Posts by ssm

Tranquillity Farm, Middlebury, Connecticut

Monday, May 7, 2012 | Posted by

Tranquillity Farm, Middlebury, Connecticut The John Howard (J. H.) Whittemore estate in Middlebury, Connecticut, was primarily the work of landscape architect and planner Warren H. Manning. The project was begun by Charles Eliot (1859–1897), an important mentor for Manning at the firm of Olmsted, Olmsted & Eliot. Manning (1860–1938) was a young associate in 1893, […]

Comments are closed

Read more

Bob Grese, Ann Arbor, Michigan (2010)

Monday, February 20, 2012 | Posted by

Bob Grese, Ann Arbor, Michigan (2010) Bob Grese might have embarked on a career in forestry were it not for a professor in his second year of college. “He told me about a profession I had never heard of—landscape architecture,” says Grese, who has been teaching in the field for twenty-five years, most of them […]

4 comments

Read more

Tupper Thomas, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY (2011)

Monday, February 20, 2012 | Posted by

Tupper Thomas, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY (2011) In 1980, Tupper Thomas was a young mother in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood. After spending several years at home raising her children, she spotted an ad in the New York Times for the position of Prospect Park administrator. “I thought, ‘How lovely—if I got this job, I would live […]

Comments are closed

Read more

Beauty Returns to Burnham Island / Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois (2010)

Monday, February 20, 2012 | Posted by

Beauty Returns to Burnham Island (2010) Graceland Cemetery’s Burnham Island, Chicago, Illinois Chicago architect and planner Daniel H. Burnham (1846–1912) is best remembered for something he may not even have said: “Make no little plans.” Whether or not Burnham made this statement—attributed to him by a biographer—it has stuck, possibly because it fit the not-so-little personality and […]

Comments are closed

Read more

A Collaborative Masterwork on Lake St. Clair / Edsel and Eleanor Ford House (2011)

Thursday, February 16, 2012 | Posted by

A Collaborative Masterwork on Lake St. Clair (2011)  Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan In the 1920s, landscape architect Jens Jensen (1860–1951) designed four estate landscapes for Eleanor and Edsel Ford, son of Henry Ford, the inventor of the Model T. The last of these was built between 1926 and 1930 on Gaukler […]

One comment

Read more

Gwinn

Monday, February 13, 2012 | Posted by

Gwinn Cleveland, Ohio In 1905, Cleveland iron-ore magnate William Gwinn Mather consulted two nationally renowned landscape architects, Warren H. Manning (1860–1938) and Charles A. Platt (1861–1933), about plans for a new estate. Manning was a legendary plantsman and a park- and city-planning specialist who had worked for Mather on several northern Michigan mine projects while […]

Comments are closed

Read more

VIEW, Summer 2009, Number 9

Monday, February 13, 2012 | Posted by

VIEW, Summer 2009, Number 9 A few highlights: Dean Cardasis, director of the James Rose Center, reflects on Rose’s melding of indoor and outdoor space. Pennsylvania State University professor Michael Barton reveals how Warren Manning’s park system transformed Harrisburg. Jane Roy Brown, LALH director of educational outreach, explores the ideas behind an Olmsted Brothers mental […]

Comments are closed

Read more

VIEW, Summer 2010, Number 10

Monday, February 13, 2012 | Posted by

VIEW, Summer 2010, Number 10 A few highlights: Learn how a childhood in the mountains of Tennessee helped nurture one of the field’s most passionate native plants proponents, Bob Grese in this year’s preservation piece by Jane Roy Brown. The lead article spotlights Graceland Cemetery: A Design History, Christopher Vernon’s forthcoming book on the influential Chicago […]

Comments are closed

Read more

VIEW, Summer 2011, Number 11

Monday, February 13, 2012 | Posted by

VIEW, Summer 2011, Number 11 A few highlights: • Articles on Robert E. Grese’s new anthology of essays related to the native landscape and about the Native Plant Garden designed by Grese’s former teacher Darrel Morrison. • Renowned landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander writes about her elemental design for the Legislative Assembly Building in Yellowknife, […]

Comments are closed

Read more

Mission 66

Friday, February 10, 2012 | Posted by

Mission 66 author

One comment

Read more