Beatrix Farrand Unidentified

Beatrix Jones Farrand opened her landscape design office in New York in 1895. In 1899 Farrand joined Frederick Law Olmsted, Charles Eliot, and others in founding the American Society of Landscape Architects. During her fifty-year career, Farrand designed approximately 200 gardens as well as collecting books, prints, and photographs documenting landscape architecture and related topics for a research library at her Reef Point estate in Maine that also included a test garden of native flora and an herbarium. Among her major projects were Dartington Hall in Devonshire, England, Dumbarton Oaks in Washington D.C., the Rockefeller Estate in Maine, and projects for Princeton and Yale Universities.

The Beatrix Farrand Unidentified Virtual Collection contains images of unidentified drawings within the Beatrix Jones Farrand Collection. The Environmental Design Archives has digitized and made these documents available with the help of an anonymous donation. These images are now available with the hope that members of the public will identify them. If you are able to identify any drawing, please click the link at the bottom of each exhibition page that reads, “Recognize this item? Help us identify it by submitting information” and enter any information that you can.

Whichever drawings are identified can then be added to an existing project folder, or be placed in a named folder and added to the Farrand project index as part of the EDA finding aid