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  • Description: garden
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    • "Seclusion"

    • Sculpture, American--20th century;
    • This photograph of a sculpture entitled "Seclusion" was taken by the artist, Robert Bassler, class of 1957, shortly after her installation in the fountain at Blithewood garden. The sculpture was created as part of his senior project, and at the...
    • 11 Central Avenue, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Gardens;
    • This trim Cape Cod has a lovely front garden. It was built by John Zehner, a Nyack resident who was president of the Historical Society of Rockland County for many years.
    • 118 North Franklin, Nyack, NY

    • Houses;
    • This stone and stucco house is on the west side of North Franklin Street. Behind the arched stone entryway is a large stone chimney.The front garden is steeply sloped, and cement steps lead down to the sidewalk and roadway.
    • 242 South Boulevard, South Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Trees; Poetry;
    • Poet Florence Ripley Mastin sent this image of her house as a greeting card in 1965. Inside was a poem entitled "Mountain Garden," which began with "Upon the hill the hemlocks walk, Engaged in dark, incessant talk..."
    • 27 Fourth Avenue, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Porches;
    • This small family house was built where Fourth Avenue is the steepest and so has a high front porch. A compact residence - it has had several additions and improvements, like the retaining wall at the front of the garden.
    • 36 Clove Avenue, Haverstraw

    • Photographs; Houses; Roofs; Dwellings; Gables; Porches; Balustrades; Pickets;
    • This front-gabled home is sided in shakes. There is a covered entry-porch, the sides of which are covered in shakes as well. The porch has narrow turned-wood posts and small brackets at the top. The wood stairway has balustrade railings and leads...
    • A man and a horse

    • Stereographs; Horses; Trees;
    • This is a garden of some sort, where a man holds the reins of a horse. To the right are several trees in large tubs and in the background, a structure that is obscured but may be a growing frame. An unusual image!
    • 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.
    • Bard Pool

    • Swimming pools--New York (State)
    • This postcard depicts another angle of the Blithewood pool. Acquired by Bard with the Blithewood estate in 1951, the college maintained the pool until the early 1970s. In the spring 2005 issue of About Town magazine, Dorothy Crane writes about the...

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