“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Beatrix Farrand

1872 - 1959

Beatrix Farrand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 3, 2016
1. Beatrix Farrand Marker
Inscription. The landscape gardener lived here from 1872 to 1913. Her 192 commissions include the East Garden (1913) of The White House, and the grounds of Dumbarton Oaks (1922-41), also in Washington, D.C. The niece of the celebrated writer, Edith Wharton, she was the landscape consultant to the Pierpont Morgan Library (1913-43) and designed the Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden (1915-16).
Erected by Historic Landmarks Preservation Center.
Marker series. This marker is included in the New York City Historic Landmarks Preservation Center Cultural Medallions marker series.
Location. 40° 44.024′ N, 73° 59.643′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 11th Street east of Fifth Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21 East 11th Street, New York NY 10003, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frank O'Hara (within shouting distance of this marker); Dawn Powell (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eleanor Roosevelt
Beatrix Farrand Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 3, 2016
2. Beatrix Farrand Marker - Wide View
The marker is located just to the left of the entrance, and would be visible here if the marker color was not roughly the same as the brick behind it.

In addition to Beatrix Farrand, the actress Holly Hunter has also lived here.
(about 400 feet away); Church of the Ascension (about 400 feet away); Martha Graham (1894-1991) (about 500 feet away); Ninth Regiment New York State (about 600 feet away); The Cast Iron Building (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . .
1. Beatrix Farrand (Beatrix Farrand Society). (Submitted on October 12, 2016.)
2. Beatrix Farrand (The Cultural Landscape Foundation). The only founding woman member of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 1899, Farrand was born in New York City and studied horticulture and garden design under the tutelage of Charles Sprague Sargent, director of the Arnold Arboretum. Through her New York social connections, she received major estate commissions and quickly developed a reputation for her elegant, restrained style and rich architectural detail. Her thoroughness of approach and attention to detail was appreciated by such exacting clients as Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, whose garden at Seal Harbor, Maine, Farrand designed, and Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss, with whom she collaborated for 26 years on Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C. Dumbarton Oaks
White House, East Colonial Garden image. Click for full size.
By Abby Gunn Baker, circa 1917
3. White House, East Colonial Garden
Photograph courtesy of the Library of Congress: Photo shows the view from the South portico to the Southeast Garden, designed by Beatrix J. Farrand and installed 1914 for Ellen A. Wilson, on the site of Edith C. Roosevelt's East Colonial Garden. (Source: Sam Watters, 2013)
remains her finest surviving work. Farrand is also recognized for her campus work, including Princeton and Yale.
(Submitted on October 12, 2016.) 
Categories. ArchitectureHorticulture & ForestryParks & Recreational AreasWomen
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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