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Asheville -- "Kinkaku-Ji" Garden

Former owner:
Graniere, Bobby  Search this
McCall, Cary Lawson  Search this
Architect:
Samsel, Jim  Search this
Turner, Deborah  Search this
Landscaper:
Hoots, Mark  Search this
Provenance:
The French Broad River Garden Club Foundation  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
"Kinkaku-Ji" Garden (Asheville, North Carolina)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Buncombe -- Asheville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, garden plans, and photocopies of articles.
General:
Created in 2010, this Asian dry-landscape garden features more than 200 bonsai and overlooks a stone house and woodlands within a one and one-quarter acre hillside property in North Carolina. The owners named their garden after the Temple of the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, Japan, and installed a pavilion used for entertaining, winter storage of some of the bonsai collections, and for storing gardening supplies. The rectangular garden and adjacent lawn are enclosed by low stone walls where the smaller bonsai containers are displayed, each sitting on a revolving stone to facilitate watering and sun exposure. The surface of the garden is brown crushed gravel, with islands of mondo grass and stonecrop planted with Japanese maples, boxwood, dwarf hostas, rockwork, and two large boulders echoing Tenryuji's boulder arrangement in Kyoto. A statue of the Buddha overlooks a small pond and a Burmese brass gong hangs at the pavilion.
The owners became interested in bonsai and Asian design while living in New York, and have been active in the National Bonsai Friendship Foundation, the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington DC, and the World Bonsai Federation. Two ancient trees in their collection were gifts for service to the federation.
Persons associated with the garden include: Bobby Graniere and Cary Lawson McCall (former owners, 2006-2010); Jim Samsel and Deborah Turner (architects); Mark Hoots (landscaper).
Related Materials:
"Kinkaku-Ji" Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (12 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 -- North Carolina -- Asheville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC081
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / North Carolina
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6121df320-3e07-466b-abf0-59f5005c25ca
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12963

Tacoma -- Villa Carman

Architect:
Cutter, Kirtland Kelsey, 1860-1939  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Washington -- Pierce County -- Tacoma
Scope and Contents:
20 35mm slides (All copies. 15 are of lantern slide and 5 are images taken in the 1970s). The folder includes copies of articles, a short un-authored history and a photograph (possibly members of the Tacoma Garden Club from the 1930s or 40s) and correspondence between Eleanor Weller and Mrs. Wagner.
Varying Form:
Madera, also known as.
General:
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Carman created a 19 acre garden containing a formal Roman garden, a native garden, lawn, and woodland areas of Douglas fir trees. A poplar framed brick path lead from the house to the lake. Margaret Carman imported rocks, plants, and lanterns from temples to create a Japanese garden. She also hired a gardener from Japan to care for it. The garden was featured on tours for The Garden Club of America in 1930 and 1977. In 1930, the Japanese Garden was described as featuring "a dry stream bed, water-falls with a series of pools, and a fine collection of plant materials. Plantings of Rhododendrons (pink pealr). Native growth, blind paths, specimen firs. A wolf tree over the driveway, a rose garden. The walk from the Italian terrace to Gravelly Lake is planted with iris (pallida dalmatica), pink peonies and nepeta.

Persons associated with the property include Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Carma (former owners, 1919-1938), Mrs. and Mrs. Joseph L. Carman, Jr. (former owners, 1938-1939), Mr. and Mrs. Lowell T. Murray (1939-1975), Frederick Cole (landscape designer), and Kirtland Cutter (architect).
Related Materials:
Archival materials located at the Eastern Washington State Historical Society and in family records.
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:
Japanese gardens  Search this
Gardens -- Washington (State) -- Tacoma  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WA020
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Washington
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb62d16b24b-4a8c-4798-b0de-fd513b3a6ede
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref32633

Kyoto -- Ginkaku-ji Temple

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
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, File JA007
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 2: International Garden Images / Japan
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6fa446094-8eaa-4913-bc40-8430373217d5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref4678

[Miscellaneous Sites in Japan]: dry waterfall in the Daisen-in temple garden, part of the Daitoku-ji Zen temple complex in Kyoto.

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (col., 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Japan -- Kyoto
Daitoku-ji Temple (Kyoto, Japan)
Japan -- Kyoto prefecture -- Kyoto
Date:
1935 May.
General:
Historic plate number: "7; 19."
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:
Rockwork  Search this
Stones  Search this
Gardens -- Japan -- Kyoto  Search this
Waterfalls  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item JA006002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 2: International Garden Images / Japan / JA006: Kyoto -- Miscellaneous Sites in Japan
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6b6fbd341-3f30-445d-8e47-0cb2cc39fab5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref4689

[Miscellaneous Sites in Japan]: pines along a walkway, probably at either the Shūon-an (Ikkyuji) Temple or the Daitoku-ji Zen temple complex in Kyoto.

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (col., 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Japan -- Kyoto
Daitoku-ji Temple (Kyoto, Japan)
Japan -- Kyoto prefecture -- Kyoto
Date:
1935 May.
General:
The area is a flat garden or "hira niwa." A photograph on page 21 of the book Japanese Gardens, by Matsunosuke Tatsui (Tokyo: Japan Travel Bureau, 1958), shows an area virtually identical to this lantern slide at the Shūon-an Temple. However, this was not a site that appears to have been visited by the Garden Club of America tour.
Historic plate number: "8."
The Daitoku-ji site was visited by the Garden Club of America tour on May 22, 1935.
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:
Stones  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Walls  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Tiles  Search this
Gardens -- Japan -- Kyoto  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item JA006003
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 2: International Garden Images / Japan / JA006: Kyoto -- Miscellaneous Sites in Japan
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c03c3bd9-de1f-46a2-82d4-a73caaa85cbd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref4690

[Miscellaneous Sites in Japan]: the Zen stone garden at Ryōan-ji Temple in Kyoto.

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (col., 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Ryōan-ji Temple (Kyoto, Japan)
Japan -- Kyoto
Japan -- Kyoto prefecture -- Kyoto
Date:
1935 May.
General:
The site was visited by the Garden Club of America tour on May 22, 1935. Coarse raked sand spread in the forepart of the formal garden imparts an air of serenity and coolness.
Historic plate number: "5."
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:
Sand  Search this
Stones  Search this
Rock gardens  Search this
Gardens -- Japan -- Kyoto  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item JA006004
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 2: International Garden Images / Japan / JA006: Kyoto -- Miscellaneous Sites in Japan
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6dd92f7ed-250a-4ffb-b503-c7d12295a0b1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref4691

[Miscellaneous Sites in Japan]: part of the Kohôan sub-temple at the Daitoku-ji Zen temple complex in Kyoto.

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (col., 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Daitoku-ji Temple (Kyoto, Japan)
Japan -- Kyoto
Japan -- Kyoto prefecture -- Kyoto
Date:
1935 May.
General:
Historic plate number: "32."
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:
Stepping stones  Search this
Stones  Search this
Stone lanterns  Search this
Pavilions  Search this
Temples  Search this
Gardens -- Japan -- Kyoto  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item JA006021
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 2: International Garden Images / Japan / JA006: Kyoto -- Miscellaneous Sites in Japan
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb675cc07af-f0c2-4819-baca-9c7ccb9d3c1b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref4695

[Ginkaku-ji Temple]: sand garden, with its flat-topped cone of sand suggesting Mount Fuji.

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (col., 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Silver Pavilion (Kyoto, Japan)
Japan -- Kyoto
Ginkaku-ji Temple (Kyoto, Japan)
Japan -- Kyoto prefecture -- Kyoto
Date:
1935 May.
General:
In the evening the sand cone appears as a silver moon when viewed from above. Other names associated with the site include the Silver Pavilion and Jishō-ji (Temple of Shining Mercy).
The site was visited by the Garden Club of America tour on May 22, 1935.
Historic plate number: "13."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Sand  Search this
Cone  Search this
Pavilions  Search this
Temples  Search this
Gardens -- Japan -- Kyoto  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item JA007001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 2: International Garden Images / Japan / JA007: Kyoto -- Ginkaku-ji Temple
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6ff83377a-a825-485f-99cb-edb68e6dfab2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref4702

[Ginkaku-ji Temple]: looking across the dry sand garden towards the Hondo (main hall) on the left and the Togudo, a temple building, on the right.

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (col., 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Silver Pavilion (Kyoto, Japan)
Japan -- Kyoto
Ginkaku-ji Temple (Kyoto, Japan)
Japan -- Kyoto prefecture -- Kyoto
Date:
1935 May.
General:
Historic plate number: "26."
Other names associated with the site include the Silver Pavilion and Jishō-ji (Temple of Shining Mercy). The site was visited by the Garden Club of America tour on May 22, 1935.
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:
Ponds  Search this
Bridges -- stone  Search this
Sand  Search this
Temples  Search this
Gardens -- Japan -- Kyoto  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item JA007002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 2: International Garden Images / Japan / JA007: Kyoto -- Ginkaku-ji Temple
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6700f5754-6767-4bc8-b39c-50d790edf5b5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref4703

[Miscellaneous Sites in Japan]: entrance gate and walkway, probably to a temple complex, in an unidentified location.

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (col., 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Japan
Date:
1935 May.
General:
Historic plate number: "[label torn]."
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  Search this
Walkways, stone  Search this
Walls (building)  Search this
Trees  Search this
Gardens -- Japan  Search this
Temples  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item JA006030
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 2: International Garden Images / Japan / JA006: Unidentified -- Miscellaneous Sites in Japan
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c5745d92-4258-4c60-b6ee-06f40c84bf67
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref4744

[Miscellaneous Sites in Japan]: probably a temple or palace and its garden in an unidentified location.

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (col., 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Japan
Date:
1935 May.
General:
Historic plate number: "64."
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:
Temples  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Stairs, stone  Search this
Stones  Search this
Gardens -- Japan  Search this
Palaces  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item JA006049
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 2: International Garden Images / Japan / JA006: Unidentified -- Miscellaneous Sites in Japan
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb61b515041-a2f3-4f49-b9b6-57f5c4e45b10
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref4762

Pass Christian -- Middlegate Japanese Gardens

Former owner:
Hecht, Rudolph S., 1885 - 1956  Search this
Landscape architect:
DeBuys, Rathbone, 1875-1960  Search this
Provenance:
New Orleans Town Gardeners, Inc.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Middlegate Japanese Gardens (Pass Christian, Mississippi)
United States of America -- Mississippi -- Harrison County -- Pass Christian
Scope and Contents:
This folder includes: photographs, correspondences, drawings, invoices, purchase orders, garden designs, newspaper articles, magazine articles, a thesis, and party invitations.
General:
Located on three acres in the town of Pass Christian, Mississippi is the site of Middlegate Japanese garden. Its original owners, Rudolph and Lynne Watkins Hecht were inspired by a 1924 trip to Japan and began cultivating their own Japanese-style garden upon their return. Middlegate was opened to the public in the mid-1930s. In addition to public visiting hours, the Hechts frequently held private family events and even hosted dignitaries from abroad in their sunken garden. Private family events included an annual Easter egg hunt, weddings, and 4th of July celebrations.
An azalea lined path at the entrance of the garden led to a Torri gate, revealing a Shinto temple and a jasmine covered arbor. A bamboo walk featured a fountain, two monumental Japanese stone lanterns, and Japanese sculpture. A small red, lacquered "wishing" bridge led to a blue-tiled tea house with a Buddha sitting on a lotus blossom elevated twenty feet in the air sittings opposite the bridge. A large sunken garden with a fountain, fronting a guesthouse included lotus blooms, shrubs and trees. Traditional Japanese garden features and furnishings included stone lanterns, a Torri gate, a Buddha shrine, a rickshaw, sculptures, bridges, and stone pagodas. Other garden features included gazebos, arbors, terraces, a guesthouse, two teahouses, and a bath house. Water features such as waterfalls, a swimming pool, lakes, fish and lily ponds, and reflecting pools were scattered throughout the grounds.
In August 1969, Middlegate Japanese garden suffered damage when Hurricane Camille struck the Gulf coast. In August 2005, Middlegate Japanese garden was extensively damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
The garden possessed a variety of trees, shrubs, and vines, both native and imported. Plantings included forsythia, boxwood, weeping willow, English ivy, white and yellow jasmine bushes, timber bamboo, giant bamboo, Japanese cherry trees, Japanese maple, Mediterranean fan palm, Japanese plum trees, magnolia trees, pine trees, peach trees, almond trees, pecan trees, live oaks, lotus blossoms, azaleas, and Camellia japonica.
Persons associated with the property include: Mrs. Lynn Boyd Watkins (former owner, 1911-1923); Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph S. Hecht (former owner, 1923-1961); Rathbone DeBuys (architect, 1920s-1930s), Obata Takumi (sculptor, 1735)
Related Materials:
Middlegate Japanese Gardens related holdings consist of 2 folders (2 35mm. slides (photographs) + 134 digital images)
Additonal documentation is located in the Billy Bourdin Historical Collection, Pass Christian Historical Society.
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 -- Mississippi -- Pass Christian  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MS040
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Mississippi
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c6c8d6f6-08a0-4b0a-838b-b03bfdd33c37
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref9174

[Middlegate Japanese Gardens]: Lynne Hecht, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Hecht and Mr. Odate in Miyajima, Japan.

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (digital) (black-and-white, JPEG.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photograph (digital)
Digital images
Place:
Middlegate Japanese Gardens (Pass Christian, Mississippi)
Japan
United States of America -- Mississippi -- Harrison County -- Pass Christian
Date:
1924 May.
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:
Girls  Search this
Women  Search this
Men  Search this
Temples  Search this
Rivers  Search this
Houses  Search this
Gardens -- Mississippi -- Pass Christian  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MS040050
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Mississippi / MS040: Pass Christian -- Middlegate Japanese Gardens
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb69e23742d-4658-4dbd-bb17-9271fb30d3cf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref9423

Entrance to Shintoo Temple Grounds, Nara, Japan. Copyright 1901 by R.Y. Young. [on negative] [Active no. 22702 : stereo photonegative]m

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Photographer:
Young, R.Y.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-3/4" x 3-1/2"..)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Japan -- 1900-1910
Nara (Japan)
Shintoo Temple
Date:
1901
Local Numbers:
RSN 16537
General:
Currently stored in box 3.1.54 [69].
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Entrances -- Japan  Search this
Gardens -- Japan  Search this
Temples -- Japan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.1: Underwood and Underwood Negatives / RSN Numbers 16475-16539
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep841f0dbf3-bedb-494c-abda-e82790da17c6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref12971

Temple of Hachimen, God of War, Japan. Copyright 1896 by Strohmeyer & Wyman. [on negative] 23295 Photonegative

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Strohmeyer & Wyman  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3 1/2" x 3 3/4")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Hachimen Temple (Japan)
Japan
Date:
1896
Local Numbers:
RSN 16685
General:
Currently stored in box 3.1.56 [85].
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Architecture -- Japan  Search this
Temples -- Japan  Search this
War -- Japan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1890-1900 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.1: Underwood and Underwood Negatives / RSN Numbers 16620-16718
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89d87a3d6-618a-4c20-81cd-d0ed589d67da
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref13119

[Entrance to the Shinto Temple grounds. Nara, Japan.] on negative 23359 Photonegative

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3 1/2" x 3 3/4")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Japan
Nara (Japan)
Shinto Temple (Japan)
Local Numbers:
RSN 16705
General:
Currently stored in box 3.1.56 [85], moved from [118].
Copy and Version Identification Note:
1360
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Entrances -- Japan  Search this
Gardens -- Japan  Search this
Parks -- Japan  Search this
Temples -- Japan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.1: Underwood and Underwood Negatives / RSN Numbers 16620-16718
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep860d8ec3e-4548-4a3c-a8b9-538522726f82
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref13139

[The Magnificent Gate of Nikko's Celebrated Temple, Japan. Copyright 1896 by Stroymeyer & Wyman.] on negative 23405 Photonegative

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3 1/2" x 3 3/4")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Japan
Nikkō-shi (Japan)
Date:
1896
Local Numbers:
RSN 16728
General:
Currently stored in box 3.1.56 [85].
Copy and Version Identification Note:
1424
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Buildings -- Japan  Search this
Gates -- Japan  Search this
Temples -- Japan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1890-1900 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.1: Underwood and Underwood Negatives / RSN Numbers 16719-16785
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d26ab026-2c47-4357-be43-ef3ddb363cb0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref13162

Amidst the beauties of springtime--dwarf cherry trees at Omuro Gosho temple, Kyoto, Japan. Copyright by U&U. [Active no. 157 : stereo photonegative.]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
American Stereoscopic Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 7".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Japan
Kyoto (Japan)
Omuro Gosho Temple
Local Numbers:
RSN 9173
General:
Company catalog card included.
Currently stored in box 2.1.2 [70].
Orig. no. 73217
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Ceremonies -- Japan  Search this
Gardens -- Japan  Search this
Tea -- Japan  Search this
Trees -- Japan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 2: American Stereoscpopic Co. glass plates / 2.1: American Stereoscopic Negatives / RSN Numbers 9161-9212, Cards AS 98-AS 173
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8617fb282-d352-412a-accd-88e9af2e0c8d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref18383

The Pride of Japan--The Golden Temple of Kinkakuji. Copyright 1896 by Strohmeyer & Wyman. [on negative] [Active no. 1021 : stereo photonegative,]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
American Stereoscopic Co.  Search this
Photographer:
Strohmeyer & Wyman  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-3/4" x 7".)
Type:
Archival materials
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Japan -- 1890-1900
Kinkakuji (Japan)
Date:
1896
Local Numbers:
RSN 9671
General:
Company catalog card included.
Currently stored in box 2.1.8 [118].
Orig. acc. no. 20099.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Lakes -- Japan  Search this
Temples -- Japan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 2: American Stereoscpopic Co. glass plates / 2.1: American Stereoscopic Negatives / RSN Numbers 9661-9705, Cards AS 946-AS 1083
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8853498a4-3fd6-44f3-ac81-375149791241
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref18879

Entrance to Shintoo Temple Grounds, Nara, Japan. 1035 Photonegative

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
American Stereoscopic Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
5 pieces (5" x 8")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Japan
Nara (Japan)
Shintoo Temple
Local Numbers:
RSN 9683

Video number 08963
General:
Company catalog card included.
Similar to RSN 10929.
Currently stored in box 2.1.8 [118].
Copy and Version Identification Note:
46650
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Entrances -- Japan  Search this
Parks -- Japan  Search this
Religion -- Japan  Search this
Shrines -- Japan  Search this
Temples -- Japan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 2: American Stereoscpopic Co. glass plates / 2.1: American Stereoscopic Negatives / RSN Numbers 9661-9705, Cards AS 946-AS 1083
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8312be3e3-b4bf-43c6-af96-2eb1e58821f7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref18891

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