Description: Cover of 'The Landscape Gardening Book' by Grace Tabor. Grace Tabor was one of the first female landscape architects in the early 20th century. Born in Cuba, New York, in 1873, she attended art schools in New York before becoming a professional landscape architect and author of landscape design and architecture texts. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL04840 Subjects: Gardening; Gardens; Landscape architects; Landscape design; Artists
Description: Photograph of landscape architect Albert D. Taylor (standing) with a client couple and their Great Dane, ca. 1930-1949. The photograph was taken in Florida, where Taylor maintained an office. Taylor, a native of Massachusetts, opened his own landscape architecture firm in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1913, and continued in the practice until his death. From 1916 to 1924 he held a position as a non-resident Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Ohio State University in Columbus. When he passed away on January 8th, 1951, Taylor was highly regarded in his profession and was almost single-handedly responsible for establishing landscape architecture as a respected profession in the Great Lakes Region. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL05443 Subjects: Ohio State University; Landscape architects; Landscape design; Dogs Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio); Florida
Description: Frontispiece portrait of A.J. Downing from "A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening; Adapted to North America; with a View to the Improvement of Country Residences, with Remarks on Rural Architecture" by A.J. Downing. Andrew Jackson Downing (1815 - 1852) was one of the most important pre-Civil War designers and writers in America. He began his career as a landscaper and founded the magazine "The Horticulturist," which he used to promote scientific agriculture. As an architect, he designed buildings that mixed romantic architecture with the pastoral, picturesque architecture of the English countryside. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL04842 Subjects: Landscape architects; Ohio Economy--Agriculture; Authors, American--Ohio Places: New York
Description: This black-and-white photograph is a portrait of John D. Rockefeller, Sr., from the original manuscript of "Forest Hill Park: A Report on the Proposed Landscape Development," 1938. This photograph, likely taken in the early 1930s, shows an older Rockefeller seated in a formal suit and tie.
Forest Hill Park, designed by Cleveland landscape architect Albert Davis Taylor, was formerly the estate of industrialist J. D. Rockefeller. John Davison Rockefeller, born in Richford, New York, was an oil industry businessman who came to be known as one of the richest men in history, having owned, at one time, ninety percent of the United States oil refining industry. In his youth, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where he became a bookkeeper at 16. In 1862 he went into business with entrepreneur Henry Flagler and Samuel Andrews, a firm which later changed its name to the Standard Oil Company. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. joined his father in 1897 but focused his efforts on philanthropy rather than the family business. He bought the land of Forest Hill from his father in 1923, selling and donating portions of the estate for various public uses. In 1938 he gave over 200 acres to East Cleveland and Cleveland Heights, land which became the Forest Hill Park. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL05087 Subjects: Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1839-1937; Parks--Ohio--Cuyahoga County; Parks; Landscape architects; Environment Places: Cleveland Heights (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)
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