Robert M. Fletcher slide collection

Object Details

Fletcher, Robert M., d. 1995
Seaside gardening
Landscape architecture
Gardens, Japanese
Gardens -- California, Southern
Gardens -- California
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Burton L. Fletcher, parents of Robert M. Fletcher. Donation faciliated by the Garden Club of America.
Fletcher, Robert M., d. 1995
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Robert M. Fletcher slide collection
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The Robert M. Fletcher Collection contains 268 35mm color slides documenting Southern California gardens designed by landscape architect Robert M. Fletcher.
Biographical/Historical note
Robert M. Fletcher (d. 1995) was a landscape architect who specialized in private gardens in Southern California. Born in Los Angeles, Fletcher received his B.A. in landscape architecture from UC-Berkeley in 1977 and established his residential practice later that year. He taught at the UCLA Extension Program Department of Arts from 1981-1985. As a member of the American Horticultural Society, Southern California Horticultural Society, The National Trust and the California Historical Society, Fletcher was also a speaker at many symposiums and professional meetings. His gardens were featured in numerous journals, including House and Garden, Sunset Magazine, Elle Decor and the Los Angeles Times Magazine. In addition to his residential projects, Fletcher's commercial projects included the Ingram Paper headquarters and warehouse, City of Industry; Henry Company headquarters, Huntington Park; R.J. Plaza Building, Sherman Oaks; Plaza Hermosa, Hermosa Beach; Martin Luther King, Jr. Shopping Center, Watts; Manhattan Village Medical Building, Manhattan Beach; San Julian S.R.O., Los Angeles; The Beach Club, Santa Monica; St. Martin of Tours Church and Elementary School, Brentwood; Mark Taper Building, Reseda; and Westwood Place, Westwood.
0.25 Cubic feet (268 35mm slides., color, 35mm)
circa 1979-1995
Archival Repository
Archives of American Gardens
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Robert M. Fletcher slide collection.
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Slides (photographs)
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Record ID
Bel Air -- Untitled Garden in Bel Air, California
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