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Faulkner Farm

Landscape architect:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Eliot, Charles  Search this
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Little & Browne, Architect  Search this
Creator:
Brandegee Place  Search this
Sprague, Charles F.  Search this
Browne, Herbert W. C. (Architect)  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Massachusetts -- Brookline
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Norfolk County -- Brookline
Date:
05/29/1931
General note:
See AAG Image # MA044115 for glass lantern slide version of this image.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Fountains  Search this
Annuals (Plants)  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Urns  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Houses -- multi-family  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Irises (Plants)  Search this
Pansies  Search this
Benches  Search this
Flowering trees  Search this
Finials  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item MA044114
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland company collection
J. Horace McFarland company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Massachusetts / MA044: Brookline -- Faulkner Farm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref9172
Additional Online Media:

Faulkner Farm

Creator:
Brandegee Place  Search this
Sprague, Charles F.  Search this
Browne, Herbert W. C. (Architect)  Search this
Landscape architect:
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Eliot, Charles  Search this
Little & Browne, Architect  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (glass lantern, col., 3 x 5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Norfolk County -- Brookline
Massachusetts -- Brookline
Date:
05/29/1931
General note:
See AAG Image # MA044114 for black and white print version of this image.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Pansies  Search this
Benches  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Urns  Search this
Irises (Plants)  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Finials  Search this
Annuals (Plants)  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Houses -- multi-family  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Flowering trees  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item MA044115
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland company collection
J. Horace McFarland company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Massachusetts / MA044: Brookline -- Faulkner Farm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref9175

Faulkner Farm

Landscape architect:
Eliot, Charles  Search this
Little & Browne, Architect  Search this
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Creator:
Brandegee Place  Search this
Sprague, Charles F.  Search this
Browne, Herbert W. C. (Architect)  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Massachusetts -- Brookline
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Norfolk County -- Brookline
Date:
05/28/1929
General note:
See AAG Image # MA044117 for glass lantern slide version (reversed) of this image.
Charles Sprague was a lawyer but interested in politics and owner of the elaborate house and gardens of Faulkner Farms. The twenty acre property which once was owned by Charles Faulkner, named the farm after him. In 1893, the Spragues retained architect Herbert Brown of the Boston firm, Little, Brown and Moore. Sprague also asked Fredrick Law Olmsted's son John to site the house and driveway. The relationship between the client, architect and landscape architect were difficult.
In 1895, Charles Eliot of the Olmsted office was in charge of the Faulkner Farm job. Sprague was looking for a formally planted area with the preservation of agricultural lowland. Dissatisfied with the Olmsted firm, they had met Charles A. Pratt. Platt designed an Italian garden and a series of terraces to the farmland below. At the north and south are terraces that lead into a formal garden with brick walls, pergola and loggias. There are also ornamental wellheads, sculptures and topiary in terra cotta planters.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Benches  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Vines  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Irises (Plants)  Search this
Wisteria  Search this
Tables  Search this
Finials  Search this
Trellises  Search this
Gates  Search this
Walls (building)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item MA044116
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland company collection
J. Horace McFarland company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Massachusetts / MA044: Brookline -- Faulkner Farm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref9178
Additional Online Media:

Faulkner Farm

Landscape architect:
Little & Browne, Architect  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Eliot, Charles  Search this
Creator:
Brandegee Place  Search this
Sprague, Charles F.  Search this
Browne, Herbert W. C. (Architect)  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (glass lantern, col., 3 x 5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Massachusetts -- Brookline
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Norfolk County -- Brookline
Date:
05/28/1929
General note:
See AAG Image # MA044116 for black and white print version of this image. (Glass lantern slide view is reversed.)
Charles Sprague was a lawyer but interested in politics and owner of the elaborate house and gardens of Faulkner Farms. The twenty acre property which once was owned by Charles Faulkner, named the farm after him. In 1893, the Spragues retained architect Herbert Brown of the Boston firm, Little, Brown and Moore. Sprague also asked Fredrick Law Olmsted's son John to site the house and driveway. The relationship between the client, architect and landscape architect were difficult.
In 1895, Charles Eliot of the Olmsted office was in charge of the Faulkner Farm job. Sprague was looking for a formally planted area with the preservation of agricultural lowland. Dissatisfied with the Olmsted firm, they had met Charles A. Pratt. Platt designed an Italian garden and a series of terraces to the farmland below. At the north and south are terraces that lead into a formal garden with brick walls, pergola and loggias. There are also ornamental wellheads, sculptures and topiary in terra cotta planters.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Garden borders  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Irises (Plants)  Search this
Wisteria  Search this
Tables  Search this
Walls (building)  Search this
Vines  Search this
Trellises  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Gates  Search this
Finials  Search this
Benches  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item MA044117
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland company collection
J. Horace McFarland company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Massachusetts / MA044: Brookline -- Faulkner Farm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref9183

Faulkner Farm

Creator:
Marr, T. E.  Search this
Sprague, Charles F.  Search this
Brandegee, Edward D.  Search this
Architect:
Browne, Herbert W. C.  Search this
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Little & Browne  Search this
Landscape architect:
Eliot, Charles  Search this
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Little & Browne  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Massachusetts -- Brookline
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Norfolk County -- Brookline
Date:
1930
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Walkways, gravel  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Topiary work  Search this
Balustrades  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MA044033
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts / MA044: Brookline -- Faulkner Farm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17824

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