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Landscape design plans, 308 Sweetbriar Drive, Richmond, Virginia

Label
Landscape design plans, 308 Sweetbriar Drive, Richmond, Virginia, 1964-2004
Title
Landscape design plans, 308 Sweetbriar Drive, Richmond, Virginia
Inclusive dates
1964-2004
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This accession consists of landscape architecture drawings for a residence at 308 Sweetbriar Drive, Richmond (formerly Goochland County), Virginia. The work was originally undertaken for the home's owners, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Lowry, by Charles F. Gillette. Following Gillette's death in March 1969, a number of his incomplete projects were passed on to former employees. Landscape architect Kenneth R. Higgins took over the Sweetbriar Drive commission
  • Recently, the firm of Four Winds Landscape Design utilized Gillette and Higgins' earlier work to renovate and rehabilitate the gardens for the home's current owners
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Charles Freeman Gillette was born 14 March 1886 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Gillette received no formal training in landscape design until he became an apprentice for a short time in the Boston office of landscape architect Warren Manning (1860-1938). Gillette arrived in Richmond as Manning's representative and remained there to pursue a career in landscape design that spanned over fifty years. He worked primarly in the central Virginia area, although a number of commissions would later be undertaken in North Carolina and St. Louis, Missouri. Gillette died 30 March 1969.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
Charles F. Gillette, Papers, 1918-1969 (LVA Accession 34472)
Label
Landscape design plans, 308 Sweetbriar Drive, Richmond, Virginia
Note
Detailed drawing list rolled with collection. See FMPro for location
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  • The Library of Virginia
Dimensions
98 x 99 cm. and smaller.
Extent
12
Immediate source of acquisition
Drew Harrigan/Four Winds Landscape Design
Other physical details
mostly Diazotypes, some inkjets and blueline prints
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001523577
Type of unit
sheets

Library Locations

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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