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Chattanooga -- River Gallery Sculpture Garden

Object Details

sova.aag.gca_ref10906
GUID
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6767f6506-477a-44c3-b982-57688aad557b
General
River Gallery Sculpture Garden possesses a major contemporary sculpture collection in addition to exhibiting sculpture for sale. The garden includes a formal area in the design of a nautilus with a pea gravel-finished surface walking path. There is a patterned surface walkway in the natural area, which includes a meditation area and recycling mountain stream. The "River Fence" in the formal area captures in aluminum an outline of Maclellan Island in the left frame and the Chattanooga cityscape in the right frame. The gazebo entrance is entered through metal sculptural gates, each depicting the most recognizable features of each of the seven bridges located across the Tennessee River in the immediate Chattanooga area. The rising fountain in the center of the formal part of the garden is the center of the spiral created by the nautilus walkway.
Persons, firms, and governments associated with the garden include: Harry Scott Probasco (former owner, 1884-1938); the City of Chattanooga (former owner, 1938-1992); Joseph Baasch (landscape architect, 1992 to date); Jim Collins (sculptor, 1993); and Henley Brothers (contractors, 1992-1993).
Former owner
Probasco, Harry Scott
Landscape architect
Baasch, Joseph
Sculptor
Collins, Jim
Former owner
City of Chattanooga
Contractor
Henley Brothers
Provenance
Garden Club of Lookout Mountain
Collection Creator
Garden Club of America
Place
River Gallery Sculpture Garden (Chattanooga, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Hamilton County -- Chattanooga
Topic
Gardens -- Tennessee -- Chattanooga
Former owner
Probasco, Harry Scott
Landscape architect
Baasch, Joseph
Sculptor
Collins, Jim
Former owner
City of Chattanooga
Contractor
Henley Brothers
Provenance
Garden Club of Lookout Mountain
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee
Sponsor
A project to describe images in this finding aid received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care Initiative, administered by the National Collections Program.
Custodial History
The Garden Club of Lookout Mountain facilitated the submission of this garden's documentation.
Archival Repository
Archives of American Gardens
Identifier
AAG.GCA, File TN059
Type
Archival materials
Collection Citation
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Bibliography
Garden has been featured in Debbie Petticord, "Bluff View," Chattanooga Magazine, (Vol. 4, No. 2), pp. 26-28. Garden has been featured in Emily McDonald, "A New Jewel on the Bluff," The Chattanooga Times, May 26, 1993.
Scope and Contents
The folder includes a worksheet, garden plans, a narrative description, and copies of brochures and articles about the garden.
Collection Restrictions
Access to original archival materials 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.
Related Materials
River Gallery Sculpture Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (8 35 mm. slides)
AAG.GCA_ref10906
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AAG.GCA
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Record ID
ebl-1643208220039-1643210186909-0
Chattanooga -- River Gallery Sculpture Garden
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