During the past year of creating new content for What’s Out There, the staff at TCLF has encountered a number of projects which do not comfortably fit into the existing Style categories.
Herman Haerlin's company, Haerlin & Haerlin, was involved in the design of Snyder Park, the Ohio State University campus and Spring Grove Cemetery. Do you have any information about Haerlin or his other projects?
Baldwin Hills Village, a National Historic Landmark community now called Village Green in Los Angeles, was built in 1941. The Board of Directors at Village Green has undertaken a Cultural Landscape Report and is seeking any leads or information regarding the life and career of Fred Barlow, Jr. (1902-1953).
I am seeking information on gardens designed by John Nolen.
A garden he reportedly designed in Cambridge, Massachusetts is in jeopardy of being demolished and the author seeks to know if this may be one of the few extent examples of his work.
Florida landscape architects were joined with the Southeast Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects until 1959, the year the Florida Chapter was formed. Among the founding members of the Florida Chapter, ASLA, were Bill Phillips, Fred Stresau, Jon Seymour, Bob Neal, Jim Voss, Herrick Smith, Porter Reynolds, Ray Collins, Pete Allen, and Bill O’Leary.
The Florida Chapter has launched Project 50 to commemorate its Golden Anniversary and to recognize ASLA member landscape architects and the places they created in Florida.
Charles Nassau Lowrie was active in the "City Beautiful" movement and was one of the 11 founding members of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 1899. He was an 1891 graduate of Yale’s Sheffield Scientific School. He lived and worked in and around New York City and was a member of the Municipal Art Commission, and a past president of the American Society of Landscape Architects (1910-12). Professionally he was in charge of landscaping Red Hook Housing Project in Brooklyn, did designs for public parks, and made preliminary plans for a Roosevelt Memorial.
Harold A. Caparn (1864-1945) was born in England and educated there and at L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris. Beside designing much of the Bronx Zoo and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, from about 1900 through the 1930s he designed landscapes for many private estates and homes.
In 1925, a young landscape gardener named Frederick Boissevain left a growing business on Long Island to the care of his partner for two months and traveled to Austerlitz, New York to assist his aunt, the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, and uncle, Eugen Boissevain, with developing their new property, Steepletop.
In 1924, Ohio landscape architect John J. Watson (1876-1950) was hired by circus tycoon John Ringling (1866-1936) to design "Ringling Isles" on four western Florida keys: St. Armand's, Coon, Lido, and Otter. Harding Circle, at the center of St. Armand's Key, was to be the jewel in the crown of this enormous venture consisting of resorts, a casino, and a subdivision of fine residences. Watson's plan bifurcated the oval-shaped key with two main arteries, Boulevard of the Presidents and Ringling Boulevard, converging on a circular park called Harding Place.
Born in San Francisco, California, Bruce Porter (1865-1953) was educated in Europe. Mostly known as a painter and muralist and champion of Art Nouveau in California, Porter is also credited with the design for the gardens at Filoli, working with architect Willis Polk and Arthur Brown, Jr.