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Akron -- Cobblecote

Object Details

sova.aag.gca_ref15375
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6baaffb4b-d428-4ab3-a2bb-81b7090712e4
General
This half-acre garden takes its name from the 1834 cobblestone Greek Revival house on the property. Much of the landscaping was undertaken by former owners Fred and Margaret Albrecht Barton, who rescued and rehabilitated the property in the 1920s, when it was approximately two acres in size. Since that time the property has been reduced in size through subdivision. A low stone wall installed by the Bartons, for example, now encloses four houses. The current owner has developed a cottage garden with informal plantings. There are numerous stone paths and a brick path from the front door to the curb. There are two small patio areas built of millstones excavated on the property, as well as a large stone patio underneath a pergola. Major trees on the property include pin oak, American beech, and Norway spruce, while shrubs include oakleaf hydrangea, Hydrangea 'Annabelle', highbush cranberry, and Kalmia. Additional plants featured are Helleborus orientalis, peonies, Iberis, and other perennials, annuals, and bulbs.
Persons and firms associated with the property and garden include: Fanny Ayres (former owner, ca. 1834); Margaret Albrecht Barton (former owner and gardener, ca. 1924-ca. 1961); Fred Barton (former owner, ca. 1924-1961); Albert Good (architect, 1924-1925); and Good and Wagner (architects, 1924-1925).
Former owner
Ayres, Fanny
Barton, Fred
Gardener
Barton, Margaret Albrecht
Former owner
Barton, Margaret Albrecht
Architect
Good, Albert
Good and Wagner
Provenance
Akron Garden Club
Collection Creator
Garden Club of America
Place
Cobblecote (Akron, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Summit County -- Akron
Topic
Gardens -- Ohio -- Akron
Former owner
Ayres, Fanny
Barton, Fred
Gardener
Barton, Margaret Albrecht
Former owner
Barton, Margaret Albrecht
Architect
Good, Albert
Good and Wagner
Provenance
Akron Garden Club
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
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 Akron Garden Club facilitated the submission of this garden's documentation.
Archival Repository
Archives of American Gardens
Identifier
AAG.GCA, File OH207
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 a worksheet and garden plan.
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
Cobblecote related holdings consist of 1 folder (5 35 mm. slides)
AAG.GCA_ref15375
Large EAD
AAG.GCA
AAG
Record ID
ebl-1643208220039-1643210184641-0
Akron -- Cobblecote
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