Archive for June, 2014

The Wormsloe Institute: Exploring the Landscape in Layers / Savannah, Georgia (2014)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | Posted by

The Wormsloe Institute: Exploring the Landscape in Layers Savannah, Georgia Perhaps it is her experience piloting a research submarine that leads Sarah Ross to approach landscape history from underground. “Landscape demands this approach,” says Ross, president and director of the Wormsloe Institute for Environmental History. Although Ross did use a sub to to map the […]

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John Nolen’s Union Park Gardens: Where Neighborliness Abounds / Wilmington, Delaware (2014)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | Posted by

John Nolen’s Union Park Gardens: Where Neighborliness Abounds Wilmington, Delaware “Visitors from other parts of the city often tell us that they never knew this neighborhood was here. I had the same reaction the first time I came to see Union Park Gardens—it’s a refreshing surprise,” says Brian McDerby, a state trooper who has lived […]

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VIEW, Summer 2014, Number 14

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | Posted by

VIEW, Summer 2014, Number 14 A few highlights: Arthur A. Shurcliff and John Nolen biographers Elizabeth Hope Cushing and R. Bruce Stephenson share insights about their subjects’ lives and work. Lauren Stimson delves into the practice of Stephen Stimson Associates, a landscape architecture firm based in Cambridge and Princeton (Massachusetts), whose designs are enlivened by a deep response […]

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VIEW 2014 IN THE MAIL!

Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Posted by

VIEW ships next week! Read about this issue at lalh.org/magazine. VIEW is the annual news magazine of LALH, published each summer and mailed to thousands of individuals, organizations, and libraries. Featuring articles about recently published and forthcoming LALH books, VIEW also profiles the preservation successes that LALH books inspire. LALH supporters receive a print subscription of VIEW as a benefit of […]

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Introduction

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | Posted by

Introduction Beginning in the late nineteenth century, new fortunes in the United States made it possible for many city dwellers to commission country estates. Rising cultural aspirations, a widespread belief in the salutary benefits of country life, the availability of beautiful land, and growing numbers of landscape practitioners set the stage for thousands of such […]

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Gwinn

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | Posted by

Gwinn Cleveland, Ohio Design by Charles Platt, Warren Manning, and Ellen Shipman, 1906–12. Read the whole story in The Muses of Gwinn. SITE INFO Gwinn (estate of William Gwinn Mather) Cleveland, Ohio Private. Not open to the public.

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Stan Hywet

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | Posted by

Stan Hywet Akron, Ohio Design by Warren Manning and Ellen Shipman, c. 1911. SITE INFO Stan Hywet (estate of Gertrude and Frank Seiberling) 714 North Portage Path Akron, Ohio 44303 888-836-5533; fax 330-836-2680 www.stanhywet.org

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Dumbarton Oaks

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | Posted by

Dumbarton Oaks Washington, D.C. Design by Beatrix Farrand, c. 1922. SITE INFO Dumbarton Oaks (estate of Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss) 1703 32nd Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20007 202-339-6401; fax 202-339-6419 www.doaks.org

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Winterthur

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | Posted by

Winterthur Winterthur, Delaware Design by Henry F. du Pont and Marian Cruger Coffin, 1902–28. SITE INFO Winterthur (estate of Henry F. du Pont) Route 52 (6 miles NW of Wilmington) Winterthur, Delaware 19735 800-448-3883 www.winterthur.org

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Ford House

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | Posted by

Edsel and Eleanor Ford House Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan Design by Jens Jensen, 1926–29. SITE INFO Edsel and Eleanor Ford House (estate of Eleanor and Edsel Ford) 1100 Lake Shore Road Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan 48236 313-884-4222; fax 313-884-5977 www.fordhouse.org

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