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Baltimore -- Rusty Rocks

Object Details

sova.aag.gca_ref14121
GUID
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6e9f4d042-9c17-4879-bbfe-004edefe44f7
General
The two-acre property is situated in an abandoned rock quarry in Baltimore, Maryland. The home and terraces were created using rocks from the quarry; the unusual properties of the stone gave Rusty Rocks its name. The house was built in 1907 within Roland Park, an early planned suburb laid out by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and Edward H. Bouton, president of the Roland Park Company. Bouton and his wife, Luella, were the original owners of Rusty Rocks. Luella Bouton transformed the landscape there into a wildflower sanctuary. A series of terraces, shaded by giant oaks, sycamores, and dogwood, evoked the feel of extensive woodlands.
The garden included wisteria, wildflowers, mertensia, and violets. The space acted as a setting for community gatherings and wildflower preservation advocacy work by Luella Bouton.
Persons associated with the garden include Edward H. & Luella Bouton (former owners, 1907-1930s?), A. J. Tormey (former owner, 1940s?), Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Cloud (former owners, 1950s?), Joseph D. Minutilli (former owner, 1960s-1990s?).
Former owner
Bouton, Edward H.
Bouton, Luella
Garden designer
Bouton, Luella
Former owner
Tormey, A.J.
Cloud, W.W.
Cloud, W.W. Mrs
Minutilli, Joseph D.
Provenance
Marty, Kenneth B.
Marty, Beatrice H.
Collection Creator
Garden Club of America
Place
Rusty Rocks (Baltimore, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Baltimore
Topic
Gardens -- Maryland -- Baltimore
Former owner
Bouton, Edward H.
Bouton, Luella
Garden designer
Bouton, Luella
Former owner
Tormey, A.J.
Cloud, W.W.
Cloud, W.W. Mrs
Minutilli, Joseph D.
Provenance
Marty, Kenneth B.
Marty, Beatrice H.
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland
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
Images were a gift of Kenneth and Beatrice Marty.
Archival Repository
Archives of American Gardens
Identifier
AAG.GCA, File MD009
Type
Archival materials
Autochromes (photographs)
Lantern slides
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.
Genre/Form
Autochromes (photographs)
Lantern slides
Scope and Contents
Rusty Rocks related holdings consist of 2 folders and 173 lantern slides including 153 autochomes. Folder 1 includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, and other information. Images 174-203 are autochromes.
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.
AAG.GCA_ref14121
Large EAD
AAG.GCA
AAG
Record ID
ebl-1643208220039-1643210180172-2
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