Country Place Era

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The Country Place Era was a period, from about 1890 to 1930,[1] of American landscape architecture design during which wealthy Americans commissioned extensive gardens at their country estates, emulating European gardens that the Americans had seen in their European travels.[2] An example is Castle Hill in Ipswich, Massachusetts.[3]

Landscape architects that were involved included Charles Gillette, Frederick Law Olmsted, Charles Adam Platt, and Beatrix Farrand.[2] Marian Cruger Coffin, an early female architect, was another participant[4] as well as Ellen Shipman and Beatrix Farrand.[5]

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  1. ^ Mozingo, Louise A.; Jewell, Linda (2011). Women in Landscape Architecture: Essays on History and Practice. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. p. 39. ISBN 978-0-7864-6164-6.
  2. ^ a b "The Country Place Era in American Garden Design".
  3. ^ "North Shore News in Brief". Salem News. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  4. ^ Iris Gestram (1997). "The Historic Landscape at Gilbraltar – A Proposal for Its Preservation". (Masters thesis, University of Delaware)
  5. ^ Tankard, Judith B. (2018). Ellen Shipman and the American Garden. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press. p. 29. ISBN 978-0-8203-5208-4.