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Asterias rubens

Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Arctic Ocean, North Sea  Search this
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
DRY
Place:
Bergen, Norway, Arctic Ocean
Common name:
Asteroids
Published Name:
Asterias rubens Linnaeus, 1758
Asterias vulgaris Verrill, 1866
USNM Number:
8551
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Invertebrate Zoology
Echinodermata
Polar arctic collection
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3befec050-d2ba-4614-b207-4f9a31e9adf9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_370322

Festuca ovina L.

Biogeographical Region:
10 - Northern Europe  Search this
Collector:
C. E. Kuntze  Search this
Place:
Eikner. Europe., Norway, Europe
Collection Date:
Transcribed d/m/y: /5/65
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Festuca ovina L.
Barcode:
04049713
USNM Number:
2181894
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/37c365aa0-80a7-47fc-b55e-7cb53a2c0542
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15824924

Ribes americanum Mill.

Biogeographical Region:
74 - North-Central U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
P. A. Rydberg  Search this
Place:
Sand Hills of Central Nebraska. On Middle Loup River, near Norway, Thomas County, on river bank., Nebraska, United States, North America
Collection Date:
22 Jun 1893
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Saxifragales Grossulariaceae
Published Name:
Ribes americanum Mill.
Barcode:
03685360
USNM Number:
210200
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/312d0afe5-35fc-4de1-b4a9-44671d89c764
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15254642

Schoenus ferrugineus L.

Biogeographical Region:
10 - Northern Europe  Search this
Collector:
ex herb. United States National  Search this
Place:
Norway, Europe
Collection Date:
1848
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Cyperaceae Cyperoideae
Published Name:
Schoenus ferrugineus L.
Barcode:
02233756
USNM Number:
294354
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/301ce7af9-a2c0-45f9-a16e-d88d13cfb3b9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13516177

Cladium mariscus (L.) Pohl

Biogeographical Region:
10 - Northern Europe  Search this
Collector:
J. Holmboe  Search this
Johannes Lid  Search this
Place:
Hordaland: Stord Hd.: Tveitavatnet, Hordaland, Norway, Europe
Collection Date:
19 Jun 1936
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Cyperaceae Cyperoideae
Published Name:
Cladium mariscus (L.) Pohl
Barcode:
02234992
USNM Number:
2411445
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d9dfc0dd-9bfb-4e87-8cb8-b004ecf2e00b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13516850

Acer platanoides L.

Biogeographical Region:
11 - Middle Europe  Search this
Collector:
C. E. Kuntze  Search this
Place:
Dresden, Saxony, Germany, Europe
Collection Date:
Apr 1885
Common name:
Norway maple
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Sapindales Aceraceae
Published Name:
Acer platanoides L.
Barcode:
01864226
USNM Number:
2507555
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3760dbd25-5633-4d2c-9f1c-143809841dcb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_12984352

Acer platanoides L.

Biogeographical Region:
11 - Middle Europe  Search this
Collector:
C. E. Kuntze  Search this
Place:
Leipzig, Saxony, Germany, Europe
Collection Date:
1864
Common name:
Norway maple
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Sapindales Aceraceae
Published Name:
Acer platanoides L.
Barcode:
01864227
USNM Number:
2507556
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3622e324d-476f-4ef3-b09a-94c7c3e9809d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_12984362

Acer platanoides L.

Biogeographical Region:
11 - Middle Europe  Search this
Collector:
C. E. Kuntze  Search this
Place:
Rosenthal, Germany, Europe
Collection Date:
1860
Common name:
Norway maple
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Sapindales Aceraceae
Published Name:
Acer platanoides L.
Barcode:
01864228
USNM Number:
2507557
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ea3008ec-1011-46bf-bcbe-ad57952462c5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_12984370

Products: Lubricants (deliveries); Drums of lubricating oil being carried by truck in Norway

Collection Creator:
American Petroleum Institute.  Search this
Container:
Box 48, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1978
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment. See repository for details.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Collection Citation:
American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection, 1860s-1990 (bulk 1955-1990), Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection
American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection / Series 2: Modern Photographs, 1960s-1980s
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0711-ref2756

Refineries: Aerial Views - Vinyl chloride monomer plant located at Rafnes, Bamble, Norway - (The Badger Co., Inc.)

Collection Creator:
American Petroleum Institute.  Search this
Container:
Box 49, Folder 78
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1978
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment. See repository for details.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Collection Citation:
American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection, 1860s-1990 (bulk 1955-1990), Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection
American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection / Series 2: Modern Photographs, 1960s-1980s
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0711-ref2886

Storage Terminals and Tanks: Offshore (underwater); construction of giant platform storage cells off Norway for use in the North Sea (Will produce 150,000 BPD when completed in the 1980s) (Mobile Oil Corp.)

Collection Creator:
American Petroleum Institute.  Search this
Container:
Box 55, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment. See repository for details.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Collection Citation:
American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection, 1860s-1990 (bulk 1955-1990), Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection
American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection / Series 2: Modern Photographs, 1960s-1980s
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0711-ref3332

Wells: Offshore; North Sea-Ekofisk oil and gas production and processing complex 180 miles off coast of Norway -with supply boat along side

Collection Creator:
American Petroleum Institute.  Search this
Container:
Box 64, Folder 41
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1978
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment. See repository for details.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Collection Citation:
American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection, 1860s-1990 (bulk 1955-1990), Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection
American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection / Series 2: Modern Photographs, 1960s-1980s
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0711-ref4130

Wells: Offshore; construction of three-level platform with living quarters for Stratfjord B production platform, Norway

Collection Creator:
American Petroleum Institute.  Search this
Container:
Box 64, Folder 68
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment. See repository for details.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Collection Citation:
American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection, 1860s-1990 (bulk 1955-1990), Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection
American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection / Series 2: Modern Photographs, 1960s-1980s
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0711-ref4172

Diagrams and Maps: Drilling Rigs Offshore; Types (platforms) Beryl Field Development, 100 miles off coast of Bergen Norway, 1981

Collection Creator:
American Petroleum Institute.  Search this
Container:
Box 33, Folder 67
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment. See repository for details.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Collection Citation:
American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection, 1860s-1990 (bulk 1955-1990), Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection
American Petroleum Institute Photograph and Film Collection / Series 2: Modern Photographs, 1960s-1980s
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0711-ref1725

Glass Lantern Slide and Lecture Scripts

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref32850
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Fairview -- The Frenzel Garden

Former owner:
Patton, Franklin Sr  Search this
Weber, Fred  Search this
Weber, Alma  Search this
Frenzel, Robert  Search this
Frenzel, Kathleen  Search this
Provenance:
Carrie T. Watson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Frenzel Garden (Fairview, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Erie County -- Fairview
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, detailed planting lists, and a garden directory excerpt.
General:
The seven-acre Frenzel Garden is known for its extensive plantings of rhododendron, with several hundred mature shrubs including rhododendron maximum dug from the woods in West Virginia and peddled door-to-door during the Depression. All the previous owners of the 1920s German sandstone house installed gardens on the mostly shady property and some of the boxwood, Norway spruce and other non-indigenous trees and shrubs are more than 70 years old. The last owners created 70 distinct garden areas of varying sizes, adding to the tree, shrub, herbaceous perennial and bulb collections. The rhododendron and azalea collection has more than 300 species and hybrid varieties; other collections include more than 130 named varieties of hosta, 100 dwarf conifers, 44 species and hybrid varieties of hydrangeas, more than 25 kalmia hybrids and 21 varieties of magnolia. Southern magnolias, crepe myrtle, camellias and gardenias have been tried out in this zone 6 garden with qualified success.
The property overlooks Lake Erie and was used originally as a lake side retreat. The house and garage were built out of salvaged cobblestones from Erie, Pennsylvania that served as ballast on German ships in the 19th century.
Garden features include a tori gate, gazebo, lathe house, patio and shed.
Persons and groups associated with the garden include: Franklin Patton, Sr. (former owner); Fred and Alma Weber (former owners, circa 1953 - circa 1983); Robert and Kathleen Frenzel (former owners, 1983 - circa 2012).
Related Materials:
The Frenzel Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (1 photographic print; 12 digital images)
See others in:
Garden Club of American collection, ca. 1920- [ongoing].
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Fairview  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA696
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16462

Gladwyne -- Henry Lane

Provenance:
The Gardeners  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Henry Lane (Gladwyne, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County -- Gladwyne
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, list of bloom times, and site plan.
General:
Henry Lane was subdivided from a farm in 1949. The owners chose the two acre property because of its variety of conditions--a steep south-facing slope, a house on a ridge, a wooded hillside leading to a stream, a former farm pond, and a screen of Norway spruces. The renovation began with dry stone-walled terraces and loose stone patios laced with rock garden plants. Controlling erosion, and limiting lawn to flatter areas only, motivated the planting of many ground cover plants.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Crozer (former owners, 1949); Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Pemberton (former owners, ?); Fred Bissinger (house renovation architect, 1992-93); Camille and Corey Leavitt (sculptors of porch wall hangings, ca. 1997); and Richard MacDonald (sculptor of "Romeo," 2000).
Related Materials:
Henry Lane related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 35 mm. slides)
Additional information located at Charles Willing Collection, Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardening in the shade  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Gladwyne  Search this
Rock gardens  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA645
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16471

Pittsburgh -- Catone Garden, The

Landscape architect:
Pitkin, William, Jr.  Search this
Mott, Seward  Search this
Garden designer:
Totten, Lindsay Bond  Search this
Former owner:
Arnott, Charles F.  Search this
Buchanan, John G.  Search this
Architect:
Ingham & Boyd--1927-1928  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Allegheny County  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Catone Garden (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County -- Pittsburgh
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
The Catone Garden had deteriorated when the current owners had it cleared in 1986 and uncovered its intricacies. In 1927 landscape architects William Pitkin, Jr. and Seward H. Mott laid out the design for the three-quarter acre property, and the original hardscape, including brick walls and walks and an excedrae with a pond and fountain, still remain. Pittsburgh architects Charles Ingham and William Boyd installed an arched tunnel between the house and garage that heightens the drama of entering the side garden. Garden borders alongside the sizable rectangular lawn in the main garden directly behind the house are bisected by brick paths, which lead to less formal side gardens, including a cutting garden and a rock garden. Two boxwood topiaries of a tortoise and a hare have been maintained.
The owners have added 50 disease-resistant varieties of roses, broken up the linear perennial borders in the formal garden with asymmetrical swaths of color, added a cutting garden in raised beds along a new rock wall, and are growing vegetables in raised beds. Mature trees such as sweet bay magnolia, Norway maple and hawthorne from the original landscape shade the property. Perennial flowers and shrubs, such as daylilies, roses, rhododendrons and peonies were found growing on the property and were retained.
Persons associated with the garden include Charles Ingham & William Boyd (architects, 1927-1928); William Pitkin, Jr. & Seward H. Mott, Inc. (landscape architects of original garden, circa 1927); Charles F. Arnott (former owner, 1927-1928); John G. Buchanan (former owner, 1936-1986); Lindsay Bond Totten (garden designer).
Related Materials:
The Catone Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (18 digital images, 4 reference digital images + 2 reference photographic prints)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA684
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16549

Sewickley -- Beeches

Former owner:
Hannaway, Peter J.  Search this
Hannaway, Gertrude T. Mrs  Search this
Architect:
Smith, Brandon, 1931-1935  Search this
Landscape designer:
Keely, Elise E., 2008  Search this
Provenance:
Village Garden Club of Sewickley  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Photographic prints
Place:
Beeches (Sewickley, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County -- Sewickley
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, historical and biographical information, and images.
General:
The area was settled circa 1790 by soldiers from the Revolutionary War who were compensated with land to farm. Descendants subdivided their properties during the 19th and early 20th centuries, and eventually there were residences and a 9-hole golf course on 40 acres that had been rich farmland. In the 1930's the golf course was converted to residential properties, and this property's slightly more than one-half acre were the first and second holes of the old golf course. The Beaux Arts red brick house has both neoclassical and Italianate features that are complemented by renovations to the house and gardens by the current owners. The property was densely shaded by white pine, hemlock and Norway spruce; about 28 trees have been removed. Existing square brick pillars with globular finials and an acanthus leaf design were replicated and six unadorned pillars were erected on the street side of the property among pleached copper beeches. A hedge of false cypress along the driveway leads to a wooden fence with old and new pillars at either end and new garages. The main entrance is at the side of the house and was remodeled with neoclassical features, as was the rebuilt two-story porch at the rear of the house. A brick freestanding wall opposite the main entrance has Italianate arched insets with topiary shrubs pruned to fit as well as small statues of cherubs.
An existing medallion shaped swimming pool had to be fenced to conform to local codes so graded beds were added and planted with shrubs that eventually will disguise the ornamental wrought iron picket fence. These include hybridized hydrangeas in purple and pink, tree peonies, boxwood and white azaleas. Outside the fence the graded beds are filled with serviceberry, ornamental cherries, Japanese maple, leucothoe, and serviceberry under original hemlocks and pines; and in one corner there is an understory of witch hazel. These beds separate the pool from the rest of the garden. An arbor and gate that is the egress from the pool garden is painted white to match all the trim on the house and planted with clematis and climbing hydrangea. Two espaliered pear trees and a pruned peach tree grow against the new brick wall that separates the pool garden from the driveway. At the back of the property a row of rainbow knockout roses adds color.
Persons associated with the garden include: Peter J. and Gertrude T. Hannaway (former owners prior to October 2006); Brandon Smith (architect, circa 1931-1935); and Elise E. Keely (landscape designer, 2008).
Related Materials:
Beeches related holdings consist of 1 folder (8 photographic prints; 40 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Sewickley  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA831
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16578

Pittsburgh -- Speyer Garden, The

Provenance:
Garden Club of Allegheny County  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny -- Pittsburgh
The Speyer Garden (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Scope and Contents:
22 digital images (2017-2018) and 1 file folder.
General:
The Speyer Garden is a mature quarter acre strolling garden with five rooms begun in 1971 on worn out former farmland that had a shingled house and a few trees. The soil was amended with compost every year, specimen plants were obtained and the rooms were devised to create habitats suitable for the diverse collection. The Asian inspired front garden features trees that include Japanese snowbell hanging over a small lily pond, hinoki cypress, Leland cypress, crabapple, a weeping Norway spruce, dwarf Scotch poodle pine and a Kousa dogwood as well as a stone pagoda. A wooden gate leads to the next garden for herbs, prairie flowers and flowering shrubs that attract butterflies including beautyberry and viburnum, two 60-year-old rhubarb plants and a climbing thorn less blackberry. The blue garden is entered through a rose covered arbor, named for three blue atlas cedars along with hinoki cypress, several Japanese maples, three tree hydrangeas and a small waterfall over two small ponds. There is a small wooden bridge onto the deck that overlooks the main garden comprised of flower and shrub island beds with may apple, cobra lily, various epimediums, and Japanese woodland peonies. Trees and shrubs in the center garden room include Japanese maple and a dawn redwood that shades the rear garden where there are roses, hydrangeas, dogwood, a statue of Hermes, a frog fountain and another pond.

Plants in the understory include heuchera, varieties of hosta, several types of irises, hellebore, poppy, fern, bleeding heart, hardy begonias and ground orchids, sweet William, astilbe, oxalis, and bunchberry dogwood. Winding pebble or wood chip paths, stepping stones and small bridges, covered pergolas and arbor and wooden gates between garden rooms along with the density of plant material, hidden benches and several ponds make the urban garden seem much larger.

Persons associated with the garden include: Silvia Speyer (owner, 1971- ).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA842
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref32873

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