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Knoxville -- Kouns Garden

Object Details

sova.aag.gca_ref10911
GUID
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb621dbc122-9ac0-42be-b476-6623d4e94387
General
Situated on a 5.6 acre site, this garden complemented a Tudor-style home designed by Francis Painter and built in the 1940s of Tennessee sandstone. The house faces the Tennessee River, although the view is obscured by newer homes. Mountains can also be seen to the south. Garden borders filled with tulips in spring and perennials and annuals in other seasons provided a lovely complement to the house. Boxwood and other shrubs framed the space and its view of surrounding woods.
Persons associated with the garden include W. T. Moore (former owner, ca. 1940-); Francis Painter (architect, 1940s); and W. Sherman and Patricia Franke Kouns (former owners, 1980-2005).
Former owner
Moore, W. T.
Architect
Painter, Francis
Former owner
Kouns, W. Sherman
Kouns, Patricia Franke, d. 2005
Collection Creator
Garden Club of America
Place
Kouns Garden (Knoxville, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Knox County -- Knoxville
Topic
Gardens -- Tennessee -- Knoxville
Former owner
Moore, W. T.
Architect
Painter, Francis
Former owner
Kouns, W. Sherman
Kouns, Patricia Franke, d. 2005
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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.
Archival Repository
Archives of American Gardens
Identifier
AAG.GCA, File TN004
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.
Scope and Contents
The folder includes worksheets, printouts of an article about the house; copies of correspondence, 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
Kouns Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (5 35 mm. slides)
AAG.GCA_ref10911
Large EAD
AAG.GCA
AAG
Record ID
ebl-1643208220039-1643210186957-1
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