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August 27, 2013
Wolf was a gardener in California and taught horticulture at a Californian university in the 1940s.
January 3, 2013
Alison was a landscape architect in Tennessee - do you know her work?
December 10, 2012
After studying at the American Academy in Rome in the 1920s, Ralph Griswold developed the landscape plans for the American Cemetery on the Anzio beachead after World War II.
August 2, 2012
Rudolph Ulrich was the landscape architect in charge of grounds for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. Do you have any information on his work for the exposition?
May 10, 2012
Charles Follen was an architect and landscape gardener who practiced in Boston from the 1850s through the early 1870s, focusing on the design of private homes and estates.
May 9, 2011
George B. Moulder worked in Nashville, Tennesee on The Hermitage and Centennial Park landscapes. Do you know more about his work?
April 12, 2011
The reel or cylinder lawn mower originated in England in 1830. Production began in the USA in 1855. From that moment on home owners, no matter what the size of their estate, increasingly turned to the mechanical lawn mower to maintain their lawn.
January 13, 2011
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.
July 15, 2010
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?
April 2, 2010
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).