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Knoxville -- Rostrevor

Object Details

sova.aag.gca_ref10910
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb601331749-4fb7-499d-8177-cf552dbaa50d
General
Rostrevor was the garden of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Ross; its elements were installed primarily between 1911 and 1928. In the latter year the Rosses added a formal garden largely of their own design, said to be based on one they had admired at the Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Terraces and a pergola provided the framework for plantings in bloom from March until November. The 12-acre site also included a rock garden made by Paul Adams, extensive lawns bordered by flowering shrubs, elms for shade, and a swimming pool. Most of the images are copies of originals commissioned about 1935 by Mrs. Ross.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. William C. Ross (former owners, 1911-1968); Helen R. McNabb (former owner, 1968-1972); Paul Adams (plantsman); and Barber & McMurry (architects, ca. 1911-1928).
Former owner
Ross, William C.
Ross, William C., Mrs.
McNabb, Helen R.
Plantsman
Adams, Paul
Architect
Barber & McMurry
Collection Creator
Garden Club of America
Place
Rostrevor (Knoxville, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Knox County -- Knoxville
Topic
Gardens -- Tennessee -- Knoxville
Former owner
Ross, William C.
Ross, William C., Mrs.
McNabb, Helen R.
Plantsman
Adams, Paul
Architect
Barber & McMurry
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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.
Archival Repository
Archives of American Gardens
Identifier
AAG.GCA, File TN028
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 Louise Shelton, Beautiful Gardens in America (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1915).
Scope and Contents
The folder includes work sheets, copies of a talk by W. R. McNabb on Knoxville gardens, photocopies of correspondence regarding Rostrevor and other Knoxville gardens, copies of the "routine of work" for Rostrevor, and other information.
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
Rostrevor related holdings consist of 1 folder (24 35 mm. slides (photographs))
AAG.GCA_ref10910
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Record ID
ebl-1643208220039-1643210186968-0
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