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Pewaukee -- Christopher Place

Former owner:
Schwartz, Albert  Search this
Meyer, Christopher J.  Search this
Meyer, Margaret D.  Search this
Meyer, Christopher J., Jr.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Stark, Judith Z.  Search this
Horticulturist:
Patzer, Robert  Search this
Priebe, Russell  Search this
Designer:
Meyer, Nicholas  Search this
Sculptor:
Meyer, Nicholas  Search this
Decorator:
Kuony, Madame John  Search this
Architect:
Kahler, David  Search this
Provenance:
Kettle Moraine Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Christopher Place (Pewaukee, Wisconsin)
United States of America -- Wisconsin -- Waukesha County -- Pewaukee
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, garden plans, and copies of publications featuring the garden.
General:
"This property includes three residences, each a specific style, with appropriate landscaping. A woodland setting with choice Wisconsin natives surrounds the sophisticated contemporary main house. Old-fashioned plants dominate the farmhouse and its cutting garden while simple, summer blooming annuals accent the lakeside cottage window boxes and pots."
Persons associated with the property include: Albert Schwartz (former owner, 1910-1939); Christopher J. Meyer (former owner, 1939-1955); Margaret D. Meyer (former owner, 1955-1970); Christopher J. Meyer, Jr. (former owner, 1955-1970); Judith Stark (landscape architect, 1972 to date); David Kahler (architect, 1969-1971); Robert Patzer (horticulturist, 1993 to date); Russell Priebe (horticulturist, 1995 to date); Nicholas Meyer (designer, sculptor, 1980-1999); Madame John Kuony (decorator, 1980 to date).
Related Materials:
Christopher Place related holdings consist of 2 folders (31 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 -- Wisconsin -- Pewaukee  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WI024
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/kb695f54327-85fd-42f9-8fc9-66a1b713df13
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11682

Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight papers

Creator:
Knight, Gwendolyn  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000  Search this
Names:
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988  Search this
Bocour, Leonard, 1910-1993  Search this
Dintenfass, Terry, 1920-  Search this
Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990  Search this
Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor, 1900-1970  Search this
Extent:
25.35 Linear feet
0.001 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Date:
1816
1914-2008
bulk 1973-2001
Summary:
The papers of African American painter and educator Jacob Lawrence and his wife, artist Gwendolyn Knight measure 25.35 linear feet and 0.001 GB date from 1914 to 2008, with one item from 1816 and the bulk of the material dating from 1973 to 2001. The collection includes biographical material; correspondence including condolence letters to Gwendolyn Knight after Jacob Lawrence's death; writings by Jacob Lawrence and others; printed and digital material; photographs; personal business records; artwork; records from the Jacob Lawrence Catalogue Raisonné Project; materials related to the Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation; professional files; and material related to awards and honors received by Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of African American painter and educator Jacob Lawrence and his wife, artist Gwendolyn Knight measure 25.35 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from 1914 to 2008, with one item from 1816 and the bulk of the material dating from 1973 to 2001. The collection includes biographical material; correspondence including condolence letters to Gwendolyn Knight after Jacob Lawrence's death; writings by Jacob Lawrence and others; printed and digital material; photographs; personal business records; artwork; records from the Jacob Lawrence Catalogue Raisonné Project; materials related to the Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation; professional files; and material related to awards and honors received by Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight.

Biographical material includes appointment and address books; education and personal identification certificates and documents; awards, certificates, curriculum vitae, and chronologies; biographical material related to other individuals, including identification documents and memorial programs; and transcripts of interviews with Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight.

The correspondence series includes extensive personal and professional correspondence with family, friends, artists, admirers (including students in a number of elementary and middle schools), university students, government agencies, art schools, galleries, museums, publishing houses, and others. Included in this series are condolence letters received by Gwendolyn Knight after Jacob Lawrence's death in 2000.

Writings include published and unpublished writings by and about Jacob Lawrence, as well as writings by others. These writings include speeches, notes, essays, articles, lists, and short stories. Also included is a visitor comment book from the Los Angeles County Museum exhibition of Jacob Lawrence's Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass series.

Printed material includes books; brochures; business cards; clippings; exhibition and event announcements, invitations, catalogs, and programs; magazines; newsletters; posters; post cards; and press releases. Books in this collection may include illustrations by Jacob Lawrence or have personal inscriptions from the author to Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight.

Photographs include photographs of Jacob Lawrence artwork, photographs and reproductions of Gwendolyn Knight artwork, and photographs of Jacob Lawrence, Gwendolyn Knight, and other individuals. Also included in this series are photographs and reproductions of work by others.

Personal business records include a ledger; consignment, financial, and shipping records related to the Terry Dintenfass Gallery; contracts and agreements; and estate documents.

Artwork includes sketches by Jacob Lawrence, a blank sketchbook inscribed by Jacob Lawrence to Gwendolyn Knight, and artwork by other artists.

Jacob Lawrence Catalogue Raisonné Project Records include materials generated by the Jacob Lawrence Catalogue Raisonné Project, a non-profit created with the goal of producing a catalogue raisonné (and later, a digital archive) of Jacob Lawrence's work. These records include address books and phone logs; copies of Jacob Lawrence's CV; founding documents, bylaws, and meeting minutes; correspondence; writings, including draft pages of the catalogue raisonné; business records, including employment files, contracts, invoices, insurance, and tax information; printed and digital material; and photographs and artwork.

The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation and Related Material series includes founding documents and foundation bylaws, correspondence, financial documents, reports, and proposals. Found within this series are materials related to the Lawrence Center for the Visual Arts, a subsidiary foundation of the Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation.

Professional files include material related to projects and exhibitions, teaching files and inclusion in curricula, files regarding possible fake Jacob Lawrence works, and gallery files.

The honors series is divided into two subseries: awards and certificates, and government honors. Awards and certificates includes honorary degrees, arts prizes, and any other honors awarded to Jacob Lawrence or Gwendolyn Knight. Government honors include resolutions, proclamations, and keys to cities. Also included in this series are correspondence related to awards and honorary degrees, commencement programs, plaques, and medals.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in 11 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1914-2005 (Boxes 1, 11, 26, OV 10; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1943, 1952-2005 (Boxes 1-5, 12-14, 26; 7.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1954-1959, 1973-2005, undated (Boxes 5-6, 14-15; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1816, 1926, 1937, 1945-2008 (Boxes 6-9, 15-17, 26, OV 30, OV 31; 6.8 linear feet)

Series 5: Photographs, circa 1970-1997, undated (Boxes 9, 17, OV 10; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 6: Personal Business Records, 1962-2005 (Boxes 9, 17; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, 1984, 1990-1994, undated (Boxes 9, 18, 26; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 8: Jacob Lawrence Catalogue Raisonne Project Records, 1982-2002 (Boxes 18-23, Box 26; 5.1 linear feet, ER01; 0.001 GB)

Series 9: Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation and Related Material, 1997-2005 (Box 23; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 10: Professional Files, 1964-2004 (Boxes 23-24; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 11: Honors, 1948, 1966-2005 (Boxes 24-25, 27-29, OV 30; 2.3 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Modernist painter and educator Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) was born in 1917 as Jacob Armstead Lawrence in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He began his art studies at the Utopia Children's Center in New York City's Harlem district where he studied under the painter Charles Alston. Lawrence dropped out of high school at the age of sixteen to continue his art instruction with Alston, this time at the Harlem Art Workshop, where he met several artists associated with the Harlem Renaissance including the sculptor Augusta Savage.

Gwendolyn Knight (1913-2005) was born in Barbados and moved to New York City with her adoptive parents when she was seven. She attended New York's Wadleigh High School and later Howard University in Washington, D.C. where she studied fine arts with Lois Mailou Jones and James Porter. Forced to leave her studies at Howard because of the Depression, Knight returned to Harlem and continued her artistic pursuits in Augusta Savage's workshop. In 1935, Knight joined the Harlem Mural Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) working under Selma Day and Charles Alston. Lawrence and Knight met in Savage's workshop and married in the summer of 1941.

During the Depression, Lawrence also joined the WPA Federal Arts Project in Harlem. Finding WPA murals overwhelming, Lawrence concentrated on traditional painting instead. He produced his first major works in the late 1930s, most notably the Toussaint L'Ouverture series, images that document the life of the revolutionary hero and Haiti's struggle for independence. Other significant works include visual narratives of the lives of abolitionists Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. In 1940, Lawrence received the prestigious Julius Rosenwald Fellowship, which made it possible for him to purchase his first art studio on 125th Street in the heart of Harlem. He soon portrayed Harlem street life in paintings that became commentaries on the role of African Americans in United States society with highly developed themes of resistance and social opposition. That same year, Lawrence began his most celebrated series, The Migration of the American Negro, multiple tempera panels depicting the exodus of African American sharecroppers in the south to northern industrial cities in search of better employment and social opportunities. Edith Halpert exhibited the works in their entirety at her Downtown Gallery in 1941, establishing Lawrence as the first African American artist to exhibit in a top New York gallery. The following year, New York's Museum of Modern Art and the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC each bought half of the sixty panels in the series, helping to further Lawrence's career within the larger world of American art.

In the summer of 1946, the artist Joseph Albers invited Lawrence to teach at North Carolina's Black Mountain College. It was the first in a series of teaching positions in prestigious art schools including Pratt Institute (1956-1971), Brandeis University (1965), The New School (1966), the Art Students League (1967), and others. During the 1950s and 1960s, Lawrence's work continued to focus on racism and political activism but in the late 1960s shifted to themes of racial harmony.

Both Lawrence and Knight continued independent careers in art. Knight pursued her art studies at the New School in New York and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. In the mid-1960s, she collaborated with other female artists to form the Studio Gallery in New York City. Knight's main body of work consists of portraits and still-lifes that incorporate expressions of African sculpture, Impressionism, dance, and theater. Focusing on gesture, her art is described as light and airy with a minimum of lines allowing empty space to define the work. In 1970, Lawrence traveled to Seattle to teach as a visiting artist at the University of Washington. He was hired on a permanent basis the following year and remained on staff until his retirement in 1986.

Jacob Lawrence died June 9, 2000, in Seattle, Washington at the age of 83. Gwendolyn Knight continued to paint and exhibit her work around the country until her death on February 18, 2005 in Seattle, Washington at the age of 92.
Related Material:
Also found at the Archives of American Art are an oral history interview with Jacob Lawrence conducted by Carroll Greene (1968 October 26), interviews conducted by Avis Berman (1982 July 20-August 4), and an oral history interview with Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight conducted by Paul Karlstrom (1998 November 18). The Archives of American Art also holds a collection of Jacob Lawrence papers, available on microfilm only, reels D286 and 4571-4573. Originals reside at Syracuse University Library, Special Collections.
Provenance:
The Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in five accretions between 1979 and 1997. Additional papers were donated in 2012 by the Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation via Barbara Earl Thomas, representative.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
African American art -- African influences  Search this
African American educators  Search this
African American painters  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight papers, 1816, 1914-2008, bulk 1973-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.lawrjaco
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Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97b5bfd17-13f8-4cb6-ab12-22124f7d1fee
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lawrjaco
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Memphis -- Irwin L. Zanone Garden

Former owner:
McCallum, Robert Mr.  Search this
McCallum, Robert Mrs.  Search this
Garden designer:
Zanone, Irwin  Search this
Leatherman, Jeanne  Search this
Pellett, Tom  Search this
Gardener:
Zanone, Irwin  Search this
Leatherman, Jeanne  Search this
Abraham, Samuel Earl  Search this
Sculptor:
Tamboli, Roy  Search this
Young, Larry  Search this
Provenance:
Memphis Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Irwin L. Zanone Garden (Memphis, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Shelby County -- Memphis
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and family letters.
General:
Irwin Zanone (b.2/14/1942-d.7/23/2008) was the primary designer and gardener of this 2.5 acre property. Zanone worked with others to create an orderly but relaxing environment with free-form curving beds for ornamental plants, a shaded curving walkway around the main garden areas with neatly planted beds alongside, and rectangular beds for the kitchen garden that included peonies, dill and asparagus planted in rows. With a family background in farming in the delta region, Zanone planted diverse perennials, shrubs, trees and vines and installed sculptures by Roy Tamboli and Larry Young. The brick hardscape stairs and walls at the entrance to the woodland garden are in geometric shapes, the swimming pool in a clearing is an organic form, and the garden house is a symmetrical design. An area for outdoor entertaining is approached via a shady walk through the woodland garden, and the kitchen garden and compost heap are located at the rear of the property.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCallum (former owners, circa 1950-1979); Irwin Zanone (garden designer and gardener, 1982-2008); Jeanne Leatherman (garden designer and gardener, 1982-1987); Tom Pellett (garden designer, 1982-present); Roy Tamboli (sculptor, 1995); Larry Young (sculptor, 2008); and Samuel Earl Abraham (gardener, 1979-present).
Related Materials:
Irwin L. Zanone Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (18 35mm 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 -- Tennessee -- Memphis  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TN079
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb678ddb01d-2cc2-42f8-9972-a25f6665faf1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10944
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Dallas -- Holland Garden

Sculptor:
Moroles, Jesús Bautista, 1950-2015  Search this
Architect:
Welch, Frank D., 1927-  Search this
Landscape architect:
Fields, Paul  Search this
Landscape design:
Lambert Landscape Company  Search this
Horticulturist:
Lambert Landscape Company  Search this
Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Dallas  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Holland Garden (Dallas, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Dallas
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, architectural plans, and additional documentation.
General:
Situated on a narrow half acre property established in 2001, the Holland Garden serves as an excellent example of a small urban garden that maximizes limited space. Though the residence is only 25 feet on either side from neighboring homes, a sense of privacy is achieved with the use of hardscaping and architectural plantings. A cobblestone motor court at the front of the house greets visitors with raised flower beds and container plantings. A shade garden runs the length of the house along the east wall of the property, which also features two vertical gardens flanking the wall. Stepping stones lead through the shade garden to the main garden which features a limestone terrace and a raised 20-yard lap pool with spa tub and fountain.
Lambert Landscape Company received the 33rd Annual Environmental Improvement Grand Award from the Associated Landscape Contractors of America for their design of the Holland Garden. Designed to complement the contemporary Texas hill country architectural style of the home, the garden reflects the clean modern lines of the residence by incorporating limestone and salvaged brick hardscaping and architectural plantings of bamboo, equisetum and red yucca juxtaposed with native plantings of cedar elm, sumac, yaupon, leucophyllum, rudbeckia and hesperaloe to soften the lines of hardscaping and provide privacy screening.
Additional garden features include a granite sculpture carved by Texan artist Jesús Moroles, and stone planters designed by Frank Lloyd Wright which are used throughout the property.
Entities associated with the garden include: Frank Welch (architect, 2000-2001); Paul Fields (landscape architect, 2000-2001); Jesus Moroles (sculptor, 2006); and Lambert's Landscape (landscape design, horticulturists, 2001).
Related Materials:
Holland Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 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 -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX100
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb68b7f2b99-a2cf-41b0-b3d3-1c040bf82de6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref13485
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Cincinnati -- John and Helene Bentley Garden - Arrowhead Hill

Former owner:
Ayres, Wylie Dr.  Search this
Ayres, Wylie, Mrs.  Search this
William Mooney Family  Search this
Thomas Corcoran Family  Search this
John Bentley Family  Search this
Sculptor:
Heyl, Karen  Search this
Landscape architect:
Kenny, Henry Fletcher  Search this
Bentley, John A.  Search this
Architect:
Ross, David Scott  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Cincinnati  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
John and Helene Bentley Garden - Arrowhead Hill (Cincinnati, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Hamilton -- Cincinnati
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
Originally located on sixty+ acres and subdivided into three acre lots in the 1990s, this garden was established in the 1930s or 1940s. It was re-established in the 1990s after a period of neglect between the 1960s and 1990s. During the 1930s, landscape architect Henry Fletcher Kenney was hired by Dr. and Mrs. Wylie Ayers to design the grounds, formal garden, greenhouse, stone and brick terraces and lengthy meandering driveway. Dr. Ayers was an award winning iris hybridizer and planted masses of several varieties of iris in the garden. Between 1948 and 1964, the William Mooney Family owned the property and maintained staff of gardeners. Mrs. Ann Mooney served as President of the Indian Hill Garden Club. During this time peonies were planted in the garden.
The current owners, John and Helene Bentley, purchased the house along with 5.8 acres in 1995. John Bentley, a landscape architect, reestablished the formal gardens and the informal perennial gardens containing the peony collection established during the Mooney family tenure. The 60 year old plant collection contained many single, open varieties in whites and pastel pinks. The peony collection from the late 1940s, together with hundreds of surprise lilies and narcissus have survived the years of neglect and deer browsing, whereas the massive iris collection of Dr. Ayres did not survive. This peony collection, along with a new installation of Siberian iris and German bearded iris, is the main feature of the gardens during the springtime. The Bentley's have planted additional trees on the property, alongside the surviving mature trees and out-plantings on the property, most of which were planted in the 1930s and 1940s. One original native tree is a 65 inch caliper "old growth" white oak with a 120 foot spread, which some experts believe may be more than 200 years old.
The house and grounds were selected and toured by the Garden Conservancy in 2011.
Persons associated with the garden include: Dr. & Mrs. Wylie Ayres (former owners, 1904-1948); William Mooney Family (former owners, 1948-1964); Thomas Corcoran Family (former owners, 1964-1995); John Bentley Family (present owners, 1995- ); Karen Heyl (sculptor, 1999); Full time staff of gardeners, names unknown (gardeners, 1940- early 1960s); Henry Fletcher Kenney, L.A. (landscape architect, 1940s-1950s); John Alden Bentley,. FASLA (landscape architect, 1995-); David Scott Ross (architect, 1998).
Related Materials:
John and Helene Bentley Garden - Arrowhead Hill 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 -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH252
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb60580bc7d-a321-4a15-8318-3c53a09b805d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15435

McKelvey Garden

Creator:
Sawyer, Ann B.  Search this
Lewis, Frank Stuart, Mrs  Search this
Mckelvey, Charles Lockhart  Search this
McKelvey, Charles Lockhart, Jr.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Berger, Walter  Search this
Hume, Elizabeth  Search this
Architect:
Rheinfrank, George  Search this
Gardener:
Kazman, Carl  Search this
Morse, Leslie F.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Ohio -- Perrysburg
United States of America -- Ohio -- Wood County -- Perrysburg
Date:
05/02/1994
General:
Sculpture - Six Figures - Italianate - Sculptors unknown. Four figures flank the Formal Garden. Two are on the river lawn. There are also two wellheads, one in the Cutting garden and in the area between the Formal and Cutting gardens. There are two bronze roosters perched atop the stone pillars flanking the entrance to the driveway and two sculpted urns depicting genre scenes flanking the driveway as II bisect in front of the main entrance.
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:
Driveways, gravel  Search this
Walls, brick  Search this
Trees  Search this
Lindens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH040001
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio / OH040: Perrysburg -- McKelvey Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb64b113ad3-912a-4390-9344-034bfba1c731
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16314

McKelvey Garden

Creator:
Sawyer, Ann B.  Search this
Lewis, Frank Stuart, Mrs  Search this
Mckelvey, Charles Lockhart  Search this
McKelvey, Charles Lockhart, Jr.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Berger, Walter  Search this
Hume, Elizabeth  Search this
Architect:
Rheinfrank, George  Search this
Gardener:
Kazman, Carl  Search this
Morse, Leslie F.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Ohio -- Perrysburg
United States of America -- Ohio -- Wood County -- Perrysburg
Date:
05/02/1994
General:
Sculpture: six Figures, Italianate; sculptors unknown. Four figures flank the Formal Garden. Two are on the river lawn. There are also two wellheads, one in the Cutting garden and in the area between the Formal and Cutting gardens. There are two bronze roosters perched atop the stone pillars flanking the entrance to the driveway and two sculpted urns depicting genre scenes flanking the driveway as II bisect in front of the main entrance.
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:
Driveways, gravel  Search this
Containers  Search this
Standard  Search this
Chateau Style  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH040003
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio / OH040: Perrysburg -- McKelvey Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6ab691a7b-629f-468b-94ea-fc2884b625b5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16315

McKelvey Garden

Creator:
Sawyer, Ann B.  Search this
Lewis, Frank Stuart, Mrs  Search this
Mckelvey, Charles Lockhart  Search this
McKelvey, Charles Lockhart, Jr.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Berger, Walter  Search this
Hume, Elizabeth  Search this
Architect:
Rheinfrank, George  Search this
Gardener:
Kazman, Carl  Search this
Morse, Leslie F.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Ohio -- Perrysburg
United States of America -- Ohio -- Wood County -- Perrysburg
Date:
05/02/1994
General:
Sculpture: Six Figures, Italianate; sculptors unknown. Four figures flank the Formal Garden. Two are on the river lawn. There are also two wellheads, one in the Cutting garden and in the area between the Formal and Cutting gardens. There are two bronze roosters perched atop the stone pillars flanking the entrance to the driveway and two sculpted urns depicting genre scenes flanking the driveway as II bisect in front of the main entrance.
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:
Sculpture  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Patios  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Flowering trees  Search this
Chateau Style  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH040005
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio / OH040: Perrysburg -- McKelvey Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6e5e9049b-0406-49dd-ba5c-cfc693980dd2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16316

McKelvey Garden

Creator:
Sawyer, Ann B.  Search this
Lewis, Frank Stuart, Mrs  Search this
Mckelvey, Charles Lockhart  Search this
McKelvey, Charles Lockhart, Jr.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Berger, Walter  Search this
Hume, Elizabeth  Search this
Architect:
Rheinfrank, George  Search this
Gardener:
Kazman, Carl  Search this
Morse, Leslie F.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Ohio -- Perrysburg
United States of America -- Ohio -- Wood County -- Perrysburg
Date:
05/02/1994
General:
Sculpture; Six Figures, Italianate; sculptors unknown. Four figures flank the Formal Garden. Two are on the river lawn. There are also two wellheads, one in the Cutting garden and in the area between the Formal and Cutting gardens. There are two bronze roosters perched atop the stone pillars flanking the entrance to the driveway and two sculpted urns depicting genre scenes flanking the driveway as II bisect in front of the main entrance.
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:
Formal gardens  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Settees  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Balustrades  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH040006
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio / OH040: Perrysburg -- McKelvey Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb66f2ede05-ab86-4a80-bf54-1537392b2f49
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16317

McKelvey Garden

Creator:
Sawyer, Ann B.  Search this
Lewis, Frank Stuart, Mrs  Search this
Mckelvey, Charles Lockhart  Search this
McKelvey, Charles Lockhart, Jr.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Berger, Walter  Search this
Hume, Elizabeth  Search this
Architect:
Rheinfrank, George  Search this
Gardener:
Kazman, Carl  Search this
Morse, Leslie F.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Ohio -- Perrysburg
United States of America -- Ohio -- Wood County -- Perrysburg
Date:
05/02/1994
General:
Sculpture: six Figures, Italianate; sculptors unknown. Four figures flank the Formal Garden. Two are on the river lawn. There are also two wellheads, one in the Cutting garden and in the area between the Formal and Cutting gardens. There are two bronze roosters perched atop the stone pillars flanking the entrance to the driveway and two sculpted urns depicting genre scenes flanking the driveway as II bisect in front of the main entrance.
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:
Walkways, brick  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Jars -- ornamental  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Flowering shrubs  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH040008
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio / OH040: Perrysburg -- McKelvey Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a4c9a64e-dba2-4cb8-938e-cd5b1f9d3ad5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16318

McKelvey Garden

Creator:
Sawyer, Ann B.  Search this
Lewis, Frank Stuart, Mrs  Search this
Mckelvey, Charles Lockhart  Search this
McKelvey, Charles Lockhart, Jr.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Berger, Walter  Search this
Hume, Elizabeth  Search this
Architect:
Rheinfrank, George  Search this
Gardener:
Kazman, Carl  Search this
Morse, Leslie F.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Ohio -- Perrysburg
United States of America -- Ohio -- Wood County -- Perrysburg
Date:
05/02/1994
General:
Sculpture: six figures, Italianate; sculptors unknown. Four figures flank the Formal Garden. Two are on the river lawn. There are also two wellheads, one in the Cutting garden and in the area between the Formal and Cutting gardens. There are two bronze roosters perched atop the stone pillars flanking the entrance to the driveway and two sculpted urns depicting genre scenes flanking the driveway as II bisect in front of the main entrance.
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:
Jars -- ornamental  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Walkways, brick  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Yew  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH040009
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6cadbb3b1-fb0d-4738-bd63-6d51e143ece2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16319

McKelvey Garden

Creator:
Bentley, C.  Search this
Lewis, Frank Stuart, Mrs  Search this
Mckelvey, Charles Lockhart  Search this
McKelvey, Charles Lockhart, Jr.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Berger, Walter  Search this
Hume, Elizabeth  Search this
Architect:
Rheinfrank, George  Search this
Gardener:
Kazman, Carl  Search this
Morse, Leslie F.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Ohio -- Perrysburg
United States of America -- Ohio -- Wood County -- Perrysburg
Date:
05/01/1987
General:
Sculpture: six figures, Italianate; sculptors unknown. Four figures flank the Formal Garden. Two are on the river lawn. There are also two wellheads, one in the Cutting garden and in the area between the Formal and Cutting gardens. There are two bronze roosters perched atop the stone pillars flanking the entrance to the driveway and two sculpted urns depicting genre scenes flanking the driveway as II bisect in front of the main entrance.
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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH040013
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio / OH040: Perrysburg -- McKelvey Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6e1a790fd-0869-48f9-bcb1-4fd33c39b5ca
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16320

McKelvey Garden

Creator:
Bentley, C.  Search this
Lewis, Frank Stuart, Mrs  Search this
Mckelvey, Charles Lockhart  Search this
McKelvey, Charles Lockhart, Jr.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Berger, Walter  Search this
Hume, Elizabeth  Search this
Architect:
Rheinfrank, George  Search this
Gardener:
Kazman, Carl  Search this
Morse, Leslie F.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Ohio -- Perrysburg
United States of America -- Ohio -- Wood County -- Perrysburg
Date:
05/01/1987
General:
Sculpture: six figures, Italianate; sculptors unknown. Four figures flank the Formal Garden. Two are on the river lawn. There are also two wellheads, one in the Cutting garden and in the area between the Formal and Cutting gardens. There are two bronze roosters perched atop the stone pillars flanking the entrance to the driveway and two sculpted urns depicting genre scenes flanking the driveway as II bisect in front of the main entrance.
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:
Greenhouses  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH040014
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Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
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[Immergrun]

Creator:
Schwab, Charles M., 1862-1939  Search this
Mount Assisi Monastery  Search this
Landscape architect:
Leavitt, Charles Wellford  Search this
Emmet, Devereux  Search this
Architect:
Murphy And Dana  Search this
Nurseryman:
Lewis & Valentine  Search this
Contractor/builder:
Spinner, F. E.  Search this
Sculptor:
Crenier, Henri  Search this
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966  Search this
Whitney, Gertrude  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Books
Place:
Pennsylvania -- Loretto
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Cambria County -- Loretto
Date:
1920.
General:
Architectural League of New York - 1920. Left: Main Entrance Gate and Village Cross. Right: Blue Jay Gateway.
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:
Gates -- Iron  Search this
Overthrow (gates)  Search this
Roads  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item PA321020
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA321: Loretto -- Immergrun
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb661ed6fb9-0487-425b-bb30-22577ff1ea93
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16870

Beverly -- Sea Meadow

Former owner:
Larcom Family  Search this
Dexter Family  Search this
Putnam, Augusta  Search this
Ames, Oliver  Search this
Seamans, Robert  Search this
Seamans, Eugenia  Search this
Sculptor:
Seamans, Beverly Benson  Search this
Garden assistant:
Lydon, Austin  Search this
Forgit, Dick  Search this
Forgit, Sylvia  Search this
Bell, Bob  Search this
Bell, Cindy  Search this
Pool and tennis court designer:
H. J. Collins & Associates  Search this
Provenance:
North Shore Garden Club of Massachusetts  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Sea Meadow (Beverly, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Essex -- Beverly
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, photocopies of articles, historical images, biographical and other information.
General:
The 55 acres acquired in 1950 by the Seamans family comprised the upland area with house, woodland, meadow and pond, and the low-lying wetlands and sandy beachfront. For most of their history these two sections had been separate. The first recorded owner of the upland was Cornelius Larcom, of French Huguenot descent, who acquired it for farmland in the early 1700s. It remained a working farm and family homestead for five generations of Larcoms who lived in the homestead until 1890. Although the original homestead was replaced by a larger house in the 19th century, an historic log cabin remains. It was once quarters for slaves belonging to David Larcom who died in 1775. Juno, one of his female slaves, was freed and continued to live on the property. When the Boston & Maine Railroad extension reached Beverly Farms in 1890, the value of the property soared and was split up into two and purchased separately by 1907. Eventually, the two properties were consolidated into today's "Sea Meadow," but there were virtually no changes over the next century.
Overlooking Massachusetts Bay, the 18-acre garden boasts whimsical designs by its former owner, Eugenia "Gene" Merrill Seamans. Plant material in formal beds, near the house, are carefully chosen, as well as wildflowers, native shrubs and grasses which densely cover the transition to meadow and pond. On the grounds are informal adaptions of formal elements, such as an allée of lindens with a hint of geometry; a folly, that floats above an outcropping, accessed along a hidden path of alpines; and an extensive herb garden nestled in a rocky ledge by the kitchen doors. In the wetlands is a rustic footbridge which crosses the tidal creeks, dotted by berry bushes and banks of towering pink and white mallows.
Persons associated with the garden include the Larcom Family, (former owners, 1730-1853?); the Dexter Family (former owners, 1885-1920); Augusta Putnam (former owner, 1920-1945); Oliver Ames (former owner, 1945-1950); Robert & Eugenia Seamans (former owners, 1950-2010); H. J. Collins & Associates (pool & tennis court designer, circa 1980); Beverly Benson Seamans (sculptor, 1970-1990); Austin Lydon (garden assistant, 1951-1965); Dick & Sylvia Forgit (garden assistants, 1966-1986); Bob & Cindi Bell (garden assistants, 1987-2011).
Related Materials:
Sea Meadow related holdings consist of 1 folder (15 35mm slides (photographs); 5 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 -- Massachusetts -- Beverly  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA620
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb651a16679-93c7-4925-b8b6-2b6f1fc0ade9
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Leesburg -- Little Oatlands

Former owner:
Carter, George  Search this
Carter, George Mrs.  Search this
Carter, George II  Search this
Eustis, William Corcoran  Search this
Eustis, William Corcoran Mrs  Search this
Finley, David E. Jr.  Search this
Finley, Margaret Morton Eustis  Search this
Williams, Dick  Search this
Williams, Joan, Mrs  Search this
Sculptor:
Righetti, Francesco  Search this
Hancock, Walter  Search this
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966  Search this
Finley, Margaret Eustis  Search this
Provenance:
Fauquier and Loudoun Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Little Oatlands (Leesburg, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Loudoun -- Leesburg
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles and biographical information.
General:
Little Oatlands has a two-acre formal garden originally designed in the mid-1930's by the owners David and Margaret Finley, and the garden rooms, allées, stone walls, gazebo, statues and sculptures have been maintained with few changes for 80 years. The first garden room inside the main gate was installed in 1935 and has four parterres bordered with boxwood around a central fountain, originally a sundial. The original English boxwood borders have been replaced with Korean and American box cultivars in this and the other three rooms. Three more garden rooms were developed in 1937: two bisecting cedar allées that lead to a gazebo set over the stone wall, a flowering cherry allée that leads to a wall fountain, and another room with a large planted urn, a statue of St. Francis Assisi and a swath formerly used as a bowling green bordered by statues of the four seasons. A swimming pool was added in 1952. Boxwood hedges define the rooms within the perimeter of stone walls and ornamental iron gates provide entry to the different rooms. Some of the statues and fountains were copied from classical Italian pieces, and the gazebo was copied from one in England. Original sculptures include "Suzanna at the Bath" by Paul Manship and "The Little Shepherd Boy" by Walter Hancock. In addition to the main house there is a guest cottage on the property. Recent work in the gardens includes replanting long borders of ephemeral spring bulbs under the flowering cherry allée.
In the early 18th century this country house was a tenant farmer's stone cottage on the 63,093 acre estate known as Oatlands Plantation. In 1887 the Carter family was forced to sell the large property but continued to own a few cottages and 180 acres, and called it Little Oatlands. Members of the Eustis family have owned this property since 1927 and have enlarged this house and converted the Carter's vegetable garden into the existing formal garden. In 1965 Oatlands mansion, garden and more than 250 surrounding acres were deeded to the National Trust for Historic Preservation with easements for the family.
Persons associated with the garden include George Carter (former owner, 1798-1847); Mrs. George Carter (former owner, 1847-1897); George Carter II (former owner, 1897-1926); Mr. and Mrs. William Corcoran Eustis (former owner, 1927-1932); David E. Finley, Jr. (1890-1977) and Margaret Morton Eustis Finley (1903-1977) (former owners, 1932-1977); Dick and Joan Williams (former owners, 1977-2014); Paul Manship (sculptor, 1947); Francesco Righetti (sculptor); Walter Hancock (sculptor, c. 1960); Margaret Eustis Finley (sculptor, c. 1930)
Related Materials:
Little Oatlands related holdings consist of 2 folders (21 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 -- Virginia -- Leesburg  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA445
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c15ea0bc-5111-4d8e-9aca-e4e55700c2b0
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18840

Princeton -- New Jersey Woodland Property

Former owner:
Stanley, Thomas Mr.  Search this
Stanley, Thomas Mrs.  Search this
Heins, Katharine P.  Search this
Heins, John J.  Search this
Architect:
Bauhan, Rolf William, 1892-1966  Search this
Bennett, Robert S.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Lenker, David M.  Search this
Bencze, S. Lawrence  Search this
Olejnik, Barbara J. CLA  Search this
Doerler Landscapes  Search this
Sculptor:
Mallory, Ann  Search this
Ditarando, Roger  Search this
Stokes, Charlotte C.  Search this
Provenance:
Stony Brook Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
New Jersey Woodland Property (Princeton, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Mercer County -- Princeton
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and write-ups of the property's planting scheme.
Varying Form:
Frog Pond
General:
The New Jersey Woodland Property comprises 3.5 acres, a Colonial Revival house designed by architect Rolf W. Bauhan (1892-1966) in 1959, and ten distinct garden areas that the owner has been developing since 1981. Among the first area encountered is wooded lot bordered by preserved open space, a spring-fed pond, a swimming pool, and a graceful curving entry with bluestone steps and mature rhododendron and mountain laurel. Problems to overcome included a huge native deer population, undeveloped areas where invasive plants thrived, heavy clay soil, a cinder block retaining wall near the swimming pool, and the competing roots and canopies of mature trees that had to be accommodated in the landscape designs. The owner undertook a three-year course of study at the Barnes Arboretum, installed a six-foot tall deer fence around the property, and found the right plant for the right place, taking into account light, soil conditions and terrain. The style of the gardens is naturalized, with different species intermingling, rather than formally planted garden beds.
The entry courtyard was improved by replacing black asphalt with stone pavers, installing a brick retaining wall and piers, and planting bulb, perennial and shrub gardens under existing trees. The front path to the main entrance of the house is a bluestone walkway bordered by rhododendron and mountain laurel under planted with hosta, tiarella, euonymous and other ground covers. The pool terrace is in full sun, and features a 50-year-old wisteria that wraps around the house, Chippendale style gates lead to the pool, and vistas of the other gardens, pond and woodlands due to its higher elevation. Dwarf conifers are planted under the overhanging roof.
A perennial garden that replaced grass on the south side of the house was the owner's first project, with stone retaining walls defining the space. The eastern border of the property features unusual rhododendron. `The cryptomeria garden is a small woodland screen that features naturalized plantings. The woodland garden was designed with a meandering stone path and beds of naturalized perennials and shrubs but the soil was poor and needed yearly additions of leaf compost. A tennis court and outdoor room were installed in 1987 near Stony Brook and the designated open space. The banks of the pond created from a spring by the previous owners are accessible for bass fishing, with the outer perimeter planted in trees and shrubs that screen the property from the street.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stanley (former owners, 1959-1981); Rolf W. Bauhan (architect, 1959); Robert S. Bennett (architect, 1997, 2008); David M. Lenker (landscape architect, 1959); Doerler Landscapes (landscape architect, 1973, 1975); S. Lawrence Bencze (landscape architect, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1995); Barbara J. Olejnik, CLA (landscape architect, 2000-2002); Ann Mallory (sculptor of "Forest Pool"); Roger Ditarando (sculptor of "Bird's Nest"); Charlotte Calwell Stokes (sculptor of "Francis of Assisi")
Related Materials:
New Jersey Woodland Property related holdings consist of 1 folder (25 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 -- New Jersey -- Princeton  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ519
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Cornwall -- Henry's Hill

Provenance:
Garden Club of New Haven  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Henry's Hill (Cornwall Hollow, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Litchfield County -- Cornwall -- Cornwall Hollow
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of an article, and a write-up of the family's history with the property.
General:
Property records for the large parcel of land in which Henry's Hill is located date back to the late 18th century, and the land was used for farming and foresting into the twentieth century. The current owners inherited the house and about eleven acres and set about redesigning the house and installing gardens. The main garden at Henry's Hill is bordered by old low stone walls planted with 8-foot deep borders of perennials and shrubs, with two foot wide maintenance paths inside the walls, designed by Tiziana Hardy. A formal garden comprised of two varieties of boxwood, winter gem and green velvet, container plantings, blocks of stone, and gravel paths was established north of the house. A water garden comprised of three ponds surrounded by compatible plantings lies to the northeast outside the walls. An island bed of ornamental grasses lies east of the house.
Another 300 acres were set aside in 1984 through a conservation easement that protects 40 acres of farmland, more than 200 acres of forest, and an aquifer underlying the Hollenbeck River and watershed from further development. Nearly a mile of the Appalachian Trail transverses the easement property.
In the 1920s during the ownership of Dr. and Mrs. Lieb flower gardens designed by the Elm City Nursery Company, Woodmont Nursery Inc., Landscape Engineers of New Haven, Connecticut, replaced old pastures. The property was no longer farmed and was used as a summer and week-end estate. The subsequent owner, Laurens Hammond, invented the Hammond organ; his widow Roxana Scoville Hammond was responsible for the conservation and protection plan. Some of the agricultural land attached to Henry's Hill has been repurposed as a beef cattle business by the next generation of the owners' family.
Tim Prentice, who renovated the house circa 2000, is a local architect and kinetic sculptor responsible for maintaining the historic character of many houses in the area of Cornwall Hollow.
Persons associated with the garden include Thaddeus Ford and descendants (formers owners, 1782-1860); Heman Harrison (former owner, 1860-1897); M.E. Harrison (former owner, 1897-1906); E. Baldwin (former owner, 1906-1920); Dr. & Mrs. Charles Lieb (former owners, 1920-1957); Laurens & Roxana Scoville Hammond (former owners, 1957-2000); Tiziana Hardy, (landscape designer, 2001); Tim Prentice (redesign of house, 2000-2001); Mary Daalhuyzen (Head gardener, 2001-2008).
Related Materials:
Henry's Hill related holdings consist of 1 folder (18 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Cornwall Hollow  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT355
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Augusta -- Cloister Garth

Former owner:
Thomas, L. A.  Search this
Clay, Harris  Search this
Sculptor:
Olivati  Search this
Nurseryman:
Berckman, P.J  Search this
Landscape architect:
Pray, Hubbard and White  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Cloister Garth (Augusta, Georgia)
United States of America -- Georgia -- Richmond County -- Augusta
General:
The garden was spread over three acres and was arranged in a series of smaller formal garden rooms in an Italian villa theme. The estate contained several Italianate sculptures and the central section of the garden contained a sunken pool, which was surrounded by an oval wall.From the central pool, five different walkways radiated outward. The first long walk extended southward down through a geometric grove and ended in a small rectangular lily pool. Another walkways extended westward towards a formal garden which terminated in a loggia that featured elaborate mosaics. The third and fourth walkways led to the main house. The last walkway headed east through four square planting beds and ended in a small circular goldfish pool. The garden also featured a Chinese tea house and tennis courts. The garden once contained at least 30 Italian cypress, but as of the mid-1980s, very few remained. The garden design was a collaboration between P.J. Berckman of Fruitland Nursery, Mrs. Thomas (a former owner), and the landscape firm of Pray, Hubbard & White of Boston.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Landon Thomas (former owner); Harris Clay (former owner); PJ Berckman of Fruitlands Nursery (nurseryman); and Pray, Hubbard, and White (landscape architects).
Related Materials:
Cloister Garth related holdings consist of 1 folder (23 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 -- Georgia -- Augusta  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File GA029
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Archival Repository:
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Pebble Beach -- von Hasseln Garden

Architect:
Hasseln, Lee von  Search this
Sculptor:
Blackstone, Amy  Search this
Wood, Jim  Search this
Builder:
Trainor, Bernard  Search this
Garden designer:
Brooks, John  Search this
Provenance:
Carmel-by-the-Sea Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
von Hasseln Garden (Pebble Beach, California)
United States of America -- California -- Monterey County -- Pebble Beach
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, photocopies of articles about the project, and other information.
General:
Located on two acres in Pebble Beach, California the von Hasseln Garden is dedicated to ecological principles in electricity, water and heating and the use of sustainable materials. The absence of a lawn and the black bamboo and tree plantings (which do not require watering after the first year of planting) all contribute to the conservation of water on the property.
Upon entering the cloistered courtyard of this home and garden, there is a harmony enhanced by the warm sunny toned garden walls and broad patio with the house and garden flowing together in a perfect meld to create an effect of spacious, elegant simplicity. The entry garden tastefully combines sculpture, raised beds for rhizomes and vegetables, a greenhouse room, and a quiet pool enclosed by the high wall on three sides. There is a serene sense of oneness seen through the walls of glass to the vast back garden.
In the gardens surrounding the home a visual flow extends through thick Ultraviolet filtered glass to rear and side gardens with small ponds and rills. Beyond the side ponds lay artfully planted beds of black bamboo. Water conservation is present in over three hundred trees such as centuries old Coastal Oaks, redwoods, sycamores and cypress, which depend on rainfall to flourish. These surround the exuberant bed of thousands of S. Africa natives (geophytes that store water) iris and azaleas. For months in the spring it is a moving cloud of soft white blossoms accented by blue Dutch iris and yellow tulips.
Behind all this beauty, the main surprise is to learn of the owner/designer's passion for conservation. The integration of house and garden is a masterful marriage of state of the art conservation features with a keen awareness of classic proportions for beauty and love of horticulture.
Persons associated with the garden include: Lee von Hasseln (architect, 2001); John Brooks (garden designer, 2001); Jim Wood (sculptor, 2002); Amy Blackstone (sculptor, 2007); Walter Guthrie (builder, 2004); and Bernard Trainor (builder, 2006).
Related Materials:
von Hasseln Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 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:
Walled gardens  Search this
Gardens -- California -- Pebble Beach  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA467
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Archival Repository:
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GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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