Springside, Poughkeepsie, NY | The only Andrew Jackson Downing landscape still essentially intact, Springside was the 45-acre ornamental farm and summer estate of Matthew Vassar, the founder of Vassar College. http://tclf.org/landscapes/springside
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Cranbrook Theatre, Bloomfield Hills, MI | This neoclassical “Greek Theatre” was designed by Cranbrook founder George Booth and architect Marcus Burrowes. The semi-circular amphitheater was lined with an eight-foot arborvitae hedge and the entire area was thickly planted with conifers, per the recommendation of landscape architect O.C. Simonds. http://tclf.org/landscapes/cranbrook-theatre
Occidental College, Eagle Rock, CA | Occidental College in Eagle Rock, California combines Myron Hunt’s Beaux Arts buildings with Beatrix Farrand’s native planting design to create a campus deeply rooted in the Mediterranean Revival style.http://tclf.org/landscapes/occidental-college
Rose Hill Cemetery, Chicago, IL | 350-acre Rose-Hill cemetery was founded in 1859 and is considered the oldest and largest nonsectarian, private cemetery in Chicago. Landscape Gardener William Saunders was hired to design the cemetery which features a picturesque setting complete with four constructed water features, prominences built upon a natural gravel ridge, swaths of generous lawn, plantations of deciduous and evergreen trees, and exotic plantings.
Angier Boynton House 129 High St Medford, MA.: Andrew Jackson Downing, noted architect and landscaper, built this home in 1842 for the Boynton family. The family was one of Medfords numerous wealthy residents. The home is a well-preserved example of Gothic Revival architecture.
University of Chicago, IL | Founded in 1890, the historic center of this 211-acre campus was built on a 3-block parcel in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. Numerous architects and landscape architects have influenced the campus design since the school's founding, including Henry Ives Cobb, O.C. Simonds, John Charles Olmsted, Beatrix Farrand, Eero Saarinen and Daniel Urban Kiley. http://www.tclf.org/landscapes/university-chicago
Garfield Park | Part of Chicago's West Park System, Garfield Park was originally laid out in 1871 by William LeBaron Jenny whose plan included a lagoon, suspension bridge, small conservatory, bandstand, horse racing track and rustic site furnishings. The conservatory was replaced in 1906 by a new one designed by Jens Jensen to look like a haystack. Learn more at http://tclf.org/landscapes/garfield-park
Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center, Far Hills, NJ | The 100-acre Merchiston Farm was home to landscape architect Martha Brookes Hutcheson and her husband from 1911 to 1959. Inspired by European travel, Hutcheson used Beaux Arts principles to create a formal garden surrounding the shingle-style, Colonial Revival house. http://tclf.org/landscapes/bamboo-brook-outdoor-education-center
Koreshan State Historic Site, Estero, FL | In 1894 Dr. Cyrus R. Teed started a utopian, communistic settlement after the Koreshanity system, on 300 acres south of the Estero River in the Florida frontier. The Koreshans landscaped their grounds between 1894 and 1908. Their design included formal paths and lawns, and a sunken garden created in a natural ravine. The property was deeded to the State of Florida in 1961 as a public park. http://tclf.org/landscapes/koreshan-state-historic-site