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Bar Harbor -- Blair Eyrie

Object Details

sova.aag.gca_ref8154
GUID
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6739f3817-2fb3-43d7-a2c3-188df5d40aa5
General
This Bar Harbor garden site was for many years the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Clinton Blair. The original house was designed by Sidney V. Stratton, while architects for the garden site were Andrews, Jaques & Rantoul. The gardens were designed by F. W. Owens and James L. Greenleaf. The gardens featured a formal design with a Japanese-style fountain as a focal point, although they were surrounded by native evergreen forest. A teahouse provided another Asian touch to the overall Italianate design. The house was razed about 1935, and after several changes in ownership in 1975 the property became the site of the Summit House Health Care Center.
Persons and firms associated with the property include: Major George Wheeler (former owner 1894-1895); Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Clinton Blair (former owners, c. 1901-1935); Sidney V. Stratton (architect); Andrews, Jaques & Rantoul (architects, before 1905); James L. Greenleaf (landscape architect, before 1933); and F. W. Owens (landscape architect, before 1935).
Former owner
Wheeler, George Major
Blair, DeWitt Clinton
Blair, DeWitt Clinton, Mrs.
Architect
Stratton, Sidney V.
Landscape architect
Greenleaf, James L., 1857-1933
Owens, F. W.
Architect
Andrews, Jaques & Rantoul
Collection Creator
Garden Club of America
Place
Blair Eyrie (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Topic
Gardens -- Maine -- Bar Harbor
Former owner
Wheeler, George Major
Blair, DeWitt Clinton
Blair, DeWitt Clinton, Mrs.
Architect
Stratton, Sidney V.
Landscape architect
Greenleaf, James L., 1857-1933
Owens, F. W.
Architect
Andrews, Jaques & Rantoul
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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 ME051
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
Garden has been featured in Charles Edward Hooper, The Country House (New York: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1905), pp. 274-275. Garden has been featured in John Cordis Baker, ed., American Country Homes and Their Gardens (Philadelphia: House & Garden/The John C. Winston Company, 1906), pp. 13-18.
Scope and Contents
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of book excerpts about the garden, one of which features a plan of the estate.
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
Blair Eyrie related holdings consist of 1 folder (1 photoprint, 6 35 mm. slides)
AAG.GCA_ref8154
Large EAD
AAG.GCA
AAG
Record ID
ebl-1643208220039-1643210179950-0
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