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The architecture of Delano & Aldrich / Peter Pennoyer and Anne Walker ; foreword by Robert A.M. Stern ; new photographs by Jonathan Wallen

Title:
Architecture of Delano and Aldrich
Author:
Pennoyer, Peter  Search this
Walker, Anne  Search this
Subject:
Delano, William Adams 1874-1960 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Aldrich, Chester Holmes 1871-1940 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Delano & Aldrich Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
224 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2003
C2003
20th century
Topic:
Architecture--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_794430

Welwyn

Landscape architect:
Hutcheson, Martha Brookes  Search this
Greenleaf, James L., 1857-1933 (Engineer)  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Babb, Cook & Willard, Architect  Search this
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Creator:
Pratt, Harold Irving  Search this
North Country Garden Club  Search this
Architect:
Delano, William Adams  Search this
Delano & Aldrich  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:
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Glen Cove
New York (State) -- Glen Cove
Date:
10/31/1933
General note:
Salvia - Welwyn, pink.
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:
Salvia  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Autumn  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item NY073036
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland company collection
J. Horace McFarland company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / New York / NY073: Glen Cove -- Welwyn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref10327

Welwyn

Creator:
Pratt, Harold Irving  Search this
North Country Garden Club  Search this
Landscape architect:
Greenleaf, James L., 1857-1933 (Engineer)  Search this
Babb, Cook & Willard, Architect  Search this
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Hutcheson, Martha Brookes  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Architect:
Delano & Aldrich  Search this
Delano, William Adams  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:
New York (State) -- Glen Cove
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Glen Cove
Date:
10/31/1933
General note:
Salvia - Welwyn, white.
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:
Edging plants  Search this
Salvia  Search this
Autumn  Search this
Urns  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item NY073037
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland company collection
J. Horace McFarland company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / New York / NY073: Glen Cove -- Welwyn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref10330

Welwyn

Landscape architect:
Hutcheson, Martha Brookes  Search this
Greenleaf, James L., 1857-1933 (Engineer)  Search this
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Babb, Cook & Willard, Architect  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Architect:
Delano, William Adams  Search this
Delano & Aldrich  Search this
Creator:
North Country Garden Club  Search this
Pratt, Harold Irving  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:
New York (State) -- Glen Cove
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Glen Cove
Date:
10/31/1933
General note:
Salvia - Welwyn, white.
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:
Edging plants  Search this
Autumn  Search this
Salvia  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item NY073038
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland company collection
J. Horace McFarland company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / New York / NY073: Glen Cove -- Welwyn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref10333
Additional Online Media:

Welwyn

Landscape architect:
Babb, Cook & Willard, Architect  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Greenleaf, James L., 1857-1933 (Engineer)  Search this
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Hutcheson, Martha Brookes  Search this
Architect:
Delano, William Adams  Search this
Delano & Aldrich  Search this
Creator:
Pratt, Harold Irving  Search this
North Country Garden Club  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:
New York (State) -- Glen Cove
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Glen Cove
Date:
10/31/1933
General note:
Salvia - Welwyn, pink.
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:
Benches  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Autumn  Search this
Salvia  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item NY073039
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland company collection
J. Horace McFarland company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / New York / NY073: Glen Cove -- Welwyn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref10336

Huntington -- Oheka

Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company, nurserymen  Search this
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959 (landscape designer)  Search this
Blue, Frances (provenance)  Search this
Landscape designer:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Former owner:
Eastern Military Academy  Search this
Kahn, Otto Hermann, 1867-1934  Search this
Melius, Gary  Search this
Architect:
Delano & Aldrich  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Oheka (Huntington, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Suffolk County -- Huntington
Date:
05-20-1922
Scope and Contents note:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General note:
Oheka was the grandest estate of its time in Cold Spring Harbor on Long Island's North Shore, styled after French farmhouses but with 126 rooms. The house was designed by architects William Adams Delano and Chester Holmes Aldrich in circa 1921. In 1917 the Olmsted Brothers planned the grounds of the 443-acre estate, which included the entrance drive bordered by red cedars, the golf course, and extensive bridle paths. It took two years to move the earth and build up a rise on which the house was sited. A distinctive parterre in front of the house was comprised of eight reflecting pools to show the changing sky and surrounding mountains, with grass borders. In 1919 Adele Wolff Kahn commissioned Beatrix Farrand to design more intimate spaces, including a Dutch garden, an octagonal garden, a rose garden and a water garden. The formal Dutch garden enclosed by vine-covered brick walls displayed tulips and flowering trees in the spring, in parterre beds separated by brick walks laid out in a herringbone pattern. The octagonal fragrance garden featured yellow and purple pansies followed in summer by lavender, nepeta and pink carnations. Farrand's designs were formal and highly detailed to the extent that each week's blooms could be anticipated.
Garden features included greenhouses, an orangery, a croquet lawn, stables, pools and tennis courts. Courtyards at the house featured single mature trees supplied by the Long Island nursery, Lewis & Valentine. The estate was too costly to maintain and the gardens were destroyed in 1948. A partial restoration and conversion to a hotel in the 1980s reinstalled the Olmsted Brothers landscape designs but not Farrand's.
Persons associated with the garden include Otto H. Kahn and Adele Wolff Kahn (former owners, 1914-circa 1934); Eastern military Academy (former owner), Gary Melius (former owner), Olmsted Brothers (landscape architects, circa 1917); Beatrix Farrand (landscape designer, 1919-1928); Lewis & Valentine (nurserymen, circa 1928); William Adams Delano & Chester Holmes Aldrich (architects).
Related Archival Materials note:
Other archival materials related to Oheka are located at the Environmental Design Archives at the University of California at Berkeley, Huntington Historical Society in Huntington, New York, the Nassau County Reference Library
See others in:
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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:
Gardens -- New York -- Huntington  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, File NY170
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland company collection
J. Horace McFarland company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref10519

Greenwich -- Treescapes

Landscape architect:
Fowler, Robert Ludlow, Jr.  Search this
Palmer, Mary Jo Bridge  Search this
Benedek, Armand, 1931-2004  Search this
Stamates, B. B.  Search this
Patterson, Mary  Search this
West, Adam  Search this
Architect:
Delano & Aldrich  Search this
Provenance:
Hortulus Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Treescapes (Greenwich, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Greenwich
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, garden and site plans (including plant lists), detailed information about the content of the slides, historical information about the house and site, and other information.
General:
This 20-acre site, including 10 acres of woodlands, was originally developed in the 1920s and is focused around its 1926 Cotswold/Tudor design house. Reflecting the desire of its original owner for quiet and privacy, the original landscape architect, Robert Ludlow Fowler, Jr., covered the house with ivy and planted apple trees, dogwoods, and linden, while allowing the landscape to be dominated by white pine, Norway spruce, cedar, hemlock, juniper and yew. A subsequent owner added a greenhouse and cottage while tearing down and/or moving several other buildings. Beginning in 1975 the current owners have transformed the gardens, replacing dying American dogwoods with a mix of new trees: weeping beech, katsuras, weeping cherry, and birches, among others. Other flowering trees and shrubs have brought color with every changing season. At least eight new gardens have been created. For example, the old Secret Garden with its well, which was an abandoned rose garden, became an azalea garden with an abundant variety of plant material. A new vegetable garden, a hosta garden, a wildflower garden, a boxwood garden, an informal New England-style garden, and a white garden are some of the special spaces that have been created. The addition of all these gardens has brought new splendor to the house while maintaining the feeling of serenity and elegance that is the site's heritage.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include Delano & Aldrich (architects, 1925-26); Robert Ludlow Fowler, Jr. (landscape architect, 1926-30); Mary Jo Bridge Palmer (landscape architect, 1980); Armand Benedek (landscape architect, 1982); B. B. Stamates (landscape architect, 1988); Mary Patterson (landscape architect, 1989); Adam West (landscape architect, 1995-2000); William H. and Elizabeth Finnegan Fain (former owners, 1922-1940); and Elizabeth C. McBride (former owner, 1940-1975).
Related Materials:
Treescapes related holdings consist of 1 folder (21 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Greenwich  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT023
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref21478

New Haven -- Elizabeth R. Hooker House

Landscape architect:
Coffin, Marian Cruger, 1876-1957  Search this
TPA Design Group  Search this
Architect:
Delano & Aldrich  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of New Haven  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Elizabeth R. Hooker House (New Haven, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- New Haven County -- New Haven
Scope and Contents:
The folders include work sheets, site plans, and copies of site plans by Coffin and Delano & Aldrich.
Varying Form:
Home of Edith H. Ilmanen, formerly known as.
General:
The brick house was designed in 1914-1915 by architects Delano & Aldrich with a brick walled garden. Marian Coffin designed the perennial border. The grounds were designed to complement the house which was fashioned in the style of the English Arts and Crafts movement. The walled garden is a formal terraced garden situated near the house. Beyond the walled garden is a more naturalized, wooded area featuring a pond on the lower lying grounds.
Current owners of the property have undertaken a restoration of the property to reflect the original Delano and Aldrich design. The property has since received recognition from the New Haven Preservation Trust, the Connecticut chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
This garden was originally documented in 2005, at that time it was identified as the Home of Edith H. Ilmanen. An update of the garden documentation was provided in 2012, as the Elizabeth R. Hooker House.
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Elizabeth Russell Hooker (former owner, 1911-1965); Edith Hooker Ilmanen (former owner, 1965-2004); Delano & Aldrich (architects, 1914-1915); and Marian Coffin (landscape architect, 1929 and 1940); and TPA Design Group (landscape architects, 2008).
Related Materials:
Elizabeth R. Hooker House related holdings consist of 2 folders (13 35 mm slides (photographs); 40 digital images)
Plans and photographs are to be given to the New Haven Colony Historical Society.
Additional materials are located at Columbia University's Avery Library.
Additonal materials are located in the Marian Cruger Coffin Papers at The Winterthur Library/Archives at the Henry Francis Du Pont Winterthur Museum in Winterthur, Delaware.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- New Haven  Search this
Walled gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT338
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref21600

Mill Neck -- Oak Knoll

Architect:
Delano, William Adams  Search this
Delano & Aldrich  Search this
Landscape architect:
Delano, William Adams  Search this
Ironworker:
Yellin, Samuel  Search this
Former owner:
Work, Bertram G.  Search this
Fisher, Joel Ellis Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Trevor, Bronson Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Provenance:
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Oak Knoll (Mill Neck, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Mill Neck
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, site plans, copies of printed materials about the house and garden, and additional information.
General:
Designed in 1916 by architect William Adams Delano of Delano & Aldrich for Bertram G. Work, president of B. F. Goodrich, Oak Knoll was named after one of the largest oak trees on Long Island, which stands in the estate's gardens. With decorative ironwork by Samuel Yellin, the house and its grounds featured formal gardens, teahouses, terraces, pools, fountains, and pergolas. Still existing from the original design is a Roman style stone entrance court with sculptures and ironwork, from which there is a curving road to a second court with a fountain on one side and the front facade of the house on the other.
Persons and firms associated with the property include William Adams Delano (architect and landscape architect, 1916); Delano & Aldrich (architects, 1916); Samuel Yellin (ironworker, 1916); Bertram G. Work (former owner, 1916-1931?); Mr. and Mrs. Joel Ellis Fisher (former owners, 1931-1967); and Mr. and Mrs. Bronson Trevor (former owners, 1967-1995).
Related Materials:
Oak Knoll related holdings consist of 2 folders (37 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Mill Neck  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY396
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26855

[Welwyn]

Creator:
Pratt, Harold Irving  Search this
Lewis & Valentine  Search this
Babb, Cook & Willard  Search this
Delano & Aldrich  Search this
Engineer:
Greenleaf, James L., 1857-1933  Search this
Landscape architect:
Greenleaf, James L., 1857-1933  Search this
Hutcheson, Martha Brookes  Search this
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Architect:
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Donor:
Lewis, Hewlett Withington  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (black-and-white.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
New York (State) -- Glen Cove
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Glen Cove
Date:
[1930?]
General:
This photograph is marked: "Landscaped by Lewis & Valentine Co." Two duplicates of the photograph are in the file.
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:
Spring  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Trees  Search this
Foundation planting  Search this
Gardens -- New York -- Glen Cove  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lewis & Valentine Company Records.
Identifier:
AAG.LVC, Item NY073040
See more items in:
Lewis & Valentine company records
Lewis & Valentine company records / Garden Images / United States of America / New York / NY073: Glen Cove -- Welwyn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-lvc-ref706
Additional Online Media:

Huntington -- Oheka

Landscape designer:
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Former owner:
Kahn, Otto Hermann, 1867-1934  Search this
Melius, Gary  Search this
Eastern Military Academy  Search this
Provenance:
Blue, Frances  Search this
Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Delano & Aldrich  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Donor:
Lewis, Hewlett Withington  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Oheka (Huntington, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Suffolk County -- Huntington
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
Oheka was the grandest estate of its time in Cold Spring Harbor on Long Island's North Shore, styled after French farmhouses but with 126 rooms. The house was designed by architects William Adams Delano and Chester Holmes Aldrich in circa 1921. In 1917 the Olmsted Brothers planned the grounds of the 443-acre estate, which included the entrance drive bordered by red cedars, the golf course, and extensive bridle paths. It took two years to move the earth and build up a rise on which the house was sited. A distinctive parterre in front of the house was comprised of eight reflecting pools to show the changing sky and surrounding mountains, with grass borders. In 1919 Adele Wolff Kahn commissioned Beatrix Farrand to design more intimate spaces, including a Dutch garden, an octagonal garden, a rose garden and a water garden. The formal Dutch garden enclosed by vine-covered brick walls displayed tulips and flowering trees in the spring, in parterre beds separated by brick walks laid out in a herringbone pattern. The octagonal fragrance garden featured yellow and purple pansies followed in summer by lavender, nepeta and pink carnations. Farrand's designs were formal and highly detailed to the extent that each week's blooms could be anticipated.
Garden features included greenhouses, an orangery, a croquet lawn, stables, pools and tennis courts. Courtyards at the house featured single mature trees supplied by the Long Island nursery, Lewis & Valentine. The estate was too costly to maintain and the gardens were destroyed in 1948. A partial restoration and conversion to a hotel in the 1980s reinstalled the Olmsted Brothers landscape designs but not Farrand's.
Persons associated with the garden include Otto H. Kahn and Adele Wolff Kahn (former owners, 1914-circa 1934); Eastern military Academy (former owner), Gary Melius (former owner), Olmsted Brothers (landscape architects, circa 1917); Beatrix Farrand (landscape designer, 1919-1928); Lewis & Valentine (nurserymen, circa 1928); William Adams Delano & Chester Holmes Aldrich (architects).
Related Materials:
Oheka related holdings consist of 2 folders (29 35mm slides and 3 photo prints)
Other archival materials related to Oheka are located at the Environmental Design Archives at the University of California at Berkeley, Huntington Historical Society in Huntington, New York, the Nassau County Reference Library
See others in:
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].

J. Horace McFarland collection, 1900-1962.

Lewis & Valentine Company records, 1916-1971.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Huntington  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lewis & Valentine Company Records.
Identifier:
AAG.LVC, File NY170
See more items in:
Lewis & Valentine company records
Lewis & Valentine company records / Garden Images / United States of America / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-lvc-ref717

Mount Kisco -- Avalon

Creator:
Delano & Aldrich  Search this
Wadley & Smythe  Search this
Former owner:
Brewster, Robert S.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Shipman, Ellen  Search this
Collection Creator:
Weller, Eleanor  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Avalon (Mt. Kisco, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Westchester County -- Mount Kisco
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of book and journal article excerpts about the garden.
General:
Designed as a summer home by the firm of Delano & Aldrich, Avalon is located in a hilly, wooded area in Mt. Kisco, New York. Its principal landscape architects were Wadley & Smythe, followed by Ellen Shipman, who worked on the property in the 1920s. With its Italianate garden, Avalon features a vista extending from a swimming pool to a small temple. Another axis intersecting with the loggia leads through a wooded hill to a vista of another small temple. Below the residence a pergola leads to a walled elliptical informal flower garden featuring a small pool with two frog-shaped fountain heads. An irregularly shaped perennial bed surrounds this water feature.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Robert S. Brewster (former owner, 1912-?); Ellen Shipman (landscape architect, 1920s); Delano & Aldrich (architects, 1912); and Wadley & Smythe (landscape architects, 1912).
Related Materials:
Avalon related holdings consist of 1 folder (53 35mm. slides)
See others in:
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Mt. Kisco  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Eleanor Weller Reade collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ECW, File NY394
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Eleanor Weller collection
Eleanor Weller collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / New York
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Cincinnati -- Peterloon

Landscape architect:
Kenney, Henry Fletcher  Search this
Architect:
Delano, William Adams  Search this
Delano & Aldrich  Search this
Provenance:
Cincinnati Town and Country Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Peterloon (Cincinnati, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Hamilton County -- Cincinnati
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet and update sheet..
General:
The garden existed on three of 1,200 total acres. In 1954, the Garden Club of America Annual Meeting publication reported low yew hedges that flank a wooded walk and a small herb garden. The lake and house were surrounded on three sides by woodlands. A swimming pool existed on the lower level. West of the house was a green garden with specimens of tree box. The Peterloon Foundation, a nonprofit organization, currently maintains the estate for the benefit, education, and enjoyment of Greater Cincinnati.
Person(s) associated with the property include: Delano & Aldrich (architect, 1928); A.D. Taylor (landscape designer, 1930); Henry Fletcher Kenney (landscape architect, ?); John J. Emery (former owner, 1924-197?); and Peterloon Foundation (present owners).
Related Materials:
Peterloon related holdings consist of 1 folder (6 35 mm. slides)
Plans and drawings by H. F. Kenney exist at the Cincinnati Historical Society, Eden Park, Cincinnati, Ohio.
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:
Formal gardens  Search this
Gardens -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH038
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The Garden Club of America collection
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Cincinnati -- Mill Trace

Architect:
Delano, William Adams  Search this
Delano & Aldrich  Search this
Landscape designer:
Delano, William Adams  Search this
Provenance:
Cincinnati Town and Country Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Mill Trace (Cincinnati, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Hamilton County -- Cincinnati
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet and update sheet..
General:
Mill Trace was established in 1929 with two acres of gardens. The garden is described as formal with many holly cultivars, perennial garden and cutting garden. There is an allee of swamp oaks backed by clumps of hollies and beyond through the high-walled court entrance. According to the Garden Club of American Annual Meeting publication of April, 1954, the owner "has an abiding interest in rare, strange, and hardy plants." A field in ca. 1930 was turned into parklike lawns accented with trees.
Person(s) associated with the property include: Edmund Lawrence Jones (former owner); William Adams Delano (architect and landscape designer).
Related Materials:
Mill Trace related holdings consist of 1 folder (8 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH078
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The Garden Club of America collection
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Huntington -- Oheka

Landscape designer:
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Former owner:
Kahn, Otto Hermann, 1867-1934  Search this
Melius, Gary  Search this
Eastern Military Academy  Search this
Provenance:
Blue, Frances  Search this
Nurserymen:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Architect:
Delano & Aldrich  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Oheka (Huntington, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Suffolk County -- Huntington
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
Oheka was the grandest estate of its time in Cold Spring Harbor on Long Island's North Shore, styled after French farmhouses but with 126 rooms. The house was designed by architects William Adams Delano and Chester Holmes Aldrich in circa 1921. In 1917 the Olmsted Brothers planned the grounds of the 443-acre estate, which included the entrance drive bordered by red cedars, the golf course, and extensive bridle paths. It took two years to move the earth and build up a rise on which the house was sited. A distinctive parterre in front of the house was comprised of eight reflecting pools to show the changing sky and surrounding mountains, with grass borders. In 1919 Adele Wolff Kahn commissioned Beatrix Farrand to design more intimate spaces, including a Dutch garden, an octagonal garden, a rose garden and a water garden. The formal Dutch garden enclosed by vine-covered brick walls displayed tulips and flowering trees in the spring, in parterre beds separated by brick walks laid out in a herringbone pattern. The octagonal fragrance garden featured yellow and purple pansies followed in summer by lavender, nepeta and pink carnations. Farrand's designs were formal and highly detailed to the extent that each week's blooms could be anticipated.
Garden features included greenhouses, an orangery, a croquet lawn, stables, pools and tennis courts. Courtyards at the house featured single mature trees supplied by the Long Island nursery, Lewis & Valentine. The estate was too costly to maintain and the gardens were destroyed in 1948. A partial restoration and conversion to a hotel in the 1980s reinstalled the Olmsted Brothers landscape designs but not Farrand's.
Persons associated with the garden include Otto H. Kahn and Adele Wolff Kahn (former owners, 1914-circa 1934); Eastern military Academy (former owner), Gary Melius (former owner), Olmsted Brothers (landscape architects, circa 1917); Beatrix Farrand (landscape designer, 1919-1928); Lewis & Valentine (nurserymen, circa 1928); William Adams Delano & Chester Holmes Aldrich (architects).
Related Materials:
Oheka related holdings consist of 2 folders (29 35mm slides and 3 photo prints)
Other archival materials related to Oheka are located at the Environmental Design Archives at the University of California at Berkeley, Huntington Historical Society in Huntington, New York, the Nassau County Reference Library
See others in:
J. Horace McFarland collection, 1900-1962.

Lewis & Valentine Company records, 1916-1971.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Huntington  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY170
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Mount Kisco -- Avalon

Architect:
Delano & Aldrich  Search this
Creator:
Delano & Aldrich  Search this
Former owner:
Brewster, Robert S.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Shipman, Ellen  Search this
Wadley & Smythe  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Avalon (Mt. Kisco, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Westchester County -- Mount Kisco
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of book and journal article excerpts about the garden.
General:
Designed as a summer home by the firm of Delano & Aldrich, Avalon is located in a hilly, wooded area in Mt. Kisco, New York. Its principal landscape architects were Wadley & Smythe, followed by Ellen Shipman, who worked on the property in the 1920s. With its Italianate garden, Avalon features a vista extending from a swimming pool to a small temple. Another axis intersecting with the loggia leads through a wooded hill to a vista of another small temple. Below the residence a pergola leads to a walled elliptical informal flower garden featuring a small pool with two frog-shaped fountain heads. An irregularly shaped perennial bed surrounds this water feature.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Robert S. Brewster (former owner, 1912-?); Ellen Shipman (landscape architect, 1920s); Delano & Aldrich (architects, 1912); and Wadley & Smythe (landscape architects, 1912).
Related Materials:
Avalon related holdings consist of 1 folder (53 35mm. slides)
See others in:
Eleanor Weller collection, circa 1981-1993.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Mt. Kisco  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY394
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The Garden Club of America collection
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New York -- Bartow-Pell Mansion & Gardens

Creator:
Siwanoy Indians  Search this
Intil Garden Club  Search this
Owner:
Thomas Pell  Search this
John Bartow  Search this
New York City  Search this
Architect:
Delano & Aldrich  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Bartow-Pell Mansion and Gardens (Bronx, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Bronx County -- New York -- Bronx
General:
F. Elliot; "Picture Guide to Areas Gardens" Crown, 1960. Redwood Library, unknown publication.
Related Materials:
Bartow-Pell Mansion & Gardens related holdings consist of 1 slide (col.)
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:
Spring  Search this
Sunken gardens  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Water jets  Search this
Retaining walls  Search this
People  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY559
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The Garden Club of America collection
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Old Westbury -- The Studio

Former owner:
Whitney, Mrs. Harry Payne  Search this
Miller, Flora Whitney  Search this
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942  Search this
Architect:
Aldrich, Chester Holmes, 1871-1940  Search this
Delano, William Adams  Search this
Delano & Aldrich  Search this
Provenance:
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Studio (Old Westbury, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Westbury
Scope and Contents:
The folders include a work sheet, features plan, slide view plan, copies of photographs, and copies of articles.
Former Title:
Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney Studio
General:
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney commissioned the retreat for a place to work on sculpture and as an entertainment pavilion for friends. The axis of the site is north and south. The rear of the studio was developed as an intimate garden with swimming pool and sunken parterre. The garden incorporates many statues created by Whitney and her students. In 1982, it was adapted for use as a residence.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (former owner, 1914-1918); Barbara Whitney Henry (former owner, 1942-1960s); Flora Whitney Miller (former owner, 1960s-1986); William Delano and Chester Aldrich (architect and garden designer, 1914-1918); Raleigh Cottnek (landscape designer, 1914-1918); and Charles G. Meyer, Jr. (architect, 1982).
Related Materials:
The Studio related holdings consist of 2 folders (11 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Old Westbury  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY432
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The Garden Club of America collection
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Welwyn

Creator:
Pratt, Harold Irving  Search this
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Architect:
Delano, William Adams  Search this
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Babb, Cook & Willard  Search this
Delano & Aldrich  Search this
Engineer:
Greenleaf, James L., 1857-1933  Search this
Landscape architect:
Greenleaf, James L., 1857-1933  Search this
Hutcheson, Martha Brookes  Search this
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Babb, Cook & Willard  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
New York (State) -- Glen Cove
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Glen Cove
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Charles Platt planted a pinetum before 1890. Welwyn is now a nature preserve.
Historic plate number: "147."
Historic plate caption: "Mrs. Harold I. Pratt, North Country Club."
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:
Spring  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Terraces (land forms)  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Benches  Search this
Water lilies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY073001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY073: Glen Cove -- Welwyn
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Welwyn

Creator:
Pratt, Harold Irving  Search this
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Slide manufacturer:
Van Altena, Edward  Search this
Engineer:
Greenleaf, James L., 1857-1933  Search this
Landscape architect:
Greenleaf, James L., 1857-1933  Search this
Hutcheson, Martha Brookes  Search this
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Babb, Cook & Willard  Search this
Architect:
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Babb, Cook & Willard  Search this
Delano & Aldrich  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
New York (State) -- Glen Cove
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Glen Cove
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Mount reads: "Edward Van Altena, 71-79 W. 45th St., N.Y.C."
Historic plate number: "4; 148."
Historic plate caption: "Mrs. Harold I. Pratt, North Country Club."
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:
Spring  Search this
Daffodils  Search this
Streams  Search this
Hillside planting  Search this
Bulbs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY073002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY073: Glen Cove -- Welwyn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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