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Newport -- Beacon Hill, RI

Former owner:
James, Harriet Eddy  Search this
James, Arthur Curtiss  Search this
Landscape gardener:
Greatorex, John  Search this
Rosarian:
Foote, Harriett Risley, 1863-  Search this
Contractor:
Peckham Brothers  Search this
Hempstead of Boston  Search this
Lantern slide maker:
Van Altena, Edward  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of New Haven  Search this
Creator:
Powell, Alan, M/Ms  Search this
Hamilton, Samuel, Mrs  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Beacon Hill (Newport, Rhode Island)
United States of America -- Rhode Island -- Newport County -- Newport
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes correspondence, articles and information sheet compiled by GCA representative.
Biographical / Historical:
After Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Curtiss James's deaths, the gardens, with their pergolas, pools, and walls, fell into disrepair, ravaged by time and invasive trees and shrubs. The estate was subdivided into 3.25-acre parcels in the 1970s, and sold by developers as single home sites—with the remnants of the Blue Garden on one of the sites. Through the generosity of Dorrance H. Hamilton, a Newport summer resident, philanthropist, and garden enthusiast, the Blue Garden was rescued from its demise and rebuilt in 2014. A team, led by Parker Construction, Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architects, and Arleyn A. Levee, Olmsted Historian, restored the garden to its former glory, using as reference original Olmsted plans, drawings, photographs, and correspondence from the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, the Library of Congress, the Archives of American Gardens, and the Redwood Library, among other repositories. As the name suggests, the Blue Garden incorporates a palette of blues early in the season and transitions to lavender blues and purples, with touches of white, as the summer progresses. Over 250 evergreen trees and flowering shrubs enclose the garden, and contribute to its designation as an arboretum. The Blue Garden is known today as a classic example of American landscape art and a triumph of historic preservation. The garden is open for tours on Thursdays from mid-June through early October. Photographs of the restoration and information are available at thebluegarden.org.
General:
"There is an austere elegance about a green garden; pink or yellow or red are frivolous except as accents, but the garden that appeals to the romantic, universal soul is the blue garden. That is why the Blue Garden of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Curtiss James was the ultimate goal of so many Newport Pilgrims. A very stately garden it is with the iridescent quality which blue flowers that really are mauve and purple and grayish, rather than true, sharp blue, impart. Its irregular symmetry makes it difficult to describe without a ground plan. At the two far distant ends are colonnades with gray rocks and irregular green plantations beyond, and the lower end is a circle of matchless turf whose boundary is rock and shrubs. The upper part is a circle, too, formed by a rustic lattice of slender split branches over which grow Clematis Jackmanii, mauve Sweet-peas and other charming creepers, backed by Cedars and Pines. In the center are two pools fed by water that trickles from beneath the colonnade."
"A thousand foot rose garden was blasted out of granite rock. A long grass allee originated by the reflecting pool, was planted with 5,000 roses of many varieties. The allee ascended several levels of stone walls and steps and climaxed under a high granite cliff, where a splendid stone and ironwork balustrade and imposing pergola were located. Mr. James died in 1942, all the roses were dug and sold and nature moved in to sow her seeds."
Persons associated with the property include: Arthur Curtiss James (former owner, 1909-1940); Olmsted Brothers (landscape architects); John Greatorex (superintendent of grounds and landscape gardener); Harriet R. Foote (garden designer and rosarian); Peckham Brothers (contractors for rose garden); Hempstead of Boston (landscape contractors/superintendent); Edward Van Altena (lantern slide maker).
Related Materials:
Beacon Hill, RI related holdings consist of 3 folders (5 hand colored glass lantern slides; 35 35mm slides (photographs); 5 8X10 glass plate negatives)
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 03558, Arthur Curtiss James.
See others in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection, 1900-1966. Perry Wheeler Collection, ca. 1880-1984. Richard Marchand historical postcard collection
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 -- Rhode Island -- Newport  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File RI035
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Rhode Island
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c8ae0a2a-d3c7-4b67-9873-badab4bb3b2d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10568

Sheboygan Falls -- Homewood

Former owner:
Hansen, Horace J. Dr.  Search this
Hansen, Elizabeth Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Baum, Dwight James, 1886-1939  Search this
Provenance:
Town and Country Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Homewood (Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin)
United States of America -- Wisconsin -- Sheboygan County -- Sheboygan Falls
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, and other information.
General:
Commissioned by the parents of the present owner, Homewood is truly a family home. It was built in 1937 from an architectural design modeled after the original Homewood at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, built by Charles Carroll in 1801. The architectural plan was featured in the 1939 New York World's Fair as a model home featuring a modern take on the classic Colonial design customized to meet the needs of the average American family. The home was designated as a historic landmark of Sheboygan County in 1983 and was surveyed for the Historic Preservation Division of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.
The vegetable gardens of Homewood date back to the World War II victory garden that the present owner helped to maintain as a child. The gardens have since evolved to address issues of pest control, shade, and to increase produce yield by incorporating raised beds, lattice supports, and additional fencing to help alleviate some the challenges of growing a large vegetable garden. The gardens in their current form were established beginning in 1990, when the present owners renovated the family home.
The main vegetable plot features protective plantings of cedar trees and bittersweet vine, a raspberry patch, and a revolving assortment of vegetable beds which include plantings of greens and lettuce mixes, beans, herbs, tomatoes, and peppers, to name a few, as well as perennials such as rhubarb and asparagus. An additional kitchen garden is located close to the house, where herbs, lettuces, and tomatoes are grown. The abundant vegetable plantings yield enough produce for sharing with friends and neighbors, and canning, freezing, pickling and storage of the crops allows the harvest to last throughout the year.
A sixteen foot long arbor serves as the entrance to the main fenced and gated vegetable garden. Clematis, grapevine, and climbing roses grow on the arbor, which features a crushed limestone path and a bench to provide seating. Additional features on the property include two native prairie areas, a native tree and shrub nursery, and a steep embankment on the back of the property includes maple, oak and ash trees and a wetland abutting an adjoining river.
Persons associated with the garden include: Dr. Horace J. Hansen and Mrs. Elizabeth Hansen (former owners, 1937-1992); and Dwight James Baum (architect, 1937).
Related Materials:
Homewood related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 35 mm slides (photographs); 17 digital images; and 20 photographic prints (reference))
Additional material regarding the property is located in the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center, Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin.
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 -- Wisconsin -- Sheboygan Falls  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WI040
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6fd1e1dde-4465-42cd-9f1d-771cf5544ffc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11686
Online Media:

Osprey -- Historic Spanish Point

Former owner:
Webb, John  Search this
Webb, Elizabeth  Search this
Guptill, Frank  Search this
Guptill, Lizzie Webb  Search this
Palmer, Bertha Honoré, 1849-1918  Search this
Palmer family  Search this
Landscape designer:
Duchêne, Achille, 1866-1947  Search this
Favretti, Rudy J.  Search this
Grounds supervisor:
Prentiss, William  Search this
Architect:
Shepard, Herschel  Search this
Historian:
Matthews, Janet Snyder  Search this
Archaeologist:
Almy, Marion  Search this
Conservator:
Maseman, John  Search this
Horticulturist:
Lichtenstein, Nancy  Search this
Groundskeeper:
Lichtenstein, Nancy  Search this
Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Sarasota  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Historic Spanish Point (Osprey, Florida)
United States of America -- Florida -- Sarasota County -- Osprey
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, brochures, booklets, maps, plant lists, copies of correspondence, and additional information about the history of the site, the gardens and the Palmer family.
General:
This 30-acre site is a unique environmental, archaeological, and historic preserve on the shores of Little Sarasota Bay. It was inhabited by Native Americans for 5,000 years, then briefly by the Spanish, and then by pioneers in the mid-19th century. Between 1910 and 1918 it was the home of Mrs. Potter Palmer of Chicago, who developed the gardens between 1912 and 1918 (the property remained in the Palmer family until 1980 when the site was donated to the Gulf Coast Heritage Association, Inc.). The Palmer-era gardens are one focus of the property today, along with historic and environmental preservation. Mrs. Palmer made "Osprey Point" her winter retreat and a self-sufficient plantation, adding and restoring buildings, walkways, an aqueduct, gardens, and more with architectural features typical of her era. In addition, she bought hundreds of additional acres for farming and investment. She preserved the lovely natural setting of native trees and lush greenery, while adding exotic ornamentals, fruits, and vegetables so capably that new plantings have been basically unnecessary since.
Persons associated with the garden include: John and Elizabeth Webb (former owners, 1867-1911); Frank and Lizzie Webb Guptill (former owners, 1901-1911); Mrs. Potter Palmer (former owner, 1910-1918); the Palmer family (former owners, 1918-1980); Achille Duchêne (landscape designer, 1912-1918); William Prentiss (grounds supervisor, 1917); Rudy J. Favretti (landscape designer, 1990); Herschel Shepard (project restoration architect, late 1980s); Janet Snyder Matthews (project historian, late 1980s); Marion Almy (project archaeologist, late 1980s); John Maseman (conservator, late 1980s); and Nancy Lichtenstein (horticulturist and groundskeeper, 1997 to date).
Related Materials:
Historic Spanish Point related holdings consist of 2 folders (13 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 -- Florida -- Osprey.  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File FL095
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Florida
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6343767fb-bcd9-4763-9e20-6252fdf8af9f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11971

Drayton Hall

Creator:
Trostel, Mike  Search this
Drayton, John  Search this
Drayton, William Henry  Search this
Drayton, Charlotta  Search this
Drayton, Sarah  Search this
Catrell, Sarah  Search this
Bull, Charlotta  Search this
Glen, Margaret  Search this
Perry, Rebecca  Search this
Owner:
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
South Carolina -- Charleston
United States of America -- South Carolina -- Charleston County -- Charleston
Date:
1978 Mar.
General:
The house became property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1974.
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:
Spring  Search this
Mansions  Search this
Trees  Search this
Spanish moss  Search this
Houses -- brick  Search this
Mansions  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item SC040001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / South Carolina / SC040: Charleston -- Drayton Hall
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb683235fa6-c483-4759-abdf-1243c5def241
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12676

Hampton-Preston House & Garden

Creator:
Chicora College for Women  Search this
Hall, Ainsley  Search this
Hamptons, Wade, General  Search this
Hampton, Mary Cantey  Search this
Preston, John  Search this
Moses, Emma  Search this
Ursulines  Search this
Womens College  Search this
Edward Pinckney/Associates  Search this
Landscape architect:
Dargan, Hugh  Search this
Architect:
Yates & Phillips  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Hampton-Preston House and Garden (Columbia, South Carolina)
United States of America -- South Carolina -- Richland County -- Columbia
Date:
1920
General:
The house was constructed in 1818 and today is a reminder of ante-bellum society. The property was restored and Mary Cantey Hampton's Garden was recreated. Hugh Dargan, a landscape architect, spent three years monitoring the process of landscape restoration. Image is property of Richland County Historical Preservation Commission. Postcard.
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:
Spring  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Costume  Search this
Arbors  Search this
Postcards  Search this
Women  Search this
Gardens -- South Carolina -- Columbia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item SC032008
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / South Carolina / SC032: Columbia -- Hampton-Preston House and Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb665294e13-4f0b-4722-93ca-4865ece7a5fb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12718

Hampton-Preston House & Garden

Creator:
Hamptons, Wade, General  Search this
Hampton, Mary Cantey  Search this
Preston, John  Search this
Moses, Emma  Search this
Ursulines  Search this
Womens College  Search this
Edward Pinckney/Associates  Search this
Hall, Ainsley  Search this
Chicora College for Women  Search this
Landscape architect:
Dargan, Hugh  Search this
Architect:
Yates & Phillips  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Hampton-Preston House and Garden (Columbia, South Carolina)
United States of America -- South Carolina -- Richland County -- Columbia
Date:
1920
General:
The house was constructed in 1818 and today is a reminder of ante-bellum society. The property was restored and Mary Cantey Hampton's Garden was recreated. Hugh Dargan, a landscape architect, spent three years monitoring the process of landscape restoration. Image is property of Richland County Historical Preservation Commission. Postcard.
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:
Spring  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Walkways, dirt  Search this
Postcards  Search this
Gardens -- South Carolina -- Columbia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item SC032009
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / South Carolina / SC032: Columbia -- Hampton-Preston House and Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6548745ed-59e2-4d5f-8cf2-b3ab18570eba
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12719

Hampton-Preston House & Garden

Creator:
Hamptons, Wade, General  Search this
Hampton, Mary Cantey  Search this
Preston, John  Search this
Moses, Emma  Search this
Ursulines  Search this
Womens College  Search this
Edward Pinckney/Associates  Search this
Hall, Ainsley  Search this
Chicora College for Women  Search this
Landscape architect:
Dargan, Hugh  Search this
Architect:
Yates & Phillips  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Hampton-Preston House and Garden (Columbia, South Carolina)
United States of America -- South Carolina -- Richland County -- Columbia
Date:
1920
General:
The house was constructed in 1818 and today is a reminder of ante-bellum society. The property was restored and Mary Cantey Hampton's Garden was recreated. Hugh Dargan, a landscape architect, spent three years monitoring the process of landscape restoration. Image is property of the Richland County Historical Preservation Commission. Postcard.
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:
Spring  Search this
Gardens, English  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Gardens -- South Carolina -- Columbia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item SC032010
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / South Carolina / SC032: Columbia -- Hampton-Preston House and Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb635552902-10ca-4e88-b198-622ec3f7c3f3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12720

Fairview -- Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Former owner:
McClure, James Gore King, Jr. Mr. and Mrs, 1916-1956  Search this
Phillips Judge, 1912-1916  Search this
Spaugh Captain USN Ret, 1908-1912  Search this
Reclaimed property:
Sherrill, Bedford, 1874  Search this
Provenance:
The French Broad River Garden Club Foundation  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Hickory Nut Gap Farm (Fairview, North Carolina)
Scope and Contents:
Folder includes Archives of American Gardens Information Sheet, site plan, and photocopied articles. Garden is noted for several features including boxwood hedges, stone walls, circular paved stone terrace, rock garden, tennis court, vegatable garden, arbor, and apple orchard. Site includes large spring house with water flowing through and a log fort built in 1897. Property features a view of the mountains in western North Carolina.
Biographical / Historical:
Property known as Sherrill's Inn, 1834-1909.

Mrs. James G. K. McClure, Jr. began developing the gardens in 1917 and added more gardens until 1942. She was an artist who had studied in France and England. Some of her paintings are featured in the house.
General:
Persons associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. James Gore King McClure, Jr. (former owners, 1916-1956); Judge Phillips (former owner, 1912-1916); Captain Spaugh, USN Ret. (former owner, 1908-1912); Bedford Sherrill (reclaimed property in 1874).
Property was designated a Historic Preservation Property by the North Carolina Cultural Resources Commission in 1975.
Related Materials:
Hickory Nut Gap Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (13 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 -- North Carolina -- Fairview  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC039
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / North Carolina
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb651f4a72c-13d4-4c3d-9295-739a2c4ae01a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12993

Mount de Sales Academy

Creator:
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Maryland -- Catonsville
United States of America -- Maryland -- Baltimore County -- Catonsville
Date:
12/01/1989
Local Call Number(s):
11703
General:
National Register of Historic Places, c. 1852.
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:
Winter  Search this
Pavilions  Search this
Gazebos  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MD177001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland / MD177: Catonsville -- Mount de Sales Academy
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6b8a0cfc2-338a-4e69-a76f-c95b8f250fc5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14719

Sewickley -- Tullymore

Former owner:
Oliver, John C.  Search this
Oliver, Elizabeth S.  Search this
McLeod, Donald  Search this
Architect:
Trimble, Robert Maurice, 1871-1943  Search this
Landscape architect:
Orth, A. B. (Alexander Beatty), 1868-1920  Search this
Garden designer:
Allen, William E.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Allegheny County  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Tullymore (Sewickley, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County -- Sewickley
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, historical photographs, and photocopies of articles and historical and architectural documentation.
General:
Tullymore is an historic property, reduced from the original 6.23 acres to 2.3 acres but retaining features of the original garden design done by A.B. Orth in 1915. The site is terraced, punctuated by sandstone columned pergolas and pavilions with wooden beams that are covered by wisteria vines. Other hardscaping that has been maintained includes brick walkways and decorative fencing made of stacked red bricks set in stone and capped by sandstone balustrades. A sunken formal parterre garden has boxwood edging around beds of roses that the owners maintain themselves. The formal garden was in the original design and was redesigned circa 1928, replacing gravel walks with flagstone and a round feature at the center of the eight garden beds with a rectangular pool and fountain. There are records of more varied plantings in earlier times including a rock garden with 1,500 plants for continuous bloom from spring to fall that was installed circa 1935. A bed of peonies on the street side of the property remains and the boundary hedges have grown larger over the years.
The house was designed by architect Robert Maurice Trimble in the Georgian style with subtle details of Tudor influence.
Persons and groups associated with the garden include: John C. and Elizabeth S. Oliver (former owners, 1912-1969); Donald McLeod (former owner, 1970-1980); Robert Maurice Trimble (architect, 1912); A. B. Orth of George S. Orth and Brother (landscape architect, circa 1915); William E. Allen (garden designer, 1929).
Related Materials:
Tullymore related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 photographic prints; 15 digital images)
Additional materials are located in the Office of Historic Preservation, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
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 -- Pennsylvania -- Sewickley  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA698
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6bbf0f854-d7ad-4fdb-90ca-7d30ac4b409a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16575

[Chesterwood] : two women on garden steps

Creator:
Lumiere & Jougla  Search this
Warner, Marshall  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Cresson, Margaret French, 1889-1973  Search this
French, Prentiss  Search this
French, Helen Douglass  Search this
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States  Search this
Architect:
Brewster, William  Search this
Bacon, Henry  Search this
Landscape architect:
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (glass lantern, col., 3 x 5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Chesterwood (Stockbridge, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Berkshire County -- Stockbridge
Date:
1931.
General:
Chesterwood is 120 acres of grounds that include an English style perennial garden, a woodland walk and a scenic view of the Berkshire Mountains. Louise Schoonmaker & Margaret French Cresson (owner of Chesterwood).
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:
Stairs, stone  Search this
Trees  Search this
Stairs, grass  Search this
Women  Search this
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Stockbridge  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MA137001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts / MA137: Stockbridge -- Chesterwood
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6777f4675-81ee-41aa-9d7f-ec38ab8131eb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18577

Chesterwood

Creator:
Weller, Eleanor C.  Search this
Warner, Marshall  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Cresson, Margaret French, 1889-1973  Search this
French, Prentiss  Search this
French, Helen Douglass  Search this
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States  Search this
Architect:
Brewster, William  Search this
Bacon, Henry  Search this
Landscape architect:
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Chesterwood (Stockbridge, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Berkshire County -- Stockbridge
Date:
01/08/1985
General:
Chesterwood is 120 acres of grounds that include an English style perennial garden, a woodland walk and a scenic view of the Berkshire Mountains. Daniel Chester French was a sculptor who did the statue of Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D. C. and The Minutemen in Concord.
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:
Spring  Search this
Gates  Search this
Allées  Search this
Flowering trees  Search this
Studios (work spaces)  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Stockbridge  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MA137002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts / MA137: Stockbridge -- Chesterwood
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb63fe5eede-dd20-4413-a03a-bd4a7dbaf5fb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18578

Chesterwood

Creator:
Warner, Marshall  Search this
Cresson, Margaret French, 1889-1973  Search this
French, Prentiss  Search this
French, Helen Douglass  Search this
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States  Search this
Architect:
Brewster, William  Search this
Bacon, Henry  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (black-and-white)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Chesterwood (Stockbridge, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Berkshire County -- Stockbridge
Date:
1913
General:
Chesterwood encompasses 120 acres of grounds that include an English style perennial garden, a woodland walk and a scenic view of the Berkshire Mountains. American Country House, p. 165 by National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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:
Hand-railing  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Costume  Search this
Women  Search this
Men  Search this
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Stockbridge  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MA137003
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts / MA137: Stockbridge -- Chesterwood
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6697e5373-3f5d-48a3-b0db-23101b276b48
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18579

Chesterwood

Creator:
Warner, Marshall  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Cresson, Margaret French, 1889-1973  Search this
French, Prentiss  Search this
French, Helen Douglass  Search this
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States  Search this
Architect:
Brewster, William  Search this
Bacon, Henry  Search this
Landscape architect:
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Chesterwood (Stockbridge, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Berkshire County -- Stockbridge
Date:
1920
General:
Chesterwood is 120 acres of grounds that include an English style perennial garden, a woodland walk and a scenic view of the Berkshire Mountains. Daniel Chester French was a sculptor who did the statue of Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D. C. and The Minutemen in Concord. Central fountain - cast in 1911 and designed by Henry Bacon.
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:
Spring  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Rose arbors  Search this
Peonies  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Relief  Search this
Men  Search this
Benches  Search this
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Stockbridge  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MA137004
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts / MA137: Stockbridge -- Chesterwood
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6f7458f00-1064-42a4-9d41-3ea68c16adf8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18580

Chesterwood

Creator:
Warner, Marshall  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Cresson, Margaret French, 1889-1973  Search this
French, Prentiss  Search this
French, Helen Douglass  Search this
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States  Search this
Architect:
Brewster, William  Search this
Bacon, Henry  Search this
Landscape architect:
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Chesterwood (Stockbridge, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Berkshire County -- Stockbridge
Date:
1913
General:
Chesterwood is 120 acres of grounds that include an English style perennial garden, a woodland walk and a scenic view of the Berkshire Mountains. Daniel Chester French was a sculptor who did the statue of Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D. C. and The Minutemen in Concord, MA. North facade of studio, Mr. French seated on a bench. 1913 view of peonies in bloom.
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:
Spring  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Rose arbors  Search this
Peonies  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Men  Search this
Benches  Search this
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Stockbridge  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MA137005
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts / MA137: Stockbridge -- Chesterwood
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a5d5fa71-afe5-4bb0-923a-c87f53d45083
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18581

Chesterwood

Creator:
Warner, Marshall  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Cresson, Margaret French, 1889-1973  Search this
French, Prentiss  Search this
French, Helen Douglass  Search this
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States  Search this
Architect:
Brewster, William  Search this
Bacon, Henry  Search this
Landscape architect:
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Chesterwood (Stockbridge, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Berkshire County -- Stockbridge
Date:
1899
General:
Chesterwood is 120 acres of grounds that include an English style perennial garden, a woodland walk and a scenic view of the Berkshire Mountains. Daniel Chester French was a sculptor who did the statue of Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D. C. and The Minutemen in Concord, MA. Columns at far end of long garden, walkways mark entrances to nature trails.
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:
Spring  Search this
Columns  Search this
Girls  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Containers  Search this
Exedrae (site elements)  Search this
Benches  Search this
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Stockbridge  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MA137006
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts / MA137: Stockbridge -- Chesterwood
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6abcb9ee3-9864-4c07-bb4e-55473073ab7f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18582

Chesterwood

Creator:
Warner, Marshall  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Cresson, Margaret French, 1889-1973  Search this
French, Prentiss  Search this
French, Helen Douglass  Search this
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States  Search this
Architect:
Brewster, William  Search this
Bacon, Henry  Search this
Landscape architect:
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Chesterwood (Stockbridge, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Berkshire County -- Stockbridge
Date:
1970
General:
Chesterwood is 120 acres of grounds that include an English style perennial garden, a woodland walk and a scenic view of the Berkshire Mountains. Daniel Chester French was a sculptor who did the statue of Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D. C. and The Minutemen in Concord, MA. Copyright.
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:
Spring  Search this
Containers  Search this
Relief  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Flowering shrubs  Search this
Houses  Search this
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Stockbridge  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MA137008
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts / MA137: Stockbridge -- Chesterwood
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb65a7b6112-4095-4126-8052-edc6f428a0e8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18583

[Chesterwood]

Creator:
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States  Search this
Warner, Marshall  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Cresson, Margaret French, 1889-1973  Search this
French, Prentiss  Search this
French, Helen Douglass  Search this
Lenox Garden Club  Search this
Slide manufacturer:
Hawkes, Joseph  Search this
Architect:
Brewster, William  Search this
Bacon, Henry  Search this
Landscape architect:
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Massachusetts -- Stockbridge
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Berkshire County -- Stockbridge
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Chesterwood's 120 acres of grounds include an English style perennial garden, a woodland walk and a scenic view of the Berkshire Mountains.
Mount reads: "Joseph Hawkes."
Historic plate number: "438."
Historic plate caption: "Garden of Mrs. Daniel C. French, Chesterwood, Glendale, Mass."
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:
Fountains  Search this
Relief  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Stairs, stone  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Benches  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Terraces (land forms)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MA137009
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts / MA137: Stockbridge -- Chesterwood
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb64c7df0b7-209f-4099-b0e5-cdc6f43052b1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18584

Dormouse

Creator:
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States  Search this
Cresson, William Penn  Search this
Photographer:
Hawkes, Joseph  Search this
Landscape architect:
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  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:
Massachusetts -- Stockbridge
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Berkshire County -- Stockbridge
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Mount reads: "Joseph Hawkes."
Historic plate caption: "Mrs. W. Penn Cressons Garden. Glendale, Mass."
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:
Summer  Search this
Urns  Search this
Flowerpots  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Ivy  Search this
Stairs, stone  Search this
Fences -- wooden  Search this
Terraces (land forms)  Search this
Latticework  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MA139001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts / MA139: Stockbridge -- Dormouse
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb68a3fb080-97a9-4b33-8d69-14ded304675c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18616

Charles City -- Westover

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Westover (Charles City, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Charles City County -- Charles City
Scope and Contents:
Folders include work sheets, brochures, HABS report, and copies of articles.
General:
In 1638, Captain Thomas Paulett patented 2,000 acres, which he called "Westopher," supposedly in honor of the West brothers, the Lords Delaware. After William Byrd came into possession in 1688, he increased the property to 26,231 acres and built the first Westover dwelling ca. 1690. Byrd's son, William, began the erection of the manor-house in 1726.
A two-acre walled garden contained box borders. The central point of the gardens is the monument marking the tomb of William Byrd, II. Colonel John Selden added to the landscape by planting the row of tulip poplars. Drewery, a former owner, destroyed 3/4 of the garden wall to use for a stable. The garden was then ploughed up and then planted in vegetables. Between 1901 and 1905, the wall was rebuilt on the old foundations. Turfed walkways, crossing each other at right angles, were lined with flowers and tea roses in 1909. Mrs. Sears Ramsay planted all the trees around the "bowling green" to the north of the house. Richard Crane's daughter donated a historic preservation easement on Westover to the state in 1974 when it became a National Historic Landmark.
Persons associated with the property include: Captain Thomas Paulett (former owner, 1638); Sir John Paulett (former owner); Otho Soutcoat (former owner of part, 1665); Theodorick Bland (former owner, 1665); Theodorick and Richard Bland (former owners); William Bird (former owner, 1688); William Byrd, II (former owner); William Byrd, III. (former owner); William Carter (former owner, 1814); Mr. Douthat (former owner); Harrisons of Brandon (former owners); Colonel John Selden (former owner, 1829); Major Drewery (former owner, 1862); Mrs. Clarise Sears Ramsay (former owner, 1898); and Richard Crane (former owner, 1921).
Related Materials:
Westover related holdings consist of 4 folders (18 35 mm. slides and 29 glass lantern slides)
See others in:
Hollerith Collection, ca. 1970?
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 -- Virginia -- Charles City  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA013
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb62750c7d7-5ec9-4723-96fe-19680e3fb1cf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18800

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