Garden History: Every garden deserves a lovely garden gate – Wellington Stanley Morse House 1917

Every garden deserves a lovely garden gate and this one from 1917 California garden certainly fits the bill. Garden gates, in all their forms, give us a sense of enclosure while also inviting us inside for the beauty that might be found there. I find that in all my Internet travels garden gates and fences always attract my attention. I think it might be their regimented shapes enclosing the relatively wilder garden inside and the contrast sit provides that catches my eye.

[Wellington Stanley Morse house, 450 South San Rafael Avenue, San Rafael Heights, Pasadena, California.  (LOC)

Johnston, Frances Benjamin,, 1864-1952,, photographer.

[Wellington Stanley Morse house, 450 South San Rafael Avenue, San Rafael Heights, Pasadena, California. Garden gate]

[1917 spring]

1 photograph : glass lantern slide, hand-colored ; 3.25 x 4 in.

Notes:
Site History. House Architecture: Reginald Davis Johnson, built 1919. Landscape: Paul George Thiene, 1919. Associated Name: Cora Dorr (Mrs. Wellington S.) Morse. Today: House extant , garden redesigned.
Title, date, and subject information provided by Sam Watters, 2011.
Forms part of: Garden and historic house lecture series in the Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection (Library of Congress).
Published in Gardens for a Beautiful America / Sam Watters. New York: Acanthus Press, 2012. Plate 120.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.16932

Call Number: LC-J717-X110- 40

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