overgrown with buckthorn and invasive vines. While clearing the land the owners discovered the remains of a 1930's formal garden next to the house and a one-acre spring-fed pond at the perimeter. The first garden they designed and planted, Woods Walk, has meandering paths under a towering canopy of red, bur and white oak, quantities of spring bulbs, part shade flowering shrubs and perennials, fountains, garden art, hidden seating and a tool shed. Long rows of arborvitae and boxwood hedges were planted to create a formal structure for garden rooms that would surround and spread out from the house on ten acres, eventually fenced to keep out deer. There are nine main garden rooms with formal patio gardens outside the house, expansive lawns punctuated with trees, and more casual plantings leading to the woods and the pond. Two massive lion planters anchor the Leo Lion garden that has a flagstone walkway, dwarf evergreens, two weeping birch positioned to form a natural arch, perennials, grasses and ferns. The English Pool garden has a 14-column classical Greek pergola supporting a climbing hydrangea and perennials and annuals chosen for their colorful blossoms. A formal parterre garden terraced beneath one of the patios has red and white roses under a weeping cherry. The garden rooms are entered under arches covered with clematis and other climbing vines; the Gala Garden designed and planted for a hospice benefit is bordered by blue tuteurs with climbing roses and clematis. Other garden structures include an eight-sided gazebo and an ironwork folly with climbing vines.

A Mirror Walk garden is shaded by mature oak with three beds of deciduous azaleas and color coordinated tulips on one side facing beds of shade perennials that include bleeding heart, lobelia, and petasites with banks of hosta around each bed. The Wedding Walk garden has four arches bordered by more casual flower beds chosen to attract butterflies and transition to the natural pond with cattails, Adirondack chairs and a fire pit. A vegetable garden and orchard are located outside the gate cottage or coach house as they were under the original owners. Many of the garden rooms and patio gardens feature planted urns and other containers; even tall columns are topped with flower-filled pots. The voluminous plantings were aided in part by Ball Horticultural Company: from 2004 to 2011 Olsen's Woods Walk was a test garden for as many as 500 flats of perennials and annuals each year that would be evaluated and photographed, with some images appearing in Ball catalogs and other advertisements. Also, the owners hosted many charitable benefits and open days for the Garden Conservancy and other organizations.

Persons associated with the garden include: Evan A. and Pauline Hart Evans (former owners, circa 1922-1950); Bruce Alexander and Joan Ferris Pope (former owners, circa 1959-1971); Guy H. and Bette A. Seno (former owners, circa 1971-1976); G. Willard and Bonita Theissen (former owners, circa 1976-1991); Eric E. and Margaret G. Olsen (former owners, 1991-2018); Robert G. Work (1874-1960) (architect for house and coach house, 1922); Charlie Keppel (tree maintenance, 1991-2018); Eric Bode (arborist, 2007-2018); Liz Olsen and Andrew Wolfgram (garden design and maintenance, 2007-2018).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Illinois -- Barrington Hills  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IL185
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Illinois
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb60a88b7e5-2fc9-49d7-bc86-21b2e033b2f4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref32888

Kenilworth -- Coolridge Garden

Landscape architect:
Hoerr, Douglas  Search this
Provenance:
Kenilworth Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Coolidge Garden (Kenilworth, Illinois)
United States of America -- Illinois -- Cook County -- Kenilworth
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, historical information about the house and garden, photocopies of articles about the property and garden, reference images, and other information.
General:
A private residence on one acre has a 1929 house of asymmetrical design, with a rectangular sunken lawn behind the house surrounded by low retaining walls that are symmetrically punctuated by four stone stairways. The walls serve as raised beds for perennials and shrubs. Two concrete jardinières at each stairway are planted in topiary boxwood. A large patio behind the house is paved in bluestone set in a random pattern. Beyond the patio a stairway leads to the lower elevation lawn. The garden was designed for entertaining, with seating on the patio and under a pergola.
The house has Art Deco ironwork at the front and back doors, which is complemented by an ironwork scrim that supports the pergola. An antique fountain surrounded by boxwood at one end of the lawn balances the pergola at the other end. A shaded woodland garden features an antique limestone bench. The walkway along one side of the house is bordered by perennial flower beds, ground cover beds, and a rose garden.
The Coolidge Garden has been documented by the Garden Conservancy.
Persons associated with the garden include Douglas Hoerr of Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects (landscape architect, 2001 to present).
Related Materials:
Coolridge Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (15 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Illinois -- Kenilworth  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IL122
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Illinois
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6099ab6a3-3f71-479a-b8d4-55df27021868
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6779

Lake Forest -- House of the Four Winds

Garden restoration:
Bergmann, Craig K.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Nichols, Rose Standish  Search this
Architect of house:
Shaw, Howard Van Doren  Search this
Former owner:
McBirney, Hugh J. Mrs  Search this
Coffey, Jack C.  Search this
Coffey, Jack C. Mrs.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Guild of Winnetka  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
House of the Four Winds (Lake Forest, Illinois)
United States of America -- Illinois -- Lake -- Lake Forest
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and an article.
General:
The garden at the House of the Four Winds was originally designed circa 1908 by architect Howard Van Doren Shaw and planted the following year by landscape architect Rose Standish Nichols. At that time the property comprised 5.29 acres and was a summer home sited to catch breezes off Lake Michigan. The hardscape designed by Shaw included two long pools or rills on different levels on the longitudinal axis from the house to the exedra and small fountains at the rear of the property. Stone benches and low walls were included in the hard scape design as well as an arched stone and wrought iron gateway. Shaw was said to be inspired by the Generalife Gardens at the Alhambra in Spain, and included water jets in the rills for spray. Rose Standish Nichols designed the formal garden borders in the upper and lower pool gardens as well as another formal side garden to the east. The property was subdivided in 1955, and House of the Four Winds currently comprises almost two acres.
The garden nearly was lost for 50 years until bits of the original hardscape were noticed, which led to the excavation of the two long pools and a complete renovation of blue stone walkways. Trees that had grown over and shaded the formal flower beds were removed. Hornbeam, yew and boxwood hedges and grass walkways outline the redesigned perennial flower beds, limited in color to purples, blues, pinks and whites at the owners' request. A tall boxwood hedge in the upper pool garden is clipped into an undulating shape, while other boxwood are clipped into conical or spherical shapes. There are planted containers at the exedra and near the house, original statues and fountains as well as original stone benches.
This garden was featured in the Garden Conservancy's Open Days directory in 2009.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Johnston McBirney (former owners, 1909-1954); Isabel M. Stimson (former owner, 1954-1955); Mr. and Mrs. Harry N. Bryant (former owners, 1955); Mr. and Mrs. Jack C. Coffey (former owners, 1955-1959); Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wolcott Henry, Jr. (former owners, 1959-1972); Nancy Cummings Henry (former owner, 1972-1974); Howard Van Doren Shaw (architect of house and garden hard scape, 1908); Rose Standish Nichols (landscape architect, 1909-1911); Craig Bergmann (garden restoration, circa 2000 - 2002)
Related Materials:
House of the Four Winds related holdings consist of 1 folder (7 digital prints, 21 digital images + 3 lantern slides)
Additional materials also located in the Lake Forest Public Library, Lake Forest, Illinois.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Illinois -- Lake Forest  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IL009
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Illinois
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6f2f6a4c2-a396-46db-b88c-17ad052d5e5d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6789

New Trier -- Bergmann-Grigsby Garden

Photographer:
Bryan, Linda Oyama  Search this
Owner:
Bergmann, Craig K.  Search this
Grigsby, James W.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Bergmann-Grigsby Garden (Wilmette, Ill.)
United States of America -- Illinois -- Cook County -- New Trier -- Wilmette
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes drawing of the garden, garden description,articles, excerpts from books, lecture program, and brochure from The 1998 Chicago Flower and Garden Show.
General:
"The main entry of the garden is at the rear of the house due to the home's proximity to the busy street and the fact theat the house was once a farm house with much more property than what exists now. The old greenhouse (Lord and Burnham, c. 1900) was the New Trier High School's greenhouse (in Winnetka, Illinois) and was reassembled and attached to the home in the early 1960's. The two largest plantings in the garden include a Magnolia x soulangiana and an Acer platanoides 'Schwerdleri' assumed to have been planted in the early 1930's. It is a cottage style garden created by plantsmen. The garden is divided into many rooms based on the configuration of the building and adjoining the property."
"The garden began in 1986. It is planted in casual style with some formal elements. Stone ornaments are collected and use them as punctuation throughout the garden-often moved about to accent what is in bloom at the time. At the entry arbor are a collection of potted, unusual dwarf conifers which are overwintered at the nursery for safekeping. The plant collection at the gates emphasizes a restrained color palette and variegated foliage."
Craig Bergmann Landscape Design, Inc. was featured in The 1998 Chicago Flower and Garden Show. Their garden "The Wind in the Willow", won the Mayor's Trophy - Best of Show and the People's Choice Award. They also created gardens for the 1995 and 1996 Flower and Garden Shows."
Persons associated with the property include: Craig K. Bergmann (owner); James W. Grigsby (owner); Linda Oyama Bryan (photographer).
Related Materials:
Bergmann-Grigsby Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Illinois -- Wilmette  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IL104
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Illinois
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb60794d081-1279-4b41-ba16-e79694b87164
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6821

Winnetka -- Haynes Garden

Landscape architect:
Jensen, Jens, 1860-1951  Search this
Root & Hollister  Search this
Architect:
Otis & Clark  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Guild of Winnetka  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Haynes Garden (Winnetka, Illinois)
Timberleigh (Winnetka, Illinois)
United States of America -- Illinois -- Cook -- Winnetka
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets articles and lists of notable plants and shrubs.
Varying Form:
Timberleigh formerly known as.
General:
Located on 1.8 acres, this property is located on the shore of Lake Michigan in an area called Hubbard Woods. The Italian Renaissance revival style house was originally built in circa 1925-1926 by Otis and Clark for Frank Brach of the famous candy company. According to the Garden Club of America's 1933 annual meeting book, Jens Jensen designed the original plan for the grounds, Hollister and Root designed the small formal garden while the owners designed the perennial garden. At that time, the garden was designed for spring effect with a strip of woods on either side of the drive planted with clumps of daffodils and mertensia and bordered with primroses in shades of yellow and bronze. The small formal garden located directly to the south of the house was designed for a green garden in winter and beds planted entirely of pansies from April until mid-June. A tennis court and swimming pool beyond the fornal garden were approached by a grass walk bordered by an arborvitae hedge.
Between 2007 and 2008, the gardens were revamped after a complete renovation of the house. The hydrangea bed at the front of the house was enhanced and hydrangeas were added to the borders on the north and south property lines where pine trees and arborvitae were planted to provide more privacy. Existing walls were elongated, the driveway modified by curving it to make the approach more dramatic, a large parking court in the front of the house was constructed, French drains were added to improve drainage, and trees were planted to disguise the entrance to the garage. A gate was also constructed to separate the front and back gardens. A side shade garden leads to two blue stone terraces, one overlooking the pool and another lower terrace overlooking Lake Michigan.
Garden features on the lakeside garden include a classically styled wooden trellised pergola which houses one of the many garden statues.
In 2011, this garden won the President's Award for residential design from the Illinois chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Gold Award for residential design from PLANET. The garden has been featured on the Garden Conservancy's Open Days. In addition to private parties, the garden has been the host of meetings of the Garden Guild of Winnetka, Town and Country Arts club and the Woman's Board of the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Persons and groups associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brach (former owner, 1925-1931), Mr. and Mrs. Frederick H. Scott (former owners, 1933);; Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Haynes (former owners, 2005-2012); Otis and Clark (architects, circa 1925); Jens Jensen (landscape architect of grounds, 1920s or 1930s); Hollister and Root (landscape architect of formal garden, 1920s or 1930s); Mariani Landscaping (landscapers, 2007-2012); .
Related Materials:
Haynes Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (1 lantern slide; 20 digital images)
See others in:
Garden Club of American collection, ca. 1920- [ongoing].
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Illinois -- Winnetka  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IL037
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Illinois
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb604d9774f-0b70-477d-9e7b-add1faf99342
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6831

Winnetka -- The Aalbregstse Garden

Landscape architect:
Heynssens, Chris J.  Search this
Heynssens & Grassman  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Guild of Winnetka  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Aalbregtse Garden (Winnetka, Illinois)
United States of America -- Illinois -- Cook County -- Winnetka
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes work sheets, copies of the garden plan, a plant list, photocopies of published photographs and descriptions of the garden, and other information.
General:
Planned and constructed between 2001 and 2003, this nearly half-acre garden is set around a 1926 English Arts and Crafts style house. Outdoor "rooms" feature a variety of plant material and provide vistas from most rooms of the house. Regionally quarried stone, indigenous plant material, and textural contrasts have been used to provide privacy and create space. Four seasons of interest are provided by the plant collection. Woody plants have an underlying theme of analogous colors in shades of yellow, gold and bronze, while the perennials' predominant palette is purple chartreuse and pale yellow, with greens varying from grey to deep emerald. Garden features include a boxwood-hedged herb garden, a koi pond, a large bluestone terrace, and a rear patio with pergola, potting shed, and outdoor fireplace. The garden has won multiple awards from the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Chris J. Heynssens (landscape architect, 2002 to date) and Heynssens & Grassman (landscape architects, 2002 to date).
Related Materials:
The Aalbregstse Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Illinois -- Winnetka  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IL117
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Illinois
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6bc9a1fa6-1307-49c1-ae98-5c367a8b7957
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6846

Winnetka -- The Metzler Garden

Landscape designer:
Mariani, John ASLA  Search this
Architect:
Beman, Spencer Solon  Search this
Former owner:
Kostbade, Charles J.  Search this
Packard Mr.  Search this
Ellis, Robert M. Mr.  Search this
Ellis, Robert M., Mrs.  Search this
Werth family  Search this
Fitzpatrick, Mark Mr.  Search this
Fitzpatrick, Mark Mrs.  Search this
Newman, Richard Mr.  Search this
Newman, Richard Mrs.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Guild of Winnetka  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Metzler Garden (Winnetka, Illinois)
United States of America -- Illinois -- Cook County -- Winnetka
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles about the property, the area, and the architect, and other information.
General:
The Metzler Garden comprises two acres in the flood plain of the Skokie River and is prone to flooding from the nearby Skokie Lagoons during periods of heavy rainfall. The property is also vulnerable to deer living in the Lagoons. The owners added a wedge shaped lot on the north side of their original property and commissioned John Mariani, ASLA, to design a wide border of prairie plants, perennial flowers and shrubs that deer do not like to eat. Behind the perennial border a screen of pine trees was planted along the perimeter of the property to block the view of the larger houses that are replacing the smaller, original homes built in the 1930s in this planned community. A cutting garden was created nearer to the house that is protected by a picket fence but deer repellant sprays are also employed.
The plant selection in the deep border includes ligularia, bee balm, ajuga, rudbeckia, catmint, astilbe, Joe Pye weed, chelone, and shrubby barberry, chosen for their tolerance of wet conditions and deer resistance. The cottage-style fenced cutting garden is bisected by crossing slate walkways with boxwoods planted in the central corner of each garden bed. There is a children's play house and a small playground for grandchildren with shredded bark mulch ground cover to reduce muddiness. Foundation plantings at the house and play house include roses, peonies, Annabelle hydrangeas, catmint, euonymous and garden begonias.
The Skokie Lagoons were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps beginning in 1933. Previously the marsh land of the Skokie River's flood plain had been drained by farmers who grew horseradish successfully in the peaty soil. The peat fields flooded in the spring rains and would catch on fire in dry conditions. The Lagoons are made up of seven miles of interconnected waterways and kept free of wastewater due to the later installation of pipes, pumps and channels. The Lagoons also were dredged and deepened to improve the fish habitat, and are used as a recreation area for fishing, birding, and small craft boating.
Persons associated with the garden include Charles J. Kostbade, Jr. (former owner, 1929-1941); Mr. Packard (former owner, circa 1941-1948); Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Ellis (former owners, 1953); Werth family (former owners); Mr. and Mrs. Mark Fitzpatrick (former owners); Mr. and Mrs. Richard Newman (former owners of lot added to property); Spencer Solon Beman (Architect, 1929); John Mariani ASLA, (landscape designer).
Related Materials:
The Metzler Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Illinois -- Winnetka  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IL127
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Illinois
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb60299da05-edc7-47a9-b055-35a6ee8781ca
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6848

Winnetka -- Garden of Many Circles

Former owner:
Rosenblate, Howard Dr.  Search this
Garden designer:
Visokey, Kim  Search this
Path designer:
Kettelkamp, Ryan  Search this
Architect:
Huszagh, Ralph D., 1898-1977  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Guild of Winnetka  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Garden of Many Circles (Winnetka, Illinois)
United States of America -- Illinois -- Cook -- Winnetka
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information.
General:
The one-acre property had a traditional style house built during the Colonial Revival period in the 1930's, a swimming pool and cabana and a backyard lawn in 1999 when the owners moved in. They removed the swimming pool and built a berm to block the street planted with deciduous and evergreen trees. Those trees form the backdrop for the colorful perennial borders that have been developed over the years by the self-taught garden designer. There are five distinct garden rooms: the circular motor court with layered green hedges and ground covers; the sunken garden that features a circular fountain in a round pool behind an ornate wrought iron fence; two labyrinthine lawns; the deep perennial borders surrounding the entire property with curving edges that disguise its rectangular shape; and a small succulent garden. Stands of clipped arborvitae staggered and planted at angles add backdrop and contrast to the mounded shapes of other shrubs and perennials. Plant varieties have been chosen for contrasting colors and textures and several large planted urns add dimension.
The lawns are mowed by hand in spirals alternating bands of cut and uncut grass. The garden designer had a background in painting and visited other gardens during open days and the nearby Chicago Botanic Garden to learn how their borders were designed as well as learning about the soil conditions plants need. Early efforts with a few plants that were on sale in the fall and did not survive the winter have evolved to planned groupings of twenty or more plants of the same variety or same color and shrub textures that add winter interest. On the advice of landscape architect Ryan Kettelkamp the entire garden is ringed by a gravel path edged in brick that also cuts through the deep perennial borders. The Garden of Many Circles has been chosen to participate in the Garden Conservancy North Shore Open Days.
Persons associated with the garden include Dr. Howard Rosenblate (former owner, 1970-1999); Kim Visokey (garden designer, 1999-present); Ryan Kettelkamp (path designer, 2009); Ralph D. Huszagh (1898-1977) (architect, 1935).
Related Materials:
Garden of Many Circles related holdings consist of 1 folder (17 digital images; 4 photographic prints)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Illinois -- Winnetka  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IL182
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Illinois
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb64cfa1fb6-ee57-401d-b095-320c8587904c
EDAN-URL:
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Second Year No.24

Creator:
New Negro Alliance (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Hastie, William, 1904-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Advertisements
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
August 25, 1934
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African American newspapers  Search this
Activism  Search this
Discrimination in employment  Search this
Business enterprises  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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New Negro Opinion newspaper
New Negro Opinion newspaper / Series 1: December 1933- December 1934
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa72fefb497-6fbb-4035-a18e-3b04e5f3ac35
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-10-012-3-ref20
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Second Year No.25

Creator:
New Negro Alliance (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Hastie, William, 1904-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Advertisements
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
September 1, 1934
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African American newspapers  Search this
Activism  Search this
Discrimination in employment  Search this
Business enterprises  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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New Negro Opinion newspaper
New Negro Opinion newspaper / Series 1: December 1933- December 1934
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7be23dd00-015f-4097-be43-69732ffc5be9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-10-012-3-ref21
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Second Year No.27

Creator:
New Negro Alliance (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Hastie, William, 1904-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Advertisements
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
September 15, 1934
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African American newspapers  Search this
Activism  Search this
Discrimination in employment  Search this
Business enterprises  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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New Negro Opinion newspaper
New Negro Opinion newspaper / Series 1: December 1933- December 1934
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7db03902d-93ac-4866-a281-5cd0a77a6e68
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-10-012-3-ref23
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Biographical Statements, Publication List, and Resumes

Collection Creator:
McCoy, Esther  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1948-1989
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of audiovisual recordings without access copies requires advance notice.
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:
Esther McCoy papers, circa 1876-1990, bulk 1938-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Esther McCoy papers
Esther McCoy papers / Series 1: Biographical and Family Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e43b3615-82f2-4f74-a974-12ea206e8501
EDAN-URL:
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Robin Williams

Artist:
Michael R. Dressler, born 13 Jun 1949  Search this
Sitter:
Robin McLaurin Williams, 21 Jul 1951 - 11 Aug 2014  Search this
Medium:
Chromogenic print on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 35.6 × 27.9cm (14 × 11")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1979
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Television  Search this
Interior\Studio\Photography  Search this
Robin McLaurin Williams: Male  Search this
Robin McLaurin Williams: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Robin McLaurin Williams: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Robin McLaurin Williams: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Robin McLaurin Williams: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
Robin McLaurin Williams: Oscar  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine. Conserved with funds from The Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation
Object number:
NPG.82.TC151
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Michael R. Dressler
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm443df47ca-c569-463b-855e-1574d35e4f94
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.82.TC151

Captain H.C. Gray Balloon Basket

Materials:
Wicker, wood, rope, metal
Dimensions:
3-D (Overall basket and ring dimentsions): 143.5 × 100.3 × 220.8cm, 92.5kg (4 ft. 8 1/2 in. × 3 ft. 3 1/2 in. × 7 ft. 2 15/16 in., 204lb.)
3-D (Overall basket with rigging pear ring): 143.5 × 100.3 × 355.4cm (4 ft. 8 1/2 in. × 3 ft. 3 1/2 in. × 11 ft. 7 15/16 in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Balloon
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1927
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Army Air Corps, War Department
Inventory Number:
A19280013000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9088af853-cd3d-48b4-b6ed-8a39f2e66764
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19280013000
Online Media:

Missile, Surface-to-Surface, V-2 (A-4)

Manufacturer:
Mittelwerk GMBH  Search this
Materials:
Steel; graphite jet vanes, some wooden construction elements in fuselage; aluminum tanks not present.
Dimensions:
Overall: 11 ft. 8 3/8 in. wide x 46 ft. 1 3/16 in. deep x 5 ft. 5 in. diameter x 44 ft. 5 3/16 in. long, 8427.9 lb. (356.6 x 1405.1 x 165.1 x 1354.3cm, 3822.9kg)
Type:
CRAFT-Missiles & Rockets
Country of Origin:
Germany
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19600342000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9c2816946-e717-42f0-9d3e-1e31b26b8e63
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19600342000
Online Media:

Official Duties, Personnel (see also oversized, Box 162), Air Force Negro Personnel Policies

Collection Creator:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Collection, Acc. 1992.0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection
Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection / Series 2: Military Career / 2.3: Materials Arranged by Posting / 2.3.9: Lockbourne AAB/AAF/AFB (Lockbourne, OH), Base Commander
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2e89eb916-598b-4ea5-8853-152915a119e2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0023-ref1840
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Yearbook (Class of 1950)

Collection Creator:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Collection, Acc. 1992.0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection
Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection / Series 2: Military Career / 2.3: Materials Arranged by Posting / 2.3.10: Air War College (Maxwell AFB, AL), Student
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg29b828140-39af-45ca-9758-d8e714076a1b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0023-ref1853
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Social (see also oversized, Box 154)

Collection Creator:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Collection, Acc. 1992.0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection
Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection / Series 2: Military Career / 2.3: Materials Arranged by Posting / 2.3.13: Far East Air Force (FEAF) Headquarters (Tokyo, Japan), Director of Operations and Training
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2731e337a-c5f5-49a8-9698-910b72d673b3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0023-ref1915
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Bibliographies, Biographies, and Resumes

Collection Creator:
White, Charles, 1918-1979  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1941-circa 1975
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:
Charles W. White papers, 1933-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles W. White papers
Charles W. White papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93d341657-9dcb-4c11-98ea-f84e1e6f538a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-whitchar-ref20
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Company 612, SP-1 Chicago-Lemont, Willow Springs

Collection Creator:
National Association of Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni  Search this
Ward, C.E.  Search this
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)  Search this
Bidwell, Timothy  Search this
Bires, Andrew, G.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research use.

Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with cotton gloves. Researchers may use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis and as resources allow.

Viewing film portions of the collection requires special appointment, please inquire; listening to LP recordings is only possible by special arrangement.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view materials in cold storage. Using cold room materials requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Civilian Conservation Corps Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Collection
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Collection / Series 5: Photographs / 5.1: Panoramic Photographs / 5.1.10: Illinois
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8efa55794-b11a-4dea-b957-2f7df1084515
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0930-ref2529

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