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Akron -- Natalie Cook's Garden

Object Details

A cathedral-like effect is presented by the naturally-designed perimeter at the property, comprised of conifers, arching mature oaks, beech and tulip trees surrounding the house and innter gardens. A herringbone brick terrace provides direct access to and from the 1920 era French-style house, as well as to the natural areas and to a formal parterre. The parterre leads to the kitchen and cutting gardens and planting house.
Person(s) associated with the property and garden include: Dietzhold (former owner, 1927); Chamberlain (former owner, ?); Warren Manning (laid out area, 1917); Dunn & Copper (architects, 1927); Jaytless (landscape designer, 1972); and John Vittum (landscape architect for front entry garden, 1994).
The Akron Garden Club
Collection Creator
Garden Club of America
Natalie Cook's Garden (Akron, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Summit County -- Akron
Formal gardens
Gardens -- Ohio -- Akron
Gardening in the shade
The Akron Garden Club
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
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
AAG.GCA, File OH218
Archival materials
Collection Citation
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Collection Rights
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Scope and Contents
The folder includes a work sheet and site plans.
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:
Related Materials
Natalie Cook's Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (35 35 mm. slides and 4 8x10 prints)
Articles about the garden can be found in The Akron Garden Club archives, housed in the Polsky Building at the University of Akron.
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Record ID
Akron -- Natalie Cook's Garden
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