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Bar Harbor -- Aldersea

Object Details

sova.aag.gca_ref8148
GUID
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb651cc118f-6b1e-4f5b-8606-2e0dffab3b75
General
A nine acre property with woodlands and an ocean view has a modern, geometric style house built in the 1970s, replacing a 19th century summer house. The garden designed by landscape architect Patrick Chassé surrounds the house and terrace, with a manageably sized lawn, adding color but also complimenting the house's lines and angles. This semi-formal garden is enclosed in a wooden fence with a decorative gate. Features include an antique birdbath and large jar made by Maine potter Eric Ellis Soderholtz and a small round pool cut into the terrace with sculptures of bronze herons. Across the driveway there is a large cutting garden enclosed by deer fencing. Adironadack chairs are scattered on the lawn on the ocean side of the house, with a view of Cromwell Cove and the wildflower garden that separates the lawn from the beach.
Persons associated with the garden include: Henry M. Prentis (former owner, circa 1860); Edward Coles and Molly Coles (former owners, late 1860s and circa 1900-circa 1943); Jackson Laboratory (former owners, 1943-1963); John Pearce (architect, 1973); Patrick Chassé (landscape architect, 1990-1992); Eric Ellis Soderholtz (sculptor).
Former owner
Prentis, Henry M.
Coles, Edward
Coles, Mary R.
Architect
Pearce, John
Landscape architect
Chassé, Patrick
Sculptor
Soderholtz, Eric E.
Provenance
Garden Club of Mount Desert
Collection Creator
Garden Club of America
Place
Aldersea (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Bar Harbor
Topic
Gardens -- Maine -- Bar Harbor
Former owner
Prentis, Henry M.
Coles, Edward
Coles, Mary R.
Architect
Pearce, John
Landscape architect
Chassé, Patrick
Sculptor
Soderholtz, Eric E.
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.
Custodial History
The Garden Club of Mount Desert facilitated the submission of this garden's documentation.
Archival Repository
Archives of American Gardens
Identifier
AAG.GCA, File ME010
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.
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
Aldersea related holdings consist of 2 folder (2 lantern slides; 27 digital images)
AAG.GCA_ref8148
Large EAD
AAG.GCA
AAG
Record ID
ebl-1643208220039-1643210179937-1
Bar Harbor -- Aldersea
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