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Bar Harbor -- Baymeath

Object Details

sova.aag.gca_ref8142
GUID
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb602d9e170-bcef-4b4f-bf88-e57eabc6893e
General
"Baymeath" was a southern colonial house four miles from Bar Harbor Village. It was situated on a hillside from which a series of terraces led down to the bay. One of these, formerly a tennis court, was a formal garden enclosed by vine-covered stone walls on two sides and high fences with actinidia on the other two. Beyond the house, another lattice-enclosed garden stood with a rose bed. Climbing roses covered all the fences. Another rose arbor led into the woods where lupine, day lilies, and wild roses grew. From all these gardens, a wide view of Frenchman's Bay added contrast to the color of the northern flowers. The house was razed in 1979.
Person(s) associated with the garden property include(s): Louise DeKoven Bowen (former owner, 1895-1953); Andrews, Jaques and Rantoul (architects); Herbert Jacques (architect and landscape architect); and Arthur Chilman (gardener).
Former owner
Bowen, Joseph T.
Bowen, Louise DeKoven
Architect
Jacques, Herbert
Landscape architect
Jacques, Herbert
Gardener
Chilman, Arthur
Former owner
Bowen, Joseph T. Mrs.
Architect
Andrews, Jaques & Rantoul
Provenance
Garden Club of Mount Desert
Collection Creator
Garden Club of America
Place
Baymeath (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Topic
Gardens -- Maine -- Bar Harbor
Former owner
Bowen, Joseph T.
Bowen, Louise DeKoven
Architect
Jacques, Herbert
Landscape architect
Jacques, Herbert
Gardener
Chilman, Arthur
Former owner
Bowen, Joseph T. Mrs.
Architect
Andrews, Jaques & Rantoul
Provenance
Garden Club of Mount Desert
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine
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 ME001
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 work sheet and copy of article.
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
Baymeath related holdings consist of 1 folder (15 glass lantern slides)
AAG.GCA_ref8142
Large EAD
AAG.GCA
AAG
Record ID
ebl-1643208220039-1643210179941-1
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