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Bar Harbor -- Keewaydin

Object Details

sova.aag.gca_ref8151
GUID
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb613558e8f-3fd5-4162-a64d-31a199a6c41b
General
Keewaydin was a 23 acre property. Beatrix Farrand (1872 - 1953) designed the summer garden for financier Gardiner Sherman's shingle-style "cottage" in Bar Harbor, Maine. The garden featured a formal almond-shaped bed planted with roses and summer blooming flowers with a three-tiered fountain in the center. Other flower beds separated by lawn were augmented with decorative columns and other garden ornaments, stone benches and planted containers. The design included a rock garden and woods beyond the sloping lawns. A folly was modeled on the 18th century Temple of the Winds designed by Sir William Chambers. The house and garden were destroyed in 1947 in a fire that devastated Bar Harbor.
The Bar Harbor Keewaydin should not be confused with another property in Seal Harbor, Maine, also called Keewaydin, with a garden designed by Farrand. The Seal Harbor property was owned by Dr. Edward K. Dunham.
Persons associated with the garden include: Gardiner Sherman (former owner from 1898); Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959) (landscape architect); and Hugh Lamb (1849 - 1903) & Charles Alonzo Rich (1855 - 1943) (architects); Edward and Lucy (Conger) May (former owner, 1925-1947); Jasper Holbrook (gardener, until 1947).
Former owner
Sherman, Gardiner
Landscape architect
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959
Provenance
Buckler, James R.
Architect
Lamb & Rich
Provenance
Garden Club of Mount Desert
Collection Creator
Garden Club of America
Place
Keewaydin (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Topic
Gardens -- Maine -- Bar Harbor
Former owner
Sherman, Gardiner
Landscape architect
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959
Provenance
Buckler, James R.
Architect
Lamb & Rich
Provenance
Garden Club of Mount Desert
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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 ME045
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.
Bibliography
This property is featured in: Lost Bar Harbor by G.W. Helfrich and Gladys O'Neil, Down East Books, 1982; and in Bar Harbor (Postcard History) by Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., Arcadia Publishing.
Scope and Contents
The folders includes worksheets and photocopies of articles and correspondence.
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
Keewaydin related holdings consist of 1 folder (5 35 mm. slides; 1 glass lantern slide)
AAG.GCA_ref8151
Large EAD
AAG.GCA
AAG
Record ID
ebl-1643208220039-1643210179958-1
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