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East Marlborough in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

An Engineer's Garden

 
 
An Engineer's Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 12, 2015
1. An Engineer's Garden Marker
Inscription. Pierre S. du Pont graduated from MIT with a degree in chemistry and took courses in mechanical drawing, water analysis, and physics, among others. He was introduced to new technologies during visits to World's Fairs at the turn of the 20th century. Mr. du Pont was inspired to use these developments to enhance beautiful spaces at Longwood. He and his electrical engineer Russell Brewer methodically experimented with the latest pumps, nozzles, and lights, often working with the manufacturers to create something new. Mr. du Pont personally annotated 56 pages of calculations and test results to create Longwood's biggest and most spectacular hydraulic display, the Main Fountain Garden.
Aerial view of the Main Fountain Garden, 1931; Hagley Museum and Library.
Longwood founder, Pierre S. du Pont, 1947; Hagley Museum and Library.

Beyer Blinder Belle, Initial Report for Main Fountain Garden. "The Main Fountain Garden is often refered to as an Engineer's Garden, due to its technical complexity."
 
Erected by Longwood Gardens.
 
Location. 39° 52.345′ N, 75° 40.694′ W. Marker is in East Marlborough, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker can be reached from Longwood Road. Click for map. Marker
An Engineer's Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 12, 2015
2. An Engineer's Garden Marker
Main Conservatory in background.
is on the grounds of Longwood Gardens, in front of the main conservatory. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square PA 19348, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pierre S. du Pont, Fountain Visionary (here, next to this marker); The Peirce - du Pont House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peirce's Park (approx. mile away); Peirce's Woods (approx. 0.3 miles away); Italian Water Garden (approx. 0.4 miles away); Indian Hannah Birthplace (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Brandywine (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Brandywine (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in East Marlborough.
 
Also see . . .  Longwood Gardens. (Submitted on August 15, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Man-Made Features
 
The Main Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 12, 2015
3. The Main Fountain
Under reconstruction until summer 2017.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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