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Ambridge -- Old Economy Village

Object Details

The Harmony Society was founded in the early 18th century by George Rapp. He and his followers founded a community called "Economy" about eighteen miles from Pittsburgh. A large garden was laid out behind the leader's house. The geometric forms of the house are carried out in the garden beds. The property became the custody of the Harmony Society Historical Association and has been administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission since 1919. The site "Old Economy Village" consists of 18 of the original town built between 1824 and 1831.The Garden Club of Allegheny County had charge of the garden.
Persons associated with the garden include:
Harmony Society
Collection Creator
Garden Club of America
Pennsylvania -- Ambridge
Old Economy Village (Ambridge, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Beaver County -- Ambridge
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Ambridge
Harmony Society
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
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Archival Repository
Archives of American Gardens
AAG.GCA, File PA005
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 worksheet and articles.
Collection Restrictions
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Related Materials
Old Economy Village related holdings consist of 1 folder (2 glass lantern slides)
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