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  • Title: Blithewood
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    • Blithewood Swimming Pool

    • Swimming pools--New York (State)
    • In the spring 2005 issue of About Town magazine, Dorothy Crane writes about the 'pool by the falls': "The pool was an integral part of summer life at Bard for 20 years after the college acquired it. A green canopy of overhanging trees shaded the...
    • Blithewood North Lawn

    • College buildings--New York (State); Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College;
    • This photograph of the north lawn of Blithewood was probably taken soon after Bard College acquired the estate in November of 1951. At that time, and on the death of his mother, Christian Zabriskie donated (in exchange for $1) the property to...
    • Blithewood exterior

    • College buildings--New York (State); Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College;
    • This view of Blithewood from the southeast depicts the expanse of the building. After acquiring the property from Christian Zabriskie in 1951, Bard renamed the house 'Zabriskie Hall,' and used it primarily as a conference center until it was...
    • Aerial View of Blithewood

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College; College buildings--New York (State); Gardens;
    • An aerial view of the east bank of the Hudson River. In the center of the image are the mansion and the garden of Blithewood estate, surrounded by forests and fields.
    • Entering the Blithewood Garden

    • Gardens;
    • Commissioned by Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Zabriskie in 1903, the firm of Hoppin and Koen created plans for the formal garden at Blithewood. In this picture, spring flowers are visible, and the Robert Bassler ('57) sculpture "Seclusion" graces the center...
    • Blithewood Garden

    • Gardens;
    • Taken soon after the transfer of the Blithewood Estate to Bard College in 1951, this photograph depicts the garden with the formal shrubbery intended in the original 1903 Hoppin & Koen plan commissioned by Mrs. Andrew C. Zabriskie.
    • Entrance to Blithewood

    • College buildings--New York (State); Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College; Architecture, Georgian--New York (State);
    • Designed by Hoppin & Koen, Blithewood was built for Mr. and Mrs. Andrew C. Zabriskie, and completed ca. 1901. Their son, Christian Andrew Zabriskie, transferred the Blithewood Estate to Bard College in 1951 for one dollar.
    • Blithewood fountain

    • Fountains
    • Gretchen White, '68 stands in the Blithewood fountain beside the sculpture "Seclusion," by Robert Bassler, '57.

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