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Garden Plan for F. Spencer Goodwin, 170 Scarborough Street, Hartford
1932
Architect:Designed by Smith & Bassette , American, 1910 - 1940
Architectural drawings; black and red ink and pencil on paper
Primary Dimensions (height x width): 32 1/2 x 35 3/4in. (82.6 x 90.8cm) and smaller
Credit Line: Gift of Roy D. Bassette, Jr. and John H. Bassette
Description: Plans for a garden include east, south, and west elevations from interior garden viewpoint, as well as a plan of the garden and specifications for a garden bench. 1976.18.237.1: The garden is oblong in shape, curving outward on south end and straight on the south end (similar to a cut-off oval). Walls are made of brick with limestone and stone coping, intermittantly spaced with stone balusters. Planting beds rim the garden's interior wall, and flagstones provide trim on theinterior side of the planting beds. The west wall contains a balustered wood swing gate at center, and near the south wall a hexagonal belvedere is positioned. The belvedere has a lead clad copper roof which curves inward and up to create an upside-down curved v shape. It's exterior walls are brick but the interior is faced with wrought iron fencing and the doorway posts are solid hewn oak. The garden's interior south wall has a fountain with a lion's head spout and there is a circular pool twelve feet away into which overflow from the fountain will flow. 1976.18.237.2: Large scale detail of a cypress garden bench.
Inscription: 1976.18.237.1: Accession number written in pencil on verso, lower right. 1976.18.237.2: Accession number written in pencil on recto, lower right. All drawings have pencil and ink dimensions and architectural notes.
Object Number: 1976.18.237.1-.2
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