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Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Divided By Design

 
 
Divided By Design Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 5, 2019
1. Divided By Design Marker
Inscription.  Similar to the interior of their house, the Wilsons' yard was separated into public and private areas. The front garden featured a formal and ornamental landscape style intended for visitors and passersby. Private, utilitarian needs were met behind the house away from the public eye. The property's gardens largely reflected 19th-century landscape theory. Like their residence, the Wilsons' landscape choices may have drawn from the ideals of Andrew Jackson Downing. An avid reader, Mrs. Wilson may have consulted his pattern book, A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, in laying out her property's gardens and work areas.

(flower image caption)
”La France” rose (Hybrid Tea, Guillot 1867)
Jessie Wilson was known to have planted a variety of roses in her family's garden. Among them may have been examples of this hybrid tea, introduced in 1867.
Image reproduced from Roses, by Eric Bois and Anne-Marie Trechslin, 1962: Thomas Nelson and Sons LTD, Edinburgh.
 
Location. 34° 0.503′ N, 81° 1.61′ 
Marker detail: House & Garden Plan image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: House & Garden Plan
Downing's plans typically involved an approach to the house, a lawn, a wooded walk and orchard, a vegetable garden and a barn area.

Image reproduced from Cottage Residences; or A Series of Designs for Rural Cottages and Cottage Villas, and their Gardens and Grounds Adapted to North America. New York: Wiley & Halsted, 1856. (4th edition.)
W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Hampton Street and Henderson Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located on the Woodrow Wilson Family Home grounds, beside the sidewalk, near the northeast corner of the lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1705 Hampton Street, Columbia SC 29201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pieces of the Past (a few steps from this marker); Victorian By Design (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodrow Wilson Family Home & Gardens (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilson Boyhood House (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Tommy Wilson's Neighborhood (within shouting distance of this marker); A Fortunate Survivor (within shouting distance of this marker); "Chesnut Cottage" (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Woodrow Wilson Family Home
 
Categories. Architecture
 
Divided By Design Marker  <i>wide view</i><br>(<i>Woodrow Wilson Family Home in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 5, 2019
3. Divided By Design Marker wide view
(Woodrow Wilson Family Home in background)
Woodrow Wilson Family Home<br>(<i>east side view from near Marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 5, 2019
4. Woodrow Wilson Family Home
(east side view from near Marker)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 105 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on June 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3, 4. submitted on June 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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