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Beverly -- Rockmarge

Object Details

sova.aag.gca_ref17554
GUID
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb653eacec9-be40-4699-b33c-d0dbef29aa1d
General
Rockmarge was the North Shore ocean-front estate of William Henry Moore (1848-1923) and Ada Small Moore (1858-1955). The flower beds were lavishly planted in geometric shapes edged by pruned hedges, connected by swaths of grass, some of which were walkways of considerable length. The estate also had a lily pond, lotus collection, willow walk, rock gardens, herbaceous borders, stone steps, walls and walkways, and wilder areas.
William H. Moore was known as a robber baron who, with his brother James Hobart Moore (1852 - 1916), bought, merged and sold companies, including the National Biscuit Company and the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway. He took up horses in retirement and became a four-in-hand driver of international renown. Ada Small Moore was a member of the North Shore Garden Club and a patron of the arts.
The carriage house of the estate was renovated into a single family home in the 1960s.
Persons associated with the garden are: William H. Moore and Ada Small Moore (former owners, dates unknown).
Former owner
Moore, William H.
Moore, Ada Small
Provenance
J. Horace McFarland Company
Collection Creator
Garden Club of America
Place
Rockmarge (Beverly, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Essex County -- Beverly
Topic
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Beverly -- Pride's Crossing
Former owner
Moore, William H.
Moore, Ada Small
Provenance
J. Horace McFarland Company
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts
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 MA020
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 and photocopies of an article 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
Rockmarge related holdings consist of 2 folders (4 glass lantern slides and 33 photographic prints)
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J. Horace McFarland Collection, 1900-1961
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Record ID
ebl-1643208220039-1643210180574-0
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