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==History==
 
==History==
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Ubiquitous in the American landscape, [[fence|fences]], [[wall|walls]], and [[hedge|hedges]] required openings or passages. As [[Noah Webster]] (1828) stated, a gate could refer to either the opening or the elements fitted into it. A distinction was sometimes made identifying a gateway as the opening and a gate as the elements that closed the opening. The terms, however, were often interchangeable. The gate and gateway served both practical and symbolic functions in landscape design and were related to other features, such as special stairs, stiles, posts, or turnstiles that regulated access to pedestrian or horse traffic. The positioning of these features was an essential part of a landscape design’s circulation pattern, as well as its visual organization. As a barrier, the gate or gateway provided protection and privacy, and as a passageway it provided access and control of foot and vehicular traffic. But such access points also signified the social importance of entrances and passageways, whether to an estate (as at [[Montgomery Place]] in Dutchess County, New York) or a holy ground (as at the “holy [[mount]]” in New Lebanon, New York). In the landscape design of residences, the gate or gateway often presented visitors with their first impression of an estate and conveyed the passage between public and private realms. When, in 1720, William Byrd II greeted honored guests at Westover, Virginia, on the James River, he “received them at the outer gate.” In images of residences, the gate was often placed in the foreground of the picture and was often shown open, possibly as a symbol of hospitality. In both public and private landscapes, the gate was often sited on the central axis of a building, marking the main approach, framing the building’s front façade and doorway, and directing [[view|views]] from the house into the distant landscape. A gate both enabled and marked the transition from one area to another, such as between [[yard|yards]] devoted to different activities, between a work space and a more ornamental garden or front [[lawn]], or between different sections of a garden.
 
[[File:0038.jpg|thumb|left|Fig. 1, Arthur J. Stansbury, ''City Hall Park From the Northwest Corner of Broadway and Chambers Street'', c. 1825.]]
 
[[File:0038.jpg|thumb|left|Fig. 1, Arthur J. Stansbury, ''City Hall Park From the Northwest Corner of Broadway and Chambers Street'', c. 1825.]]
 
[[File:1682.jpg|thumb|Fig. 2, Anonymous, ''New England Country Seat'', c. 1800–20.]]
 
[[File:1682.jpg|thumb|Fig. 2, Anonymous, ''New England Country Seat'', c. 1800–20.]]
Ubiquitous in the American landscape, [[fence]]s, [[wall]]s, and [[hedge]]s required openings or passages. As [[Noah Webster]] (1828) stated, a gate could refer to either the opening or the elements fitted into it. A distinction was sometimes made identifying a gateway as the opening and a gate as the elements that closed the opening. The terms, however, were often interchangeable. The gate and gateway served both practical and symbolic functions in landscape design and were related to other features, such as special stairs, stiles, posts, or turnstiles that regulated access to pedestrian or horse traffic. The positioning of these features was an essential part of a landscape design’s circulation pattern, as well as its visual organization. As a barrier, the gate or gateway provided protection and privacy, and as a passageway it provided access and control of foot and vehicular traffic. But such access points also signified the social importance of entrances and passageways, whether to an estate (as at [[Montgomery Place]] in Dutchess County, New York) or a holy ground (as at the “holy [[mount]]” in New Lebanon, New York). In the landscape design of residences, the gate or gateway often presented visitors with their first impression of an estate and conveyed the passage between public and private realms. When, in 1720, [[William Byrd II]] greeted honored guests at Westover, Virginia, on the James River, he “received them at the outer gate.” In images of residences, the gate was often placed in the foreground of the picture and was often shown open, possibly as a symbol of hospitality. In both public and private landscapes, the gate was often sited on the central axis of a building, marking the main approach, framing the building’s front façade and doorway, and directing [[view]]s from the house into the distant landscape. A gate both enabled and marked the transition from one area to another, such as between [[yard]]s devoted to different activities, between a work space and a more ornamental garden or front [[lawn]], or between different sections of a garden.
 
  
 
[[File:0933.jpg|thumb|left|Fig. 3, R. W. Dickson, “Gates & Stiles,” in ''Practical Agriculture'' (1805), vol. 1, pl. 34, opp. 143.]]
 
[[File:0933.jpg|thumb|left|Fig. 3, R. W. Dickson, “Gates & Stiles,” in ''Practical Agriculture'' (1805), vol. 1, pl. 34, opp. 143.]]
[[File:0077.jpg|thumb|Fig. 4, [[Thomas Jefferson]], Drawing for a [[gate]] in [[Chinese style|Chinese]] lattice at [[Monticello]], c. 1771.]]
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[[File:0077.jpg|thumb|Fig. 4, [[Thomas Jefferson]], Drawing for a [[gate]] in [[Chinese_manner|Chinese]] lattice at [[Monticello]], c. 1771.]]
In spaces such as [[park]]s, [[public garden]]s, and [[common]]s, gates marked public entrances. Samuel McIntire’s design (1802) for the west gate of Washington Square in Salem, Massachusetts, included a wooden [[arch|archway]] with a carved gilded eagle resting atop a medallion of [[George Washington|Gen. George Washington]]. In 1790, at [[Gray%27s_Garden|Gray’s Garden]] in Philadelphia the public similarly entered though “an elegant arched gate . . . guarded by the figure of a satyr.” A watercolor painting of City Hall Park in New York around 1825 depicts two gates in the iron [[fence]] that are noteworthy not only for their elaborate gateposts but also because they are mounted on wheels to facilitate movement [Fig. 1].  
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In spaces such as [[park|parks]], [[public garden|public gardens]], and [[common|commons]], gates marked public entrances. Samuel McIntire’s design (1802) for the west gate of Washington Square in Salem, Massachusetts, included a wooden [[arch|archway]] with a carved gilded eagle resting atop a medallion of Gen. George Washington. In 1790, at [[Gray’s Garden]] in Philadelphia the public similarly entered though “an elegant arched gate. . . guarded by the figure of a satyr.” A watercolor painting of City Hall Park in New York around 1825 depicts two gates in the iron [[fence]] that are noteworthy not only for their elaborate gateposts but also because they are mounted on wheels to facilitate movement [Fig. 1].  
  
 
[[File:0003.jpg|thumb|Fig. 5, William Dering, attr., ''Portrait of George Booth'', 1748–50.]]
 
[[File:0003.jpg|thumb|Fig. 5, William Dering, attr., ''Portrait of George Booth'', 1748–50.]]
  
Depending on its context, gate or gateway design ranged from simple utility to elaborate ornamentation [Fig. 2]. [[J. C. Loudon]]’s 1826 discussion of the gate exemplified the range of possible styles and materials. Whatever the style, the construction of a gate necessitated a balance between strength and lightness so that it might serve this purpose with a minimum of support. According to Loudon, a gate placed between pastures or animal [[yard]]s needed only to be a simple wooden frame and boards strong enough to restrain the animals. In contrast, [[Benjamin Henry Latrobe]]’s 1798 plan for the State Penitentiary in Richmond, Virginia, included specifications for a gate of the “utmost highth.”  
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Depending on its context, gate or gateway design ranged from simple utility to elaborate ornamentation [Fig. 2]. [[J. C. (John Claudius) Loudon|J. C. Loudon's]] 1826 discussion of the gate exemplified the range of possible styles and materials. Whatever the style, the construction of a gate necessitated a balance between strength and lightness so that it might serve this purpose with a minimum of support. According to Loudon, a gate placed between pastures or animal [[yard]]s needed only to be a simple wooden frame and boards strong enough to restrain the animals. In contrast, [[Benjamin Henry Latrobe|Benjamin Henry Latrobe's]] 1798 plan for the State Penitentiary in Richmond, Virginia, included specifications for a gate of the “utmost highth.”  
  
 
[[File:1130.jpg|thumb|left|Fig. 6, Marie L. Pilsbury, Louisiana [[Plantation]] Scene, 1820.]]
 
[[File:1130.jpg|thumb|left|Fig. 6, Marie L. Pilsbury, Louisiana [[Plantation]] Scene, 1820.]]
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[[File:0904.jpg|thumb|Fig. 7, William Struthers, ''Entrance Gate, Lodge & Plan'', 1842.]]
 
[[File:0904.jpg|thumb|Fig. 7, William Struthers, ''Entrance Gate, Lodge & Plan'', 1842.]]
  
The decorative treatment of gates varied, as [[J. C. Loudon|Loudon]] noted, “according to the character of the scene,” and there were numerous published designs for a variety of styles [Fig. 3]. [[Thomas Jefferson]] drew a gate [Fig. 4] inspired by the [[Chinese style|Chinese]] lattice popularized in books such as William Chambers’s ''Dissertation on Oriental Gardening'' (1772).<ref>William Howard Adams, ed., ''The Eye of Thomas Jefferson'' (Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1976), 334, [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/IWQT8BPV view on Zotero].</ref> Mount Auburn and Lowell Cemeteries in Massachusetts, and New Haven Burying Ground in Connecticut, included entrance gates in an Egyptian style whose “imposing . . . massiveness” and “eternal duration” were symbolically appropriate for the sites. In contrast, [[C. M. Hovey]] in 1841 criticized the gate at [[A. J. Downing|Downing]]’s residence for its “grecian” style because it contrasted to the Gothic architecture of the main house. Highly visible gates made suitable niches or platforms for [[Statue|statuary]], [[urn]]s, crests or other decorative sculpture and carving. In Boston in 1721 Judge Samuel Sewall decorated his gate leading to the street with carved cherubim heads. [[Benjamin Henry Latrobe|Latrobe]] reported in 1806 that an Italian sculptor was at work on a “Free Eagle” and “Colossal” for the Navy Yard in Washington, DC. William Dering’s 1754 portrait of George Booth depicted the sitter in front of a grand entrance gate flanked by [[statue]]s [Fig. 5].<ref>David S. Bundy, comp., ''Painting in the South, 1564–1980'' (Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1983), 181, [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/GRT3SV7I view on Zotero].</ref> With the development of cast iron, decorative work on gates, such as those for rural [[cemetery]] family [[plot]]s at Mount Auburn and at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, became more affordable and abundant (see [[Fence]] and [[Statue]]).  
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The decorative treatment of gates varied, as [[J. C. (John Claudius) Loudon|Loudon]] noted, “according to the character of the scene,” and there were numerous published designs for a variety of styles [Fig. 3]. [[Thomas Jefferson]] drew a gate [Fig. 4] inspired by the [[Chinese_manner|Chinese]] lattice popularized in books such as William Chambers’s ''Dissertation on Oriental Gardening'' (1772).<ref>William Howard Adams, ed., ''The Eye of Thomas Jefferson'' (Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1976), 334, [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/IWQT8BPV view on Zotero].</ref> Mount Auburn and Lowell Cemeteries in Massachusetts, and New Haven Burying Ground in Connecticut, included entrance gates in an Egyptian style whose “imposing. . . massiveness” and “eternal duration” were symbolically appropriate for the sites. In contrast, C. M. Hovey in 1841 criticized the gate at [[Andrew Jackson Downing|Downing's]] residence for its “grecian” style because it contrasted to the Gothic architecture of the main house. Highly visible gates made suitable niches or platforms for [[Statue|statuary]], [[urn|urns]], crests or other decorative sculpture and carving. In Boston in 1721 Judge Samuel Sewall decorated his gate leading to the street with carved cherubim heads. [[Benjamin Henry Latrobe|Latrobe]] reported in 1806 that an Italian sculptor was at work on a “Free Eagle” and “Colossal” for the Navy Yard in Washington, DC. William Dering’s 1754 portrait of George Booth depicted the sitter in front of a grand entrance gate flanked by [[statue]]s [Fig. 5].<ref>David S. Bundy, comp., ''Painting in the South, 1564–1980'' (Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1983), 181, [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/GRT3SV7I view on Zotero].</ref> With the development of cast iron, decorative work on gates, such as those for rural [[cemetery]] family [[plot|plots]] at Mount Auburn and at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, became more affordable and abundant (see [[Fence]] and [[Statue]]).  
  
 
Gates were often painted in colors contrasting with an adjacent [[wall]] or [[fence]]. As Humphry Repton noted, this treatment emphasized the principle entrance gate, assuring that “no one may mistake it.” Marie L. Pilsbury’s ''Louisiana [[Plantation]] Scene'' (c. 1830) shows how painted gates stood out in the landscape [Fig. 6].  
 
Gates were often painted in colors contrasting with an adjacent [[wall]] or [[fence]]. As Humphry Repton noted, this treatment emphasized the principle entrance gate, assuring that “no one may mistake it.” Marie L. Pilsbury’s ''Louisiana [[Plantation]] Scene'' (c. 1830) shows how painted gates stood out in the landscape [Fig. 6].  
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==Texts==
 
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*[[William Byrd II|Byrd, William, II]], August 9, 1720, describing Westover, seat of [[William Byrd II]], on the James River, VA (1958: 437)<ref>William Byrd, ''The London Diary, 1717–1721, and Other Writings'', ed. Louis B. Wright and Marion Tinling (New York: Oxford University Press, 1958), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/QVA68DXT view on Zotero].</ref>
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*Byrd, William, II, August 9, 1720, describing Westover, seat of William Byrd II, on the James River, VA (1958: 437)<ref>William Byrd, ''The London Diary, 1717–1721, and Other Writings'', ed. Louis B. Wright and Marion Tinling (New York: Oxford University Press, 1958), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/QVA68DXT view on Zotero].</ref>
:“I got everything in great order long before the Governor came . . . and there came with him Colonel Ludwell, the Secretary and his son, and John Randolph. I received them at the outer '''gate''' and about six we went to dinner and had four dishes of courses.”  
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:“I got everything in great order long before the Governor came. . . and there came with him Colonel Ludwell, the Secretary and his son, and John Randolph. I received them at the outer '''gate''' and about six we went to dinner and had four dishes of courses.”  
  
  
 
*Sewall, Judge Samuel, January 21, 1721, describing his garden in Boston, MA (quoted in Lockwood 1931: 1:27)<ref>Alice B. Lockwood, ed., ''Gardens of Colony and State: Gardens and Gardeners of the American Colonies and of the Republic before 1840'', 2 vols. (New York: Charles Scribner’s for the Garden Club of America, 1931), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/JNB7BI9T view on Zotero].</ref>
 
*Sewall, Judge Samuel, January 21, 1721, describing his garden in Boston, MA (quoted in Lockwood 1931: 1:27)<ref>Alice B. Lockwood, ed., ''Gardens of Colony and State: Gardens and Gardeners of the American Colonies and of the Republic before 1840'', 2 vols. (New York: Charles Scribner’s for the Garden Club of America, 1931), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/JNB7BI9T view on Zotero].</ref>
:“Quickly after the wind rose to a prodigious height. . . . It blew down the southernmost of my cherubim’s heads at the Street '''Gates'''.”  
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:“Quickly after the wind rose to a prodigious height. . . It blew down the southernmost of my cherubim’s heads at the Street '''Gates'''.”
  
  
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*[[John Bartram|Bartram, John]], July 18, 1739, describing Westover, seat of [[William Byrd II]], on the James River, VA (1992: 121)<ref>John Bartram, ''The Correspondence of John Bartram, 1734–1777'', ed. Edmund Berkeley and Dorothy Smith Berkeley (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1992), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/NZGMIACI view on Zotero].</ref>
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*[[John Bartram|Bartram, John]], July 18, 1739, describing Westover, seat of William Byrd II, on the James River, VA (1992: 121)<ref>John Bartram, ''The Correspondence of John Bartram, 1734–1777'', ed. Edmund Berkeley and Dorothy Smith Berkeley (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1992), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/NZGMIACI view on Zotero].</ref>
:“Col Byrd is very prodigal in '''Gates''' roads [[walk]]s [[hedge]]s & seeders [cedars] trimed finely & A little green house with 2 or 3 [orange] trees . . .”  
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:“Col Byrd is very prodigal in '''Gates''' roads [[walk]]s [[hedge]]s & seeders [cedars] trimed finely & A little green house with 2 or 3 [orange] trees. . .”
  
  
 
*Anonymous, 1769, describing in the ''Chester Parish Vestry Book'' a parish churchyard in Kent County, MD (quoted in Lounsbury 1994: 158)<ref name="Lounsbury">Carl R. Lounsbury, ed., ''An Illustrated Glossary of Early Southern Architecture and Landscape'' (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/UK5TCUQQ view on Zotero].</ref>
 
*Anonymous, 1769, describing in the ''Chester Parish Vestry Book'' a parish churchyard in Kent County, MD (quoted in Lounsbury 1994: 158)<ref name="Lounsbury">Carl R. Lounsbury, ed., ''An Illustrated Glossary of Early Southern Architecture and Landscape'' (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/UK5TCUQQ view on Zotero].</ref>
:“[A carpenter was] to make one good framed double '''gate''' each frame with good pine paling the said '''Gate''' to be hung to good locust posts with good iron hinges with an iron latch and ketch.”  
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:“[A carpenter was] to make one good framed double '''gate''' each frame with good pine paling the said '''Gate''' to be hung to good locust posts with good iron hinges with an iron latch and ketch.”
  
  
*Constantia [Judith Sargent Murray], June 24, 1790, “Description of [[Gray’s Garden]]s, Pennsylvania” (''Massachusetts Magazine'' 3: 414)<ref>Constantia, “Description of Gray’s Gardens, Pennsylvania,” ''Massachusetts Magazine'' 3 (1790): 413–17, [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/IAJKF9C4 view on Zotero].</ref>
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*Constantia [Judith Sargent Murray], June 24, 1790, “Description of Gray’s Gardens, Pennsylvania” (''Massachusetts Magazine'' 3: 414)<ref>Constantia [Judith Sargent Murray], “Description of Gray’s Gardens, Pennsylvania,” ''Massachusetts Magazine, or, Monthly Museum of Knowledge and Rational Entertainment'' 7, no. 3 (July 1791): 413–17, [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/keywords_in_early_american_landscape_design/items/itemKey/IAJKF9C4 view on Zotero].</ref>
:“If we proceed straight forward, we pass through an elegant arched '''gate''', which seems to be guarded by the figure of a satyr, extremely well painted.”  
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:“If we proceed straight forward, we pass through an elegant arched '''gate''', which seems to be guarded by the figure of a satyr, extremely well painted.”
  
  
 
*[[Latrobe, Benjamin Henry]], November 1798, describing a prison at Richmond, VA (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)  
 
*[[Latrobe, Benjamin Henry]], November 1798, describing a prison at Richmond, VA (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)  
:“The front [[Wall]]s were built as high as the Ground line, and considerable progress had been made in erecting the '''Gate'''. ...The '''Gateway''' is carried up to its utmost highth, and will be perfectly finished during the winter. It contains two lodges for a porter and Guards, and on each Wing, a bath and storeroom, on the East for the Women, on the West, for the Men.”  
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:“The front [[Wall]]s were built as high as the Ground line, and considerable progress had been made in erecting the '''Gate'''. . . The '''Gateway''' is carried up to its utmost highth, and will be perfectly finished during the winter. It contains two lodges for a porter and Guards, and on each Wing, a bath and storeroom, on the East for the Women, on the West, for the Men.”
  
  
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*[[Thomas Jefferson|Jefferson, Thomas]], c. 1804, describing improvements for [[Monticello]], [[plantation]] of [[Thomas Jefferson]], Charlottesville, VA (Massachusetts Historical Society, Coolidge Collection)  
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*[[Thomas Jefferson|Jefferson, Thomas]], c. 1804, describing improvements for [[Monticello]], [[plantation]] of [[Thomas Jefferson]], Charlottesville, VA (Massachusetts Historical Society, Coolidge Collection)
:“A '''gate''' at the entrance of the garden, having a [[green house]] below.”  
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:“A '''gate''' at the entrance of the garden, having a [[green house]] below.”
  
  
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*Drayton, Charles, November 2, 1806, describing [[The Woodlands]], seat of [[William Hamilton]], near Philadelphia (1806: 54&ndash;55)<ref>Charles Drayton, “The Diary of Charles Drayton I, 1806,” Drayton Papers, MS 0152, Drayton Hall, http://lcdl.library.cofc.edu/lcdl/catalog/lcdl:27554, [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/HAARCGXN view on Zotero].</ref>  
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*Drayton, Charles, November 2, 1806, describing [[The Woodlands]], seat of [[William Hamilton]], near Philadelphia, PA (1806: 54—55)<ref>Charles Drayton, “The Diary of Charles Drayton I, 1806,” Drayton Papers, MS 0152, Drayton Hall, SC, [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/HAARCGXN view on Zotero].</ref>  
:“A common post & rail [[fence]], [not in sight from the house,] winds from the public road '''gate''', & joins to the garden [[fence]], which is a double sloped ditch, with a low [[fence]] of posts & 3 rails. . . .
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:“A common post & rail [[fence]], [not in sight from the house,] winds from the public road '''gate''', & joins to the garden [[fence]], which is a double sloped ditch, with a low [[fence]] of posts & 3 rails. . .
:“. . . One is led into the garden from the [[portico]], to the east or lefthand. or from the [[park]], by a small '''gate''' contiguous to the house, traversing this [[walk]], one sees many beauties of the landscape&mdash;also a fine [[statue]], symbol of Winter, & age,&mdash;& a spacious [[conservatory|Conservatory]] about 200 yards to the West of the Mansion.”
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:“. . . One is led into the garden from the [[portico]], to the east or lefthand. or from the [[park]], by a small '''gate''' contiguous to the house, traversing this [[walk]], one sees many beauties of the landscape—also a fine [[statue]], symbol of Winter, & age,& a spacious [[conservatory|Conservatory]] about 200 yards to the West of the Mansion.”
  
  
 
*Hening, William Waller, 1819–23, describing an act of the Virginia General Assembly (quoted in Lounsbury 1994: 158)<ref name="Lounsbury"></ref>
 
*Hening, William Waller, 1819–23, describing an act of the Virginia General Assembly (quoted in Lounsbury 1994: 158)<ref name="Lounsbury"></ref>
:“[A 1667 act of the Virginia General Assembly required] that every person haveing a [[plantation]] shall, at the most plaine and convenient path that leades to his house, make a '''gate''' in his ffence for the convenience of passage of man and horse to his house about their occasions at the discretion of the owners.”  
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:“[A 1667 act of the Virginia General Assembly required] that every person haveing a [[plantation]] shall, at the most plaine and convenient path that leades to his house, make a '''gate''' in his ffence for the convenience of passage of man and horse to his house about their occasions at the discretion of the owners.”
  
  
 
*Silliman, Martha Trumbull, September 1, 1821, describing Monte Video, property of Daniel Wadsworth, Avon, CT (quoted in Saunders and Raye 1981: 20)<ref>Richard Saunders and Helen Raye, ''Daniel Wadsworth, Patron of the Arts'' (Hartford, CT: Wadsworth Atheneum, 1981), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/P8ZQIH73 view on Zotero].</ref>
 
*Silliman, Martha Trumbull, September 1, 1821, describing Monte Video, property of Daniel Wadsworth, Avon, CT (quoted in Saunders and Raye 1981: 20)<ref>Richard Saunders and Helen Raye, ''Daniel Wadsworth, Patron of the Arts'' (Hartford, CT: Wadsworth Atheneum, 1981), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/P8ZQIH73 view on Zotero].</ref>
:“The place is a ''great deal'' handsomer than I expected. The buildings are all Gothic. First there is Uncles beautiful house; 2d the tower, 3d the cottage & the barns 4th the boat house & 5th the bathing house 6th a grape house 7th an [[ice house]] & 8th the bee house & a Gothic '''gate'''.”  
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:“The place is a ''great deal'' handsomer than I expected. The buildings are all Gothic. First there is Uncles beautiful house; 2d the tower, 3d the cottage & the barns 4th the boat house & 5th the bathing house 6th a grape house 7th an [[ice house]] & 8th the bee house & a Gothic '''gate'''.”
  
  
*Douglass, Frederick, 1825, describing Wye House, estate of Col. Edward Lloyd, Talbot County, MD (1855; repr., 1987: 47)<ref>Frederick Douglass, ''My Bondage and My Freedom'', ed. William L. Andrews (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1987), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/Q764CVCK view on Zotero].</ref>
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*Douglass, Frederick, 1825, describing [[Wye House]], estate of Col. Edward Lloyd, Talbot County, MD (1855; repr., 1987: 47)<ref>Frederick Douglass, ''My Bondage and My Freedom'', ed. William L. Andrews (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1987), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/Q764CVCK view on Zotero].</ref>
:“The carriage entrance to the house was a large '''gate''', more than a quarter of a mile distant from it.”  
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:“The carriage entrance to the house was a large '''gate''', more than a quarter of a mile distant from it.”
  
  
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*Galt, William R., Fall 1828, describing Hermitage, estate of Andrew Jackson, Nashville, TN (Hermitage Collections, Andrew Jackson Papers)  
 
*Galt, William R., Fall 1828, describing Hermitage, estate of Andrew Jackson, Nashville, TN (Hermitage Collections, Andrew Jackson Papers)  
:“We reached the Hermitage at about one o’clock P.M. We rode up to the '''gate''', which was opened by a servant, who took our horses, directing us to go straight to the front door of the Great House. . . . The approach to the Hermitage was by no means [[picturesque]]. There were two '''gates''', a broad one for carriages, and a narrow one, to the east of the former, for men on horseback or wayfarers. As travelers approached from the South, they could see only the upper tier of windows of the Hermitage, the rest of the house being concealed from view by a rising ground in front.”  
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:“We reached the Hermitage at about one o’clock P.M. We rode up to the '''gate''', which was opened by a servant, who took our horses, directing us to go straight to the front door of the Great House. . . The approach to the Hermitage was by no means [[picturesque]]. There were two '''gates''', a broad one for carriages, and a narrow one, to the east of the former, for men on horseback or wayfarers. As travelers approached from the South, they could see only the upper tier of windows of the Hermitage, the rest of the house being concealed from view by a rising ground in front.”
  
  
*Thacher, James, December 3, 1830, “An Excursion on the Hudson,” describing [[Hyde Park]], seat of [[Dr. David Hosack]], on the Hudson River, NY (''New England Farmer'' 9: 156)<ref>James Thacher, “An Excursion on the Hudson. Letter II,” ''The New England Farmer and Horticultural Journal'' 9 (1830): 156–57, [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/283TSTEV view on Zotero].</ref>
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*Thacher, James, December 3, 1830, “An Excursion on the Hudson,” describing [[Hyde Park]], seat of [[David Hosack]], on the Hudson River, NY (''New England Farmer'' 9: 156)<ref>James Thacher, “An Excursion on the Hudson. Letter II,” ''New England Farmer, and Horticultural Journal'' 9, no. 20 (December 3, 1830): 156–57, [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/283TSTEV view on Zotero].</ref>
:“From the turnpike road there are two '''gates''' of entrance into the premises, about half a mile from each other, and a porter’s lodge is connected with each '''gate'''. . . . The entrance '''gate''' is finished in a very neat and imposing style of architecture. Mr Thompson of New York, is the skilful [''sic''] architect employed in the construction of these buildings. The south lodge, connected with a neat '''gateway''', with the improvements of the surrounding grounds, present a very [[picturesque]] appearance.”  
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:“From the turnpike road there are two '''gates''' of entrance into the premises, about half a mile from each other, and a porter’s lodge is connected with each '''gate'''. . . The entrance '''gate''' is finished in a very neat and imposing style of architecture. Mr Thompson of New York, is the skilful [''sic''] architect employed in the construction of these buildings. The south lodge, connected with a neat '''gateway''', with the improvements of the surrounding grounds, present a very [[picturesque]] appearance.”  
  
  
 
*Dearborn, H. A. S., September 30, 1831, describing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA (quoted in Ward 1831: 46–47)<ref>Malthus A. Ward, ''An Address Pronounced Before the Massachusetts Horticultural Society'' (Boston: J. T. & E. Buckingham, 1831), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/P7GWBEPX view on Zotero].</ref>
 
*Dearborn, H. A. S., September 30, 1831, describing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA (quoted in Ward 1831: 46–47)<ref>Malthus A. Ward, ''An Address Pronounced Before the Massachusetts Horticultural Society'' (Boston: J. T. & E. Buckingham, 1831), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/P7GWBEPX view on Zotero].</ref>
:“Models and drawings of the Egyptian '''gateways''', and of a Gothic tower, and a Grecian tower, one of which is proposed to be erected on the highest hill, have been made, and are offered for examination. . . .  
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:“Models and drawings of the Egyptian '''gateways''', and of a Gothic tower, and a Grecian tower, one of which is proposed to be erected on the highest hill, have been made, and are offered for examination. . .
:“As the tract which has been solemnly consecrated, by religious ceremonies, as a burial-place forever, is so abundantly covered with forest trees, many of which are more than sixty years old, it only requires . . . '''gateways''' and appropriate edifices erected, to put the grounds in a sufficiently complete state for the uses designed, and to render them at once beautiful and interesting.”  
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:“As the tract which has been solemnly consecrated, by religious ceremonies, as a burial-place forever, is so abundantly covered with forest trees, many of which are more than sixty years old, it only requires. . . '''gateways''' and appropriate edifices erected, to put the grounds in a sufficiently complete state for the uses designed, and to render them at once beautiful and interesting.”
  
  
*Latrobe, John H. B., 4 August 1832, describing [[Montpelier]], plantation of [[James Madison]], Montpelier Station, VA (quoted in Semmes 1917: 239)<ref>John E. Semmes, ''John H. B. Latrobe and His Times, 1803–1891'' (Baltimore, MD: Norman, Remington, 1917), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/7D2VIIH3 view on Zotero].</ref>
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*Latrobe, John H. B., 4 August 1832, describing Montpelier, plantation of James Madison, Montpelier Station, VA (quoted in Semmes 1917: 239)<ref>John E. Semmes, ''John H. B. Latrobe and His Times, 1803–1891'' (Baltimore, MD: Norman, Remington, 1917), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/7D2VIIH3 view on Zotero].</ref>
:“Mr. Madison resides about five miles from the Court House. . . . You leave the Piedmont road about a mile from [[Montpelier]] and, turning to the left, pass through a dense forest for a considerable distance and until you descry at the end of a straight [[alley]] in the [[wood]] a high red '''gate''', hung upon white posts. Entering this, you find yourself in a clearing, surrounded on all sides by the forest, and perhaps a quarter of a mile in diameter. Close against the opposite [[wood]]s, you see the mansion of Mr. Madison. . . . You now pass through a very large field. . . . Another red '''gate''' admits you into the [[plantation]], which more immediately belongs to the establishment. Stopping at a small '''gate''' in a very handsome paling, you ascend the gravel [[walk]] and find yourself under the [[portico]] of [[Montpelier]].”  
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:“Mr. Madison resides about five miles from the Court House. . . You leave the Piedmont road about a mile from Montpelier and, turning to the left, pass through a dense forest for a considerable distance and until you descry at the end of a straight [[alley]] in the [[wood]] a high red '''gate''', hung upon white posts. Entering this, you find yourself in a clearing, surrounded on all sides by the forest, and perhaps a quarter of a mile in diameter. Close against the opposite [[wood]]s, you see the mansion of Mr. Madison. . . You now pass through a very large field. . . Another red '''gate''' admits you into the [[plantation]], which more immediately belongs to the establishment. Stopping at a small '''gate''' in a very handsome paling, you ascend the gravel [[walk]] and find yourself under the [[portico]] of Montpelier.”
  
  
 
*Ingraham, Joseph Holt, 1835, describing the villas and gardens along the Mississippi River (1835: 1:230)<ref>Joseph Holt Ingraham, ''The South-West'', 2 vols. (New York: Harper, 1835), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/DTFA8CCM view on Zotero].</ref>
 
*Ingraham, Joseph Holt, 1835, describing the villas and gardens along the Mississippi River (1835: 1:230)<ref>Joseph Holt Ingraham, ''The South-West'', 2 vols. (New York: Harper, 1835), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/DTFA8CCM view on Zotero].</ref>
:“An hour’s drive . . . brought us in front of a charming residence situated at the head of a broad, gravelled [[avenue]], bordered by lemon and orange trees, forming in the heat of summer, by arching naturally overhead, a cool and shady [[promenade]]. We drew up at the massive '''gate-way''' and alighted.”  
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:“An hour’s drive. . . brought us in front of a charming residence situated at the head of a broad, gravelled [[avenue]], bordered by lemon and orange trees, forming in the heat of summer, by arching naturally overhead, a cool and shady [[promenade]]. We drew up at the massive '''gate-way''' and alighted.”
  
  
*[[C. M. Hovey|Hovey, C. M.]], November 1841, “Select Villa Residences,” describing Highland Place, estate of [[A. J. Downing]], Newburgh, NY (''Magazine of Horticulture'' 7: 406)<ref>Charles Mason Hovey, “Select Villa Residences, with Descriptive Notices of Each; Accompanied with Remarks and Observations on the Principles and Practice of Landscape Gardening: Intended with a View to Illustrate the Art of Laying Out, Arranging, and Forming Gardens and Ornamental Grounds,” ''The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and Improvements in Rural Affairs'' 7 (1841): 401–11, [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/SXS8ZS3J view on Zotero].</ref>
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*Hovey, C. M. (Charles Mason), November 1841, “Select Villa Residences,” describing Highland Place, estate of [[Andrew Jackson Downing|A. J. Downing]], Newburgh, NY (''Magazine of Horticulture'' 7: 406)<ref>Charles Mason Hovey, “Select Villa Residences, with Descriptive Notices of Each; Accompanied with Remarks and Observations on the Principles and Practice of Landscape Gardening: Intended with a View to Illustrate the Art of Laying Out, Arranging, and Forming Gardens and Ornamental Grounds,” ''Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and Improvements in Rural Affairs'' 7, no. 11 (November 1841): 401–11, [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/SXS8ZS3J view on Zotero].</ref>
:“Commencing at the entrance '''gate''', which we shall only stop to find fault with for the want of keeping in its Grecian style, with the Gothic architecture of the house, we pass by the [[flower garden]], [[green-house]], and a portion of the [[pleasure-ground]], and arrive at the house.”  
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:“Commencing at the entrance '''gate''', which we shall only stop to find fault with for the want of keeping in its Grecian style, with the Gothic architecture of the house, we pass by the [[flower garden]], [[green-house]], and a portion of the [[pleasure-ground]], and arrive at the house.”
  
  
*W., February 1842, describing Lowell Cemetery, Lowell, MA (''Magazine of Horticulture'' 8: 50)<ref>W., “An Account of the Lowell Cemetery, Its Situation, Historical Associations, and Particular Description,” ''The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and Improvements in Rural Affairs'' 8 (1842): 47–50, [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/UKZS86F6 view on Zotero].</ref>
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*W., February 1842, describing Lowell Cemetery, Lowell, MA (''Magazine of Horticulture'' 8: 50)<ref>W., “An Account of the Lowell Cemetery, Its Situation, Historical Associations, and Particular Description,” ''Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and Improvements in Rural Affairs'' 8, no. 2 (February 1842): 47–50, [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/UKZS86F6 view on Zotero].</ref>
:“The plan of the '''gateway''' is designed upon the ancient Egyptian style of architecture, consisting of an elevation similar on both sides, which serve as '''gate''' piers, to which are hung '''gates''' folding in the centre. Each pier rests upon a base about five feet square, surmounted with a plain massive capital; the height of the elevation, from the ground to the apex of the wreathed head of the capitals, is twenty feet: upon the interior face of these piers, and next the '''gate''', are pilasters supporting the Egyptian [[arch]], which is twelve feet wide.”  
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:“The plan of the '''gateway''' is designed upon the ancient Egyptian style of architecture, consisting of an elevation similar on both sides, which serve as '''gate''' piers, to which are hung '''gates''' folding in the centre. Each pier rests upon a base about five feet square, surmounted with a plain massive capital; the height of the elevation, from the ground to the apex of the wreathed head of the capitals, is twenty feet: upon the interior face of these piers, and next the '''gate''', are pilasters supporting the Egyptian [[arch]], which is twelve feet wide.”
  
  
*Anonymous, 28 July 1842, “Words of a Solomon and Sacred Roll . . . ,” describing New Lebanon, NY (Western Reserve Historical Society, Shaker Manuscript Collection)  
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*Anonymous, 28 July 1842, “Words of a Solomon and Sacred Roll. . . ,” describing New Lebanon, NY (Western Reserve Historical Society, Shaker Manuscript Collection)  
:“Upon my holy [[mount|Mount]] there shall be two large '''gates''', 12 feet wide. And the entrance upon the holy ground I will now change; for my holy & sacred ground must be a place of perfect order, beauty and neatness.  
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:“Upon my holy [[mount|Mount]] there shall be two large '''gates''', 12 feet wide. And the entrance upon the holy ground I will now change; for my holy & sacred ground must be a place of perfect order, beauty and neatness.
:“The place for the congregation to enter shall be in the middle of the west end; here they shall enter the most holy ground and proceed to the altar brethren. . . . The other '''gate''' shall be at the South east corner; this shall also be twelve feet wide. And it is my will, that those of the gathering order prepare and make these places of entrance upon my holy ground, for they stand as the door for souls to enter my holy and purifying work.”  
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:“The place for the congregation to enter shall be in the middle of the west end; here they shall enter the most holy ground and proceed to the altar brethren. . . The other '''gate''' shall be at the South east corner; this shall also be twelve feet wide. And it is my will, that those of the gathering order prepare and make these places of entrance upon my holy ground, for they stand as the door for souls to enter my holy and purifying work.”
  
  
[[File:1002.jpg|thumb|Fig. 8, Anonymous, ''Design for a Rustic Gate,'' in Rusticus, “Design for a Rustic Gate,” ''Horticulturist,'' vol. 1, no. 2 (August 1846): 73.]]
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[[File:1002.jpg|thumb|Fig. 8, Anonymous, ''Design for a [[Rustic_style|Rustic]] Gate,'' in Rusticus [pseud.], “Design for a Rustic Gate,” ''Horticulturist'' 1, no. 2 (August 1846): 73.]]
*Rusticus [pseud.], August 1846, “Design for a Rustic Gate” (''Horticulturist'' 1: 72)<ref>Rusticus [pseud]., “Design for a Rustic Gate,” ''The Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste'' 1 (1846): 72–73, [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/DPX658P3 view on Zotero].</ref>
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*Rusticus [pseud.], August 1846, “Design for a Rustic Gate” (''Horticulturist'' 1: 72)<ref>Rusticus [pseud]., “Design for a Rustic Gate,” ''Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste'' 1, no. 2 (August 1846): 72–73, [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/DPX658P3 view on Zotero].</ref>
:“Dear Sir—I send you a little sketch of a [[rustic style|rustic]] '''gate''' which I have erected this season, and which, though very simple, has been a good deal admired by those who have seen it.  
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:“Dear Sir—I send you a little sketch of a [[rustic style|rustic]] '''gate''' which I have erected this season, and which, though very simple, has been a good deal admired by those who have seen it.
:“The roof, or canopy over it, is, as I have ascertained in a previous case, a most useful addition, since by guarding the '''gate''' itself to a considerable degree from the storms, it prevents it from getting out of repair.  
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:“The roof, or canopy over it, is, as I have ascertained in a previous case, a most useful addition, since by guarding the '''gate''' itself to a considerable degree from the storms, it prevents it from getting out of repair.
:“This '''gate''' stands at an angle in the boundary lines, at the entrance to a little [[wood]]. Its [[Rustic_style|rustic]] and sylvan character agrees well with the situation in which it stands.” [Fig. 8]  
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:“This '''gate''' stands at an angle in the boundary lines, at the entrance to a little [[wood]]. Its [[Rustic_style|rustic]] and sylvan character agrees well with the situation in which it stands.” [Fig. 8]
  
  
[[File:1974.jpg|thumb|Fig. 9, James Smillie, “Entrance to the Cemetery,” in Cornelia W. Walter, ''Mount Auburn Illustrated'' (1847; repr., 1850), title page.]]
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[[File:1974.jpg|thumb|Fig. 9, James Smillie, “Entrance to the [[Cemetery/Burying ground/Burial ground|Cemetery]],” in Cornelia W. Walter, ''[[Mount_Auburn_Cemetery|Mount Auburn]] Illustrated'' (1847; repr., 1850), title page.]]
*[[Nehemiah Cleaveland|Cleaveland, Nehemiah]], 1847, describing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA (1847: 17–18)<ref>Nehemiah Cleaveland, ''Green-Wood Illustrated'' (New York: R. Martin, 1847), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/JXFI68UM view on Zotero].</ref>
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*Cleaveland, Nehemiah, 1847, describing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA (1847: 17–18)<ref>Nehemiah Cleaveland, ''Green-Wood Illustrated'' (New York: R. Martin, 1847), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/JXFI68UM view on Zotero].</ref>
:“Originally the portal was of wood, rough-cast, in imitation of stone, and the connected paling on either side was of wood also. The lofty entrance-'''gate''' has now been reconstructed, in granite, in the same style of architecture as at first—the Egyptian—and it presents to the beholder an imposing structure, the very massiveness and complete workmanship of which, insures an almost eternal duration. It is less heavy, however, than the common examples of that style.” [Fig. 9]  
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:“Originally the portal was of wood, rough-cast, in imitation of stone, and the connected paling on either side was of wood also. The lofty entrance-'''gate''' has now been reconstructed, in granite, in the same style of architecture as at first—the Egyptian—and it presents to the beholder an imposing structure, the very massiveness and complete workmanship of which, insures an almost eternal duration. It is less heavy, however, than the common examples of that style.” [Fig. 9]
  
  
*[[Downing, A. J.]], October 1847, describing [[Montgomery Place]], country home of Mrs. Edward (Louise) Livingston, Dutchess County, NY (quoted in Haley 1988: 45)<ref>Jacquetta M. Haley, ed., ''Pleasure Grounds: Andrew Jackson Downing and Montgomery Place'' (Tarrytown, NY: Sleepy Hollow Press, 1988), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/SSZXJFSC view on Zotero].</ref>
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*[[Andrew Jackson Downing|Downing, Andrew Jackson]], October 1847, describing [[Montgomery Place]], country home of Mrs. Edward (Louise) Livingston, Dutchess County, NY (quoted in Haley 1988: 45)<ref>Jacquetta M. Haley, ed., ''Pleasure Grounds: Andrew Jackson Downing and Montgomery Place'' (Tarrytown, NY: Sleepy Hollow Press, 1988), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/SSZXJFSC view on Zotero].</ref>
:“On the east it [the natural boundary of the estate] touches the post road. Here is the entrance '''gate''', and from it leads a long and stately [[avenue]] of trees, like the approach to an old French chateau.”  
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:“On the east it [the natural boundary of the estate] touches the post road. Here is the entrance '''gate''', and from it leads a long and stately [[avenue]] of trees, like the approach to an old French chateau.”
  
  
*Kirkbride, Thomas S., April 1848, describing the pleasure grounds and farm of the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane, Philadelphia (''American Journal of Insanity'' 4: 347)<ref>Thomas S. Kirkbride, “Description of the Pleasure Grounds and Farm of the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane, with Remarks,” ''The American Journal of Insanity'' 4 (1848): 347–54, [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/9RWM2FH8 view on Zotero].</ref>
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*Kirkbride, Thomas S., April 1848, describing the [[pleasure ground]]s and farm of the [[Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane]], Philadelphia, PA (''American Journal of Insanity'' 4: 347)<ref>Thomas S. Kirkbride, “Description of the Pleasure Grounds and Farm of the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane, with Remarks,” ''American Journal of Insanity'' 4, no. 4(April 1848): 347–54, [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/9RWM2FH8 view on Zotero].</ref>
 
:“The entrance to the enclosure is through a handsome '''gate-way''', on the west side of which is the '''Gate'''-keeper’s Lodge, and on the opposite side is a room for laying out the dead, access to which may be had from within as well as from without the [[pleasure ground]]s.”
 
:“The entrance to the enclosure is through a handsome '''gate-way''', on the west side of which is the '''Gate'''-keeper’s Lodge, and on the opposite side is a room for laying out the dead, access to which may be had from within as well as from without the [[pleasure ground]]s.”
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===Citations===
 
===Citations===
 
*Johnson, Samuel, 1755, ''A Dictionary of the English Language'' (1755: 1:n.p.)<ref>Samuel Johnson, ''A Dictionary of the English Language: In Which the Words Are Deduced from the Originals and Illustrated in the Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers'', 2 vols. (London: W. Strahan for J. and P. Knapton, 1755), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/GE2JPJR3 view on Zotero].</ref>
 
*Johnson, Samuel, 1755, ''A Dictionary of the English Language'' (1755: 1:n.p.)<ref>Samuel Johnson, ''A Dictionary of the English Language: In Which the Words Are Deduced from the Originals and Illustrated in the Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers'', 2 vols. (London: W. Strahan for J. and P. Knapton, 1755), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/GE2JPJR3 view on Zotero].</ref>
 
:“'''GATE'''. ''n.s.'' [. . . Saxon.] . . .  
 
:“'''GATE'''. ''n.s.'' [. . . Saxon.] . . .  
:“2. A frame of timber upon hinges to give a passage into inclosed grounds. . . .  
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:“2. A frame of timber upon hinges to give a passage into inclosed grounds. . .  
 
:“3. An [[avenue]]; an opening.”  
 
:“3. An [[avenue]]; an opening.”  
  
  
 
*Repton, Humphry, 1803, ''Observations on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening'' (1803: 13, 144, 147–48)<ref>Humphry Repton, ''Observations on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening'' (London: Printed by T. Bensley for J. Taylor, 1803), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/VVQPC3BI view on Zotero].</ref>
 
*Repton, Humphry, 1803, ''Observations on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening'' (1803: 13, 144, 147–48)<ref>Humphry Repton, ''Observations on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening'' (London: Printed by T. Bensley for J. Taylor, 1803), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/VVQPC3BI view on Zotero].</ref>
:“The entrance '''gate''' should not be visible from the mansion, unless it opens into a court [[yard]]....  
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:“The entrance '''gate''' should not be visible from the mansion, unless it opens into a court [[yard]]. . .
:“If the entrance to a park be made from a town or village, the '''gate''' may with great propriety be distinguished by an arch. . . .  
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:“If the entrance to a park be made from a town or village, the '''gate''' may with great propriety be distinguished by an arch. . .
 
:“As an entrance near a town, I prefer close wooden '''gates''', for the sake of privacy, except where the [[view]] is only into a [[wood]], and not into the open [[lawn]].  
 
:“As an entrance near a town, I prefer close wooden '''gates''', for the sake of privacy, except where the [[view]] is only into a [[wood]], and not into the open [[lawn]].  
:“The '''gates''' should be of iron, or close boards, if hanging to piers of stone or brick work; otherwise an open or [[common]] field '''gate''' of wood appears mean, or as if only a temporary expedient.  
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:“The '''gates''' should be of iron, or close boards, if hanging to piers of stone or brick work; otherwise an open or [[common]] field '''gate''' of wood appears mean, or as if only a temporary expedient.
:“If the '''gates''' are of iron, the posts or piers ought to be conspicuous, because an iron '''gate''' hanging to an iron pier of the same colour, is almost invisible; and the principle entrance to a [[park]] should be so marked that no one may mistake it.  
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:“If the '''gates''' are of iron, the posts or piers ought to be conspicuous, because an iron '''gate''' hanging to an iron pier of the same colour, is almost invisible; and the principle entrance to a [[park]] should be so marked that no one may mistake it.
:“If the entrance '''gate''' be wood, it should for the same reason be painted white, and its form should rather tend to shew its construction, than aim at fanciful ornament of [[Chinese_manner|Chinese]], or Gothic.”  
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:“If the entrance '''gate''' be wood, it should for the same reason be painted white, and its form should rather tend to shew its construction, than aim at fanciful ornament of [[Chinese_manner|Chinese]], or Gothic.”
  
  
*[[Loudon, J. C.]], 1826, ''An Encyclopaedia of Gardening'' (1826: 337, 352, 354–55)<ref>J. C. (John Claudius) Loudon, ''An Encyclopaedia of Gardening; Comprising the Theory and Practice of Horticulture, Floriculture, Arboriculture, and Landscape-Gardening'', 4th edn (London: Longman et al, 1826), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/KNKTCA4W view on Zotero].</ref>
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*[[J. C. (John Claudius) Loudon|Loudon, J. C. (John Claudius)]], 1826, ''An Encyclopaedia of Gardening'' (1826: 337, 352, 354–55)<ref>J. C. (John Claudius) Loudon, ''An Encyclopaedia of Gardening; Comprising the Theory and Practice of Horticulture, Floriculture, Arboriculture, and Landscape-Gardening'', 4th edn (London: Longman et al, 1826), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/KNKTCA4W view on Zotero].</ref>
:“1712. ''Entrance lodges and '''gates''''' more properly belong to architecture than gardening. But, as in small places, they are sometimes designed by the garden-architect, or landscape-gardener, a few remarks may be of use. . . . A handsome architectural entrance is but a poor compensation for its want of harmony with the mansion. . . .  
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:“1712. ''Entrance lodges and '''gates''''' more properly belong to architecture than gardening. But, as in small places, they are sometimes designed by the garden-architect, or landscape-gardener, a few remarks may be of use. . . A handsome architectural entrance is but a poor compensation for its want of harmony with the mansion. . .
 
[[File:1330.jpg|thumb|Fig. 10, [[J. C. Loudon]], Examples of gates, in ''An Encyclopædia of Gardening,'' (1826), 353, figs. 319–21.]]
 
[[File:1330.jpg|thumb|Fig. 10, [[J. C. Loudon]], Examples of gates, in ''An Encyclopædia of Gardening,'' (1826), 353, figs. 319–21.]]
:“1794. ''The '''gate''''' is of various forms and materials, according to those of the barrier of which it constitutes a part. In all '''gates''', the essential part of the construction, or those lines which maintain its strength and position, and facilitate its motion, are to be distinguished from such . . . as serve chiefly to render it a barrier, or as decorations. Thus a '''gate''' with a raised top or head (''fig''. 321.) is almost always in bad taste, because at variance with strength; while the contrary form (''fig''. 320.) is generally in good taste, for the contrary reason. In regard to strength, the nearer the arrangement of rails and bars approaches in effect to one solid lamina, or plate of wood or iron, of the gate’s dimensions, the greater will be the force required to tear or break it in pieces. But this would not be consistent with lightness and economy, and, therefore, the skeleton of a lamina is resorted to, by the employment of slips or rails joined together on mechanical principles; that is, on principles derived from a mechanical analysis of strong bodies. . . . [Fig. 10]  
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:“1794. ''The '''gate''''' is of various forms and materials, according to those of the barrier of which it constitutes a part. In all '''gates''', the essential part of the construction, or those lines which maintain its strength and position, and facilitate its motion, are to be distinguished from such. . . as serve chiefly to render it a barrier, or as decorations. Thus a '''gate''' with a raised top or head (''fig''. 321.) is almost always in bad taste, because at variance with strength; while the contrary form (''fig''. 320.) is generally in good taste, for the contrary reason. In regard to strength, the nearer the arrangement of rails and bars approaches in effect to one solid lamina, or plate of wood or iron, of the gate’s dimensions, the greater will be the force required to tear or break it in pieces. But this would not be consistent with lightness and economy, and, therefore, the skeleton of a lamina is resorted to, by the employment of slips or rails joined together on mechanical principles; that is, on principles derived from a mechanical analysis of strong bodies. . . [Fig. 10]
:“1800. '''''Gates''', as decorations'', may be classed according to the prevailing lines, and the materials used. Horizontal, perpendicular, diagonal, and curved lines, comprehend all '''gates''', whether of iron or of timber, and each of these may be distinguished more or less by ornamental parts, which may either be taken from any of the known styles of architecture, or from heraldry or fancy.  
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:“1800. '''''Gates''', as decorations'', may be classed according to the prevailing lines, and the materials used. Horizontal, perpendicular, diagonal, and curved lines, comprehend all '''gates''', whether of iron or of timber, and each of these may be distinguished more or less by ornamental parts, which may either be taken from any of the known styles of architecture, or from heraldry or fancy.
[[File:1811.jpg|thumb|Fig. 11, [[J. C. Loudon]], A gate in a simple or rustic structure, in ''An Encyclopædia of Gardening,'' (1826), 354, fig. 326.]]
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[[File:1811.jpg|thumb|Fig. 11, [[J. C. Loudon]], A gate in a simple or [[Rustic style|rustic]] structure, in ''An Encyclopædia of Gardening,'' (1826), 354, fig. 326.]]
:“1801. ''The published designs for '''gates''' are numerous'', especially those for iron '''gates'''; for executing which, the improvements made in casting that metal in moulds afford great facilities. By a judicious junction of cast and wrought iron, the ancient mode of enriching gates with flowers and other carved-like ornaments might be happily reintroduced.  
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:“1801. ''The published designs for '''gates''' are numerous'', especially those for iron '''gates'''; for executing which, the improvements made in casting that metal in moulds afford great facilities. By a judicious junction of cast and wrought iron, the ancient mode of enriching gates with flowers and other carved-like ornaments might be happily reintroduced.
:“1802. '''''Gates''' in garden-scenery'', where architectural elegance is not required to support character, simple or [[Rustic_style|rustic]] structures . . . wickets, turn-stiles, and even moveable or suspended rails, like the German ''schlagbaum'' . . . may be introduced according to the character of the scene.” [Fig. 11]  
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:“1802. '''''Gates''' in garden-scenery'', where architectural elegance is not required to support character, simple or [[Rustic_style|rustic]] structures. . . wickets, turn-stiles, and even moveable or suspended rails, like the German ''schlagbaum''. . . may be introduced according to the character of the scene.” [Fig. 11]  
  
  
 
*[[Webster, Noah]], 1828, ''An American Dictionary of the English Language'' (1828: 1:n.p.)<ref>Noah Webster, ''An American Dictionary of the English Language'', 2 vols. (New York: S. Converse, 1828), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/N7BSU467 view on Zotero].</ref>
 
*[[Webster, Noah]], 1828, ''An American Dictionary of the English Language'' (1828: 1:n.p.)<ref>Noah Webster, ''An American Dictionary of the English Language'', 2 vols. (New York: S. Converse, 1828), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/N7BSU467 view on Zotero].</ref>
:“'''GATE''', ''n''. [Sax. ''gate'', ''geat''; Ir. ''greata''; Scot. ''gait''; The Goth. ''gatwo'', Dan. ''gade'', Sw. ''gata'', G. ''gasse'', Sans. ''gaut'', is a way or street. In D. ''gat'' is a gap or channel. . . .]  
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:“'''GATE''', ''n''. [Sax. ''gate'', ''geat''; Ir. ''greata''; Scot. ''gait''; The Goth. ''gatwo'', Dan. ''gade'', Sw. ''gata'', G. ''gasse'', Sans. ''gaut'', is a way or street. In D. ''gat'' is a gap or channel. . .]  
:“1. A large door which gives entrance into a walled city, a castle, a [[temple]], palace or other large edifice. It differs from ''door'' chiefly in being larger. '''''Gate''''' signifies both the opening or passage, and the frame of boards, planks or timber which closes the passage.  
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:“1. A large door which gives entrance into a walled city, a castle, a [[temple]], palace or other large edifice. It differs from ''door'' chiefly in being larger. '''''Gate''''' signifies both the opening or passage, and the frame of boards, planks or timber which closes the passage.
:“2. A frame of timber which opens or closes a passage into any court, garden or other inclosed ground; also, the passage.  
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:“2. A frame of timber which opens or closes a passage into any court, garden or other inclosed ground; also, the passage.
:“3. The frame which shuts or stops the passage of water through a dam into a flume.  
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:“3. The frame which shuts or stops the passage of water through a dam into a flume.
:“4. An [[avenue]]; an opening; a way. ''Knolles''.”  
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:“4. An [[avenue]]; an opening; a way. ''Knolles''.”
  
  
 
*Hooper, Edward James, 1842, ''The Practical Farmer, Gardener and Housewife'' (1842: 129–30)<ref>Edward James Hooper, ''The Practical Farmer, Gardener and Housewife, or Dictionary of Agriculture, Horticulture, and Domestic Economy'' (Cincinnati, Ohio: George Conclin, 1842), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/2T83BDXR view on Zotero].</ref>
 
*Hooper, Edward James, 1842, ''The Practical Farmer, Gardener and Housewife'' (1842: 129–30)<ref>Edward James Hooper, ''The Practical Farmer, Gardener and Housewife, or Dictionary of Agriculture, Horticulture, and Domestic Economy'' (Cincinnati, Ohio: George Conclin, 1842), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/2T83BDXR view on Zotero].</ref>
 
:“'''GATES'''. In their construction the great object is to combine strength with lightness. The '''gate''' post should be very large for steadiness. The timber should be well seasoned. '''Gates''' should be light in the fore parts.”
 
:“'''GATES'''. In their construction the great object is to combine strength with lightness. The '''gate''' post should be very large for steadiness. The timber should be well seasoned. '''Gates''' should be light in the fore parts.”
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*Ranlett, William H., 1847–49, ''The Architect'' (1849: 2:43)<ref>William A. Ranlett, ''The Architect: A Series of Original Designs, for Domestic and Ornamental Cottages and Villas, Connected with Landscape Gardening, Adapted to the United States: Illustrated by Drawings of Ground Plots, Plans, Perspective Views, Elevations, Sections, and Details'', 2 vols. (New York: William H. Graham et al., 1847–49), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/K98PVCSJ view on Zotero.]</ref>
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:“PLATE 30.—Elevations and profiles of [[fence]]s in six different styles, drawn to a scale of 3/4 of an inch to a foot ; the balusters in Fig. 1,2,3, and 4,1/2 inches square ; Fig. 6, 3 inch by 3/4 in. ; the g[ ]te and corner pos s cased and capped—all thee intervening posts to be squared and made smooth for painting—the '''gates''' made like the frames, and hung by heavy straps, hooks and bol[ ]s and secured by spring latches.
  
  
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File:1726.jpg|James Gibbs, “Six Draughts of Peers for Gates,” in ''A Book of Architecture,'' (1728), pl. 88.
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Image:1726.jpg|James Gibbs, “Six Draughts of Peers for '''Gates''',” in ''A Book of Architecture,'' (1728), pl. 88.
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Image:0866.jpg|Anonymous, ''A [[View]] of the Orphan House taken from the Great Garden-'''Gate''' & Ground Platt of the Same'', 1739.
  
File:0866.jpg|Anonymous, ''A View of the Orphan House taken from the Great Garden-Gate & Ground Platt of the Same'', 1739.
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Image:1044.jpg|Bossenger Foster, Proposed Outbuildings for the Craigie Estate, December 24, 1791.
  
File:1044.jpg|Bossenger Foster, Proposed Outbuildings for the Craigie Estate, December 24, 1791.
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Image:1954.jpg|Andrew Craigie, Proposed Outbuildings for the Craigie Estate, December 11, 1791.
  
File:1954.jpg|Andrew Craigie, Proposed Outbuildings for the Craigie Estate, December 11, 1791.  
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Image:2249.jpg|Unknown, Derby Garden, [circa 1795–1799], Samuel McIntire Papers, MSS 264, flat file, plan 107. Courtesy of Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Rowley, MA.  
  
File:0095.jpg|Anonymous, “Plan of Mr. Derby[’s] Land,1800.
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Image:0412.jpg|[[Benjamin Henry Latrobe]], "Principal Story of a Military School," 1800.
  
File:0412.jpg|[[Benjamin Henry Latrobe]], Military academy. Principal story, floor plan, 1800.
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Image:0928.jpg|Charles Saunders, ''The survey of a tract of Land in Cambridge. And a perspective delineation of the Summer house theron'', Mathematical Thesis, 1802. "''from angle G to angle H a '''gateway'''''".
  
File:0933.jpg|R. W. Dickson, “Gates & Stiles,” in ''Practical Agriculture'', (1805), vol. 1, pl. 34, opp. 143.
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Image:0933.jpg|R. W. Dickson, “'''Gates''' & Stiles,” in ''Practical Agriculture'', (1805), vol. 1, pl. 34, opp. 143.
  
File:0969.jpg|[[Thomas Jefferson]], Plan of the grounds at Monticello, 1806.  
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Image:0969.jpg|[[Thomas Jefferson]], Plan of the grounds at [[Monticello]], 1806. "'''gate'''" inscribed to the left.
  
File:0414.jpg|[[Benjamin Henry Latrobe]], ''Plan of the west end of the public appropriation in the city of Washington, called the Mall, as proposed to be arranged for the site of the university'', 1816.
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Image:0414.jpg|[[Benjamin Henry Latrobe]], ''Plan of the west end of the public appropriation in the city of Washington, called the [[National Mall|Mall]], as proposed to be arranged for the site of the university'', 1816. '''Gate''' inscribed at center right.
  
File:1240.jpg|[[Benjamin Henry Latrobe]], ''Project for the Principal Gates of the Public Square at New Orleans'', c. 1819&ndash;20.
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Image:1240.jpg|[[Benjamin Henry Latrobe]], ''Project for the Principal '''Gates''' of the Public [[Square]] at New Orleans'', c. 1819—20.
  
File:0570.jpg|Georges-Henri-Victor Collot, ''Plan of Fort Erie'', in ''Voyage dans l'Amérique Septentrionale'' (Paris: A. Bertrand, 1826).
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Image:0570.jpg|Georges-Henri-Victor Collot, ''Plan of Fort Erie'', in ''Voyage dans l'Amérique Septentrionale'' (Paris: A. Bertrand, 1826).
  
File:1330.jpg|[[J. C. Loudon]], Examples of gates, in ''An Encyclopædia of Gardening,'' (1826), 353, figs. 319–21.
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Image:1330.jpg|[[J. C. Loudon]], Examples of '''gates''', in ''An Encyclopædia of Gardening,'' (1826), 353, figs. 319–21.
  
File:1811.jpg|[[J. C. Loudon]], A gate in a simple or rustic structure, in ''An Encyclopædia of Gardening,'' (1826), 354, fig. 326.
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Image:1811.jpg|[[J. C. Loudon]], A '''gate''' in a simple or [[Rustic style|rustic]] structure, in ''An Encyclopædia of Gardening,'' (1826), 354, fig. 326.
  
File:0904.jpg|William Struthers, ''Entrance Gate, Lodge & Plan'', 1842.
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Image:0904.jpg|William Struthers, ''Entrance '''Gate''', Lodge & Plan'', 1842.
  
File:0960.jpg|John J. Thomas, “Plan of a Garden,” in ''The Cultivator'' 9, no. 1 (January 1842): 22, fig. 8.
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Image:0960.jpg|John J. Thomas, “Plan of a Garden,” in ''Cultivator'' 9, no. 1 (January 1842): 22, fig. 8. "After passing the '''gate''', at ''b'' . . . A small '''gate''' is placed at ''n''. . . "
  
File:0823.jpg|Joshua Barney, ''Map of Hampton,'' 1843.  
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Image:0823.jpg|Joshua Barney, ''Map of Hampton,'' 1843. Courtesy: Hampton National Historic Site, National Park Service.
  
File:1048.jpg|Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Sketch of the Grounds of the Longfellow Estate, 1844.
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Image:1048.jpg|Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Sketch of the Grounds of the Longfellow Estate, 1844.
  
File:1002.jpg|Anonymous, ''Design for a Rustic Gate,'' in Rusticus, “Design for a Rustic Gate,” ''Horticulturist'' 1, no. 2 (August 1846): 73.
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Image:1002.jpg|Anonymous, ''Design for a [[Rustic style|Rustic]] '''Gate''','' in Rusticus, “Design for a Rustic '''Gate''',” ''Horticulturist'' 1, no. 2 (August 1846): 73.
  
File:0787.jpg|Frances Palmer, “Ground Plot,” in William H. Ranlett, ''The Architect'' (1851), vol. 2, pl. 29.
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Image:0787.jpg|[[Frances Palmer]], “Ground [[Plot]],” in William H. Ranlett, ''The Architect'' (1851), vol. 2, pl. 29. "M M M, '''gates''' made and hung to stone posts."
  
File:0788.jpg|Frances Palmer, Elevations and profiles of wood fences, in William H. Ranlett, ''The Architect'' (1851), vol. 2, pl. 30.
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Image:0788.jpg|[[Frances Palmer]], Elevations and profiles of wood [[fence]]s, in William H. Ranlett, ''The Architect'' (1851), vol. 2, pl. 30.
 
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File:0077.jpg|[[Thomas Jefferson]], Drawing for a gate in Chinese lattice at Monticello, c. 1771.  
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File:0077.jpg|[[Thomas Jefferson]], Drawing for a '''gate''' in Chinese lattice at [[Monticello]], c. 1771.
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File:0343.jpg|George Isham Parkyns, ''[[Mount Vernon]]'', 1795.
  
File:0036.jpg|Thomas Lee Shippen, Plan of Westover, 1783.
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File:0001.jpg|George Ropes, ''Salem [[Common]] on Training Day'', 1808.
  
File:0343.jpg|George Isham Parkyns, ''Mount Vernon'', 1795.
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File:0560.jpg|[[Charles Willson Peale]], Ground [[plot]] of [[Belfield]], 1810.
  
File:0408.jpg|David Leonard, ''A S. W. view of the College in Providence, together with the President’s House & Gardens'', c. 1795.
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File:1233.jpg|[[Anne-Marguerite Hyde de Neuville]], ''Entrance '''Gate''' to the White House Garden, Washington, D.C.'', 1818.
  
File:1030.jpg|Joseph Meigs, Copy of the Plan of the New Haven Burying Ground, 1797.
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File:1025.jpg|Anonymous, “Entrance to [[Mount Auburn Cemetery|Mount Auburn]],” in ''American Magazine of Useful and Entertaining Knowledge'' 1, no. 1 (September 1834): 9.
  
File:0022.jpg|Clarissa Deming, “Map of Deming Orchard,” after 1798.
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File:1148.jpg|William Strickland, Elevation of the Entrance to Laurel Hill [[Cemetery/Burying ground/Burial ground|Cemetery]], c. 1836.
  
File:0413.jpg|[[Benjamin Henry Latrobe]], ''North Elevation of a Military Academy'', 1800.
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File:1149.jpg|Thomas U. Walter, ''Plan of Entrance to Laurel Hill [[Cemetery/Burying ground/Burial ground|Cemetery]]'', May 14, 1836.  
  
File:0001.jpg|George Ropes, ''Salem Common on Training Day'', 1808.
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File:1239.jpg|George Washington Sully, ''[[View]] of the New Orleans River Front from [[Canal]] Street to the Place d’Armes'', 1836.
  
File:0560.jpg|[[Charles Willson Peale]], Ground plot of Belfield, 1810.  
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File:1239_detail.jpg|George Washington Sully, ''[[View]] of the New Orleans River Front from [[Canal]] Street to the Place d’Armes'', 1836. Detail of one of the gates depicted in the larger view.
  
File:1233.jpg|[[Anne-Marguerite-Henriette Rouillé de Marigny Hyde de Neuville]], ''Entrance Gate to the White House Garden, Washington, D.C.'', 1818.
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File:1142.jpg|John Caspar Wild, ''Laurel Hill [[Cemetery/Burying ground/Burial ground|Cemetery]], Philadelphia'', 1838.
  
File:1025.jpg|Anonymous, “Entrance to Mount Auburn,” in ''American Magazine of Useful and Entertaining Knowledge'' 1, no. 1 (September 1834): 9.  
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File:1304.jpg|John Warner Barber, “Entrance to [[Mount Auburn Cemetery]],” in ''Historical Collections'', (1844), 361.
  
File:1148.jpg|William Strickland, Elevation of the Entrance to Laurel Hill Cemetery, c. 1836.
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File:1146.jpg|John T. Hammond (engraver), ''Plan of the Laurel Hill [[Cemetery/Burying ground/Burial ground|Cemetery]], near Philadelphia'' [detail], c. 1845.
  
File:1149.jpg|Thomas U. Walter, ''Plan of Entrance to Laurel Hill Cemetery'', May 14, 1836.  
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File:1974.jpg|James Smillie, “Entrance to the [[Cemetery/Burying ground/Burial ground|Cemetery]],” in Cornelia W. Walter, ''[[Mount Auburn Cemetery|Mount Auburn]] Illustrated'' (1847; repr., 1850), title page.
  
File:1239.jpg|George Washington Sully, ''View of the New Orleans River Front from Canal Street to the Place d’Armes'', 1836.
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File:0351.jpg|[[A. J. Downing]], “Presidents Arch at the end of Penna Avenue,” 1851.
  
File:1145.jpg|Anonymous, “Ground Plan of Laurel Hill Cemetery,” in ''Statues of Old Mortality and His Pony, and of Sir Walter Scott'' (1839).
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File:1264.jpg|Henry Gritten, ''Springside: Center Circle'', 1852.
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File:1142.jpg|John Caspar Wild, ''Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia'', 1838.
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===Attributed===
  
File:1304.jpg|John Warner Barber, “Entrance to Mount Auburn Cemetery,” in ''Historical Collections'', (1844), 361.
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File:1146.jpg|John T. Hammond (engraver), ''Plan of the Laurel Hill Cemetery, near Philadelphia'' [detail], c. 1845.
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Image:0180.jpg|Anonymous, ''Fairhill, The [[Seat]] of Isaac Norris Esq.'', 18th century.
  
File:0007.jpg|Charles H. Wolf, attr., ''Pennsylvania Farmstead with Many Fences'', c. 1847
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Image:0405.jpg|Anonymous, Holly Hill, 18th century.
  
File:0350.jpg|[[Alexander Jackson Davis]], “View in the Grounds at Blithewood,” in [[A. J. Downing]], ''A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening'', (1849), frontispiece.
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Image:0463.jpg|Anonymous, Overmantle painting from Morattico Hall, 1715.
  
File:1974.jpg|James Smillie, “Entrance to the Cemetery,” in Cornelia W. Walter, ''Mount Auburn Illustrated. In highly finished line engraving, from drawings taken on the spot'' ([1847] 1850), title page.
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Image:1828.jpg|Stephen Switzer, Plan for “The Mannour of Paston,” in ''Ichnographia rustica'' (1718), fig. XII. Gate located at top center.
  
File:0351.jpg|[[A. J. Downing]], “Presidents Arch at the end of Penna Avenue,” 1851.
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Image:0003.jpg|William Dering, attr., ''Portrait of George Booth'', 1748-50.
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Image:0160.jpg|William Tennant, ''A North-West Prospect of Nassau Hall, with a Front [[View]] of the Presidents House in New-Jersey'', Princeton College, 1764.
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Image:0126.jpg|Eliza Coggeshall, Brick House with Flowers and Birds on [[Fence]], 1784.
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Image:0348.jpg|Anonymous, ''Landscape with Buildings'', c. 1775-1800.
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Image:0269.jpg|Ralph Earl, ''Daniel Boardman'', 1789.
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Image:0048.jpg|John Nancarrow, "Plan of the [[Seat]] of John Penn, jun:<sup>r</sup> Esq:<sup>r</sup> in Blockley Township and County of Philadelphia," c. 1785. A gate is visible near the point indicated with the letter "f".
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Image:0161.jpg|Jonathan Budington, ''[[View]] of the Cannon House and Wharf'', 1792.
  
File:1264.jpg|Henry Gritten, ''Springside: Center Circle'', 1852.
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Image:0278.jpg|Ralph Earl, ''Captain John Pratt (1753–1824)'', 1792.
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===Attributed===
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Image:0279.jpg|Ralph Earl, ''Oliver Ellsworth and Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth'', 1792.
  
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Image:0991.jpg|Samuel Hill, “[[View]] of the [[seat]] of the Hon. Moses Gill Esq. at Princeton, in the County of Worcester, Massa.<sup>ts</sup>,” in ''The Massachusetts Magazine'' 4, no. 11 (November 1792): pl. 18, opp. 648.
  
File:0180.jpg|Anonymous, ''Fairhill, The Seat of Isaac Norris Esq.'', 18th century.  
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Image:0027.jpg|Rufus Hathaway, ''A [[View]] of Mr. Joshua Winsor's House &c.'', 1793-95.
  
File:0405.jpg|Anonymous, Holly Hill, 18th century.  
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Image:0261.jpg|John Brewster, Jr., ''James Eldredge'', July 5, 1795.
  
File:0463.jpg|Anonymous, Overmantle painting from Morattico Hall, 1715.  
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Image:0408.jpg|David Leonard, ''A S. W. [[view]] of the College in Providence, together with the President’s House & Gardens'', c. 1795.
  
File:0003.jpg|William Dering, attr., ''Portrait of George Booth'', 1748&ndash;50.
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Image:2278.jpg|Joseph Steward, ''Colonel Jeremiah Halsey'', c. 1796.
  
File:0160.jpg|William Tennant, ''A North-West Prospect of Nassau Hall, with a Front View of the Presidents House in New-Jersey'', Princeton College, 1764.
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Image:0130.jpg|Anne Pope, Beige House, Birds Flying Over with Foreyard, 1796, in Sotheby’s New York, ''Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring'' (January 2012), p. 15.<ref name="Sothebys"></ref>
  
File:0126.jpg|Eliza Coggeshall, Brick House with Flowers and Birds on Fence, 1784.
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Image:1030.jpg|Joseph Meigs, Copy of the Plan of the New Haven [[Cemetery/Burying ground/Burial ground|Burying Ground]], 1797.
  
File:0348.jpg|Anonymous, ''Landscape with Buildings'', c. 1775&ndash;1800.
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Image:0022.jpg|Clarissa Deming, ''Map of Deming [[Orchard]]'', after 1798.
  
File:0269.jpg|Ralph Earl, ''Daniel Boardman'', 1789.
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Image:0280.jpg|Ralph Earl, Townscape of Bennington, 1798.
  
File:0048.jpg|John Nancarrow, ''Plan of the Seat of John Penn, jun:<sup>r</sup> Esq:<sup>r</sup> in Blockley Township and County of Philadelphia'', c. 1785.  
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Image:0176.jpg|Samuel B. Malcolm, The President’s House, 1798.
  
File:0161.jpg|Jonathan Budington, ''View of the Cannon House and Wharf'', 1792.
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Image:2063.jpg|Nathaniel Shober, Boys' School, 1798.
  
File:0278.jpg|Ralph Earl, ''Captain John Pratt (1753–1824)'', 1792.
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Image:0267.jpg|Charles Peale Polk, ''Mrs. Gerrard'', c. 1799.
  
File:0279.jpg|Ralph Earl, ''Oliver Ellsworth and Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth'', 1792.
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Image:0005.jpg|Amy Cox, attr., ''Box [[Grove]]'', c. 1800.
  
File:0991.jpg|Samuel Hill, “View of the seat of the Hon. Moses Gill Esq. at Princeton, in the County of Worcester, Massa.<sup>ts</sup>,” in ''The Massachusetts Magazine'' 4, no. 11 (November 1792): pl. 18, opp. 648.  
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Image:0135.jpg|Unknown, Gardiner Gilman House Overmantel c. 1800.
  
File:0261.jpg|John Brewster, Jr., ''James Eldredge'', July 5, 1795.
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Image:0165_2.jpg|Jonathan Budington or Dr. Francis Forgue, attr., ''[[View]] of Main Street in Fairfield, Connecticut'', c. 1800.
  
File:0277.jpg|Joseph Steward, ''Colonel Jeremiah Halsey'', c. 1796.
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Image:0729.jpg|William Russell Birch, ''Entrance to Springland'', c. 1800.
  
File:0130.jpg|Anne Pope, Beige House, Birds Flying Over with Foreyard, 1796.
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Image:0413.jpg|[[Benjamin Henry Latrobe]], ''North Elevation of a Military Academy'', 1800.
  
File:0176.jpg|Samuel B. Malcolm, The President’s House, 1798.
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Image:0173.jpg|Anonymous, Overmantel from the Bannister house, c. 1800—20.
  
File:0280.jpg|Ralph Earl, Townscape of Bennington, 1798.
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Image:1682.jpg|Anonymous, ''New England Country [[Seat]]'', c. 1800—20.
  
File:0267.jpg|Charles Peale Polk, ''Mrs. Gerrard'', c. 1799.
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Image:0273.jpg|Ralph Earl, ''Thomas Earle'', 1800.
  
File:0005.jpg|Amy Cox, attr., ''Box Grove'', c. 1800.
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Image:0471.jpg|Anonymous (artist), George Hayward (lithographer), ''[[Vauxhall Garden]] 1803'', 1856.
  
File:0135.jpg|Unknown, Gardiner Gilman House Overmantel c. 1800.  
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Image:0123.jpg|Rebecca Couch, ''Connecticut House'', c. 1805.
  
File:0165.jpg|Jonathan Budington or Dr. Francis Forgue, attr., ''View of Main Street in Fairfield, Connecticut'', c. 1800.
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Image:0195.jpg|Francis Guy, ''Bolton, [[view]] from the South'', c. 1805.
  
File:0729.jpg|William Russell Birch, ''Entrance to Springland'', c. 1800.
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Image:0203.jpg|Francis Guy, ''Perry Hall from the northwest'', c. 1805.
  
File:0173.jpg|Anonymous, Overmantel from the Bannister house, c. 1800&ndash;20.
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Image:0742.jpg|William Russell Birch, ''Design for a Garden for George Reed, New Castle, Delaware'', c. 1805.
  
File:1682.jpg|Anonymous, ''New England Country Seat'', c. 1800&ndash;20.
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Image:0208.jpg|Francis Guy, ''[[Mount]] Deposit from the North'', 1805.
  
File:0273.jpg|Ralph Earl, ''Thomas Earle'', 1800.
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Image:0124.jpg|Jane Shearer, Brick House with [[Terrace/Slope|Terraces]], 1806, in Sotheby’s New York, ''Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring'' (January 2012), p. 80<ref name="Sothebys">Sotheby’s New York, ''Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries'' (January 2012), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/keywords_in_early_american_landscape_design/items/itemKey/I9SQRZDH view on Zotero].</ref>
  
File:0471.jpg|Anonymous (artist), George Hayward (lithographer), ''Vauxhall Garden 1803'', 1803.
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Image:0125.jpg|Mary Antrim, Brick House with Two Foreyards and Animals, 1807. Two '''gates''' can be seen on either side of the brick house.
  
File:0123.jpg|Rebecca Couch, ''Connecticut House'', c. 1805.
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Image:0326.jpg|William Russell Birch, “The [[View]] from Springland,” in ''The Country [[seat]]s of the United States of North America'' (1808), pl. 2.
  
File:0195.jpg|Francis Guy, ''Bolton, view from the South'', c. 1805.
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Image:0669.jpg|Cornelius Tiebout, after John James Barralet, ''[[View]] of the Water Works at Centre [[Square]] Philadelphia'', c. 1812.
  
File:0203.jpg|Francis Guy, ''Perry Hall from the northwest'', c. 1805.
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Image:0122.jpg|Abigail Warren (possibly), ''Part of the Town of Chelmsford'', Massachusetts, c. 1813. A gate is on the right of the top house on the left.
  
File:0742.jpg|William Russell Birch, ''Design for a Garden for George Reed, New Castle, Delaware'', c. 1805.
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Image:0172.jpg|Susanna Heebner (attr.), ''House with Six-Bed Garden'', 1818.
  
File:0208.jpg|Francis Guy, ''Mount Deposit from the North'', 1805.
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Image:0020.jpg|Janika de Fériet, ''The Hermitage'', c. 1820.
  
File:0124.jpg|Jane Shearer, Brick House with Terraces, 1806.
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Image:1015.jpg|George Flower, ''Park House, Albion, Edwards County, Illinois—Home of George Flower'', c. 1820.
  
File:0125.jpg|Mary Antrim, Brick House with Two Foreyards and Animals, 1807.
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Image:1130.jpg|Marie L. Pilsbury, Louisiana [[Plantation]] Scene, 1820.
  
File:0326.jpg|William Russell Birch, “The View from Springland,” in ''The Country seats of the United States of North America'' (1808), pl. 2.
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Image:0157.jpg|[[Anne-Marguerite Hyde de Neuville]], ''Washington City'', 1821.
  
File:0669.jpg|Cornelius Tiebout, after John James Barralet, ''View of the Water Works at Centre Square Philadelphia'', c. 1812.
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Image:0184.jpg|Caroline Betts, ''A [[View]] of Col. Lincoln’s [[Seat]], Casnovia [sic]'', c. 1821.
  
File:0122.jpg|Abigail Warren (possibly), ''Part of the Town of Chelmsford'', Massachusetts, c. 1813.
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Image:0121.jpg|Alexander Francis, ''Ralph Wheelock’s Farm'', c. 1822.
  
File:0172.jpg|Susanna Heebner (attr.), ''House with Six-Bed Garden'', 1818.
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Image:0038.jpg|Arthur J. Stansbury, ''City Hall [[Park]] From the Northwest Corner of Broadway and Chambers Street'', c. 1825.
  
File:0129.jpg|Dorcas Berry, White House, 1818.
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Image:0457.jpg|Anonymous, The [[Plantation]], c. 1825.
  
File:0020.jpg|Janika de Fériet, ''The Hermitage'', c. 1820.
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Image:0561.jpg|Anonymous, ''St. Joseph’s near Emmettsburg'', c. 1825.
  
File:1015.jpg|George Flower, ''Park House, Albion, Edwards County, Illinois—Home of George Flower'', c. 1820.
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Image:0053.jpg|[[Alexander Jackson Davis]], Castle Garden, N. York, c. 1825—1828. Gate is seen on the left.
  
File:1130.jpg|Marie L. Pilsbury, Louisiana Plantation Scene, 1820.
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Image:1331.jpg|[[J. C. Loudon]], Examples of Treillage-Work, in ''An Encyclopædia of Gardening'' (1826), 355, fig. 328.
  
File:0157.jpg|[[Anne-Marguerite-Henriette Rouillé de Marigny Hyde de Neuville]], ''Washington City'', 1821.
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Image:0675.jpg|Anthony Imbert after Alexander Jackson Davis, ''[[View]] of the Battery and Castle Garden'', 1826-28.
  
File:0184.jpg|Caroline Betts, ''A View of Col. Lincoln’s Seat, Casnovia [sic]'', c. 1821.
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Image:1280.jpg|John Rubens Smith, ''[East front of the United States Capitol]'', c. 1828.
  
File:0121.jpg|Alexander Francis, ''Ralph Wheelock’s Farm'', c. 1822.
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Image:0179.jpg|Anonymous, ''The Mill'', c. 1830.
  
File:0038.jpg|Arthur J. Stansbury, ''City Hall Park From the Northwest Corner of Broadway and Chambers Street'', c. 1825.
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Image:0424.jpg|[[Alexander Jackson Davis]], Ithiel Town, and James Dakin, ''New York University, Washington [[Square]]'', 1833.
  
File:0457.jpg|Anonymous, The Plantation, c. 1825.
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Image:1458.jpg|Henry Cheever Pratt, ''The House of Gardiner Greene'', c. 1834.
  
File:0561.jpg|Anonymous, ''St. Joseph’s near Emmettsburg'', c. 1825.
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Image:0437.jpg|Robert Street, ''George Washington Deal'', 1834.
  
File:0053.jpg|[[Alexander Jackson Davis]], Castle Garden, N. York, c. 1825&ndash;1828.  
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Image:1234.jpg|John Vanderlyn, ''George Washington'', 1834. Entrance gate seen in distance.
  
File:1331.jpg|[[J. C. Loudon]], Examples of Treillage-Work, in ''An Encyclopædia of Gardening'' (1826), 355, fig. 328.
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Image:1259.jpg|John Notman, ''Plan of the Lauren Hill [[Cemetery]]. Near Philadelphia'', 1839. Gateway to Laurel Hill.
  
File:0675.jpg|Anthony Imbert after Alexander Jackson Davis, ''View of the Battery and Castle Garden'', 1826&ndash;28.
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File:1145.jpg|Anonymous, “Ground Plan of Laurel Hill [[Cemetery/Burying ground/Burial ground|Cemetery]],” in ''[[Statue]]s of Old Mortality and His Pony, and of Sir Walter Scott'' (1839).
  
File:1280.jpg|John Rubens Smith, ''[East front of the United States Capitol]'', c. 1828.
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Image:1118.jpg|W. H. Bartlett, “Undercliff Near Cold-Spring. (The [[Seat]] of General George P. Morris),” in Nathaniel Parker Willis, ''American Scenery; or, Land, [[Lake]] and River Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature'' (1840), vol. 2, pl. 11.
  
File:0179.jpg|Anonymous, ''The Mill'', c. 1830.
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Image:1193.jpg|David J. Kennedy, ''McAran’s Garden'', 1840. A gate is seen on the far side of the garden, at center.  
  
File:0424.jpg|Alexander Jackson Davis, Ithiel Town, and James Dakin, ''New York University, Washington Square'', 1833.
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Image:0483.jpg|Anonymous, ''Croton Water Celebration 1842'', 1842.
  
File:1458.jpg|Henry Cheever Pratt, ''The House of Gardiner Greene'', c. 1834.
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Image:0903.jpg|M. Schmitz (artist), Thomas S. Sinclair (lithographer), John B. Colahan (surveyor), ''Map of Washington [[Square]], Philadelphia'', 1843.
  
File:0437.jpg|Robert Street, ''George Washington Deal'', 1834.
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Image:0616.jpg|John Warner Barber, “Western [[view]] of Washington [[Square]], Salem,” in ''Historical Collections'' (1844), 225.
  
File:1234.jpg|John Vanderlyn, ''George Washington'', 1834.
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Image:1146b.jpg|John T. Hammond (engraver), ''Plan of the Laurel Hill Cemetery, near Philadelphia'' [detail], c. 1845.
  
File:1259.jpg|John Notman, Gateway to Laurel Hill, 1839.
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Image:1946.jpg|Anonymous, Residence of John Quincy Adams, Quincy, Massachusetts, 1846
  
File:1118.jpg|W. H. Bartlett, “Undercliff Near Cold-Spring. (The Seat of General George P. Morris),in Nathaniel Parker Willis, ''American Scenery; or, Land, Lake and River Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature'' (1840), vol. 2, pl. 11.  
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Image:1079.jpg|George W. Stilwell and Cornell & Jackson, Patterns of railings at Greenwood [[Cemetery/Burying ground/Burial ground|Cemetery]], in Nehemiah Cleaveland, ''Green-Wood Illustrated'' (1847), pl. after 94.
  
File:1193.jpg|David J. Kennedy, ''McAran’s Garden'', 1840.
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Image:0007.jpg|Charles H. Wolf, attr., ''Pennsylvania Farmstead with Many [[Fence]]s'', c. 1847
  
File:0483.jpg|Anonymous, ''Croton Water Celebration 1842'', 1842.
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Image:1011.jpg|Anonymous (artist) and H. Austin (architect), ''Entrance to the [[Cemetery/Burying ground/Burial ground|Cemetery]] at New Haven,'' in Louisa C. Tuthill, ''History of Architecture'' (1848), 336, pl. 33.
  
File:0903.jpg|M. Schmitz (artist), Thomas S. Sinclair (lithographer), John B. Colahan (surveyor), ''Map of Washington Square, Philadelphia'', 1843.
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Image:1943.jpg|Godfrey N. Frankenstein, ''Portrait of "The Old House" residence of John Adams and John Quincy Adams Adams'', 1849.
  
File:0616.jpg|John Warner Barber, “Western view of Washington Square, Salem,” in ''Historical Collections'' (1844), 225.
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Image:0476.jpg|James Smillie (artist), Sarony & Major (printers), ''[[View]] of Union Park, New York, from the head of Broadway'', 1849.
  
File:1303.jpg|John Warner Barber, “North-western view in the central part of the Village of Roxbury,” in ''Historical Collections'' (1844), 483.
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Image:1139.jpg|Edwin Whitefield, ''[[View]] of Hartford, CT. From the Deaf and Dumb Asylum'', 1849.
  
File:1079.jpg|George W. Stilwell and Cornell & Jackson, Patterns of railings at Greenwood Cemetery, in Nehemiah Cleaveland, ''Green-Wood Illustrated'' (1847), pl. after 94.
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Image:0614.jpg|T. Illman after J. Davis, ''Hancock House Boston'', c. 1850.
  
File:1011.jpg|Anonymous (artist) and H. Austin (architect), ''Entrance to the Cemetery at New Haven,'' in Louisa C. Tuthill, ''History of Architecture'' (1848), 336, pl. 33.
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Image:0446.jpg|Joseph Goodhue Chandler, ''Charles H. Sisson'', 1850. Gate is seeing on right hand side.
  
File:0476.jpg|James Smillie (artist), Sarony & Major (printers), ''View of Union Park, New York, from the head of Broadway'', 1849.
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Image:0491.jpg|Edward Sachse, ''Baltimore'', 1850. A '''gate''' is visible in front of the column as part of the fence.
  
File:1139.jpg|Edwin Whitefield, ''View of Hartford, CT. From the Deaf and Dumb Asylum'', 1849.
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Image:1232.jpg|Orsamus Turner, Life Cycle of a Pioneer Woodsman (“Third Sketch of the Pioneer”), in ''Pioneer History of the Holland Purchase'' (1850), opp. 565.
  
File:0614.jpg|T. Illman after J. Davis, ''Hancock House Boston'', c. 1850.
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Image:1282.jpg|Augustus Köllner, “Capitol (west side),c. 1850.
  
File:0446.jpg|Joseph Goodhue Chandler, ''Charles H. Sisson'', 1850.
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Image:1625.jpg|Anonymous, "Entrance Gate," ''Horticulturist,'' Vol. 7, No. 9 (September 1, 1852), pl. opp. 393.
  
File:0491.jpg|Edward Sachse, ''Baltimore'', 1850.
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Image:0420.jpg|Anonymous, “Franklin College, in Athens, Georgia” in ''Gleason’s Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion'' 6, no. 19 (May 13, 1854): 297.
  
File:1232.jpg|Orsamus Turner, Life Cycle of a Pioneer Woodsman (“Third Sketch of the Pioneer”), in ''Pioneer History of the Holland Purchase'' (1850), opp. 565.
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Image:1009.jpg|Anonymous, ''Homestead of Humphrey H. Nye, New Bedford'', 1860—65.
  
File:1282.jpg|Augustus Köllner, “Capitol (west side),” c. 1850.
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Image:0086.jpg|[[Benjamin Henry Latrobe]], “Greenspring, home of William Ludwell Lee, James City County, Virginia,” n.d.
  
File:0420.jpg|Anonymous, “Franklin College, in Athens, Georgia” in ''Gleason’s Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion'' 6, no. 19 (May 13, 1854): 297.
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Image:0113.jpg|Mary Blades, Woodbury, c. 1840.
  
File:1009.jpg|Anonymous, ''Homestead of Humphrey H. Nye, New Bedford'', 1860&ndash;65.
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Image:0458.jpg|Benjamin Henry Latrobe, ''Sketch of Col'l. John Mayo's house at the Hermitage near Richmond, Virginia'', 1797. The gate can be seen to the far right of the image.  
 
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See also: Fence, Wall

History

Ubiquitous in the American landscape, fences, walls, and hedges required openings or passages. As Noah Webster (1828) stated, a gate could refer to either the opening or the elements fitted into it. A distinction was sometimes made identifying a gateway as the opening and a gate as the elements that closed the opening. The terms, however, were often interchangeable. The gate and gateway served both practical and symbolic functions in landscape design and were related to other features, such as special stairs, stiles, posts, or turnstiles that regulated access to pedestrian or horse traffic. The positioning of these features was an essential part of a landscape design’s circulation pattern, as well as its visual organization. As a barrier, the gate or gateway provided protection and privacy, and as a passageway it provided access and control of foot and vehicular traffic. But such access points also signified the social importance of entrances and passageways, whether to an estate (as at Montgomery Place in Dutchess County, New York) or a holy ground (as at the “holy mount” in New Lebanon, New York). In the landscape design of residences, the gate or gateway often presented visitors with their first impression of an estate and conveyed the passage between public and private realms. When, in 1720, William Byrd II greeted honored guests at Westover, Virginia, on the James River, he “received them at the outer gate.” In images of residences, the gate was often placed in the foreground of the picture and was often shown open, possibly as a symbol of hospitality. In both public and private landscapes, the gate was often sited on the central axis of a building, marking the main approach, framing the building’s front façade and doorway, and directing views from the house into the distant landscape. A gate both enabled and marked the transition from one area to another, such as between yards devoted to different activities, between a work space and a more ornamental garden or front lawn, or between different sections of a garden.

Fig. 1, Arthur J. Stansbury, City Hall Park From the Northwest Corner of Broadway and Chambers Street, c. 1825.
Fig. 2, Anonymous, New England Country Seat, c. 1800–20.
Fig. 3, R. W. Dickson, “Gates & Stiles,” in Practical Agriculture (1805), vol. 1, pl. 34, opp. 143.
Fig. 4, Thomas Jefferson, Drawing for a gate in Chinese lattice at Monticello, c. 1771.

In spaces such as parks, public gardens, and commons, gates marked public entrances. Samuel McIntire’s design (1802) for the west gate of Washington Square in Salem, Massachusetts, included a wooden archway with a carved gilded eagle resting atop a medallion of Gen. George Washington. In 1790, at Gray’s Garden in Philadelphia the public similarly entered though “an elegant arched gate. . . guarded by the figure of a satyr.” A watercolor painting of City Hall Park in New York around 1825 depicts two gates in the iron fence that are noteworthy not only for their elaborate gateposts but also because they are mounted on wheels to facilitate movement [Fig. 1].

Fig. 5, William Dering, attr., Portrait of George Booth, 1748–50.

Depending on its context, gate or gateway design ranged from simple utility to elaborate ornamentation [Fig. 2]. J. C. Loudon's 1826 discussion of the gate exemplified the range of possible styles and materials. Whatever the style, the construction of a gate necessitated a balance between strength and lightness so that it might serve this purpose with a minimum of support. According to Loudon, a gate placed between pastures or animal yards needed only to be a simple wooden frame and boards strong enough to restrain the animals. In contrast, Benjamin Henry Latrobe's 1798 plan for the State Penitentiary in Richmond, Virginia, included specifications for a gate of the “utmost highth.”

Fig. 6, Marie L. Pilsbury, Louisiana Plantation Scene, 1820.
Fig. 7, William Struthers, Entrance Gate, Lodge & Plan, 1842.

The decorative treatment of gates varied, as Loudon noted, “according to the character of the scene,” and there were numerous published designs for a variety of styles [Fig. 3]. Thomas Jefferson drew a gate [Fig. 4] inspired by the Chinese lattice popularized in books such as William Chambers’s Dissertation on Oriental Gardening (1772).[1] Mount Auburn and Lowell Cemeteries in Massachusetts, and New Haven Burying Ground in Connecticut, included entrance gates in an Egyptian style whose “imposing. . . massiveness” and “eternal duration” were symbolically appropriate for the sites. In contrast, C. M. Hovey in 1841 criticized the gate at Downing's residence for its “grecian” style because it contrasted to the Gothic architecture of the main house. Highly visible gates made suitable niches or platforms for statuary, urns, crests or other decorative sculpture and carving. In Boston in 1721 Judge Samuel Sewall decorated his gate leading to the street with carved cherubim heads. Latrobe reported in 1806 that an Italian sculptor was at work on a “Free Eagle” and “Colossal” for the Navy Yard in Washington, DC. William Dering’s 1754 portrait of George Booth depicted the sitter in front of a grand entrance gate flanked by statues [Fig. 5].[2] With the development of cast iron, decorative work on gates, such as those for rural cemetery family plots at Mount Auburn and at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, became more affordable and abundant (see Fence and Statue).

Gates were often painted in colors contrasting with an adjacent wall or fence. As Humphry Repton noted, this treatment emphasized the principle entrance gate, assuring that “no one may mistake it.” Marie L. Pilsbury’s Louisiana Plantation Scene (c. 1830) shows how painted gates stood out in the landscape [Fig. 6].

The gates of large estates, institutions, and rural cemeteries sometimes also incorporated a lodge or gatehouse such as those illustrated by William Struthers (1842) [Fig. 7], and described by James Thatcher (1830) at Hyde Park and Thomas Kirkbride (1848) at the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane in Philadelphia. In addition to their enhancement of the entranceway, these gate lodges served as residences for the gatekeeper.[3]

Elizabeth Kryder-Reid


Texts

Usage

  • Byrd, William, II, August 9, 1720, describing Westover, seat of William Byrd II, on the James River, VA (1958: 437)[4]
“I got everything in great order long before the Governor came. . . and there came with him Colonel Ludwell, the Secretary and his son, and John Randolph. I received them at the outer gate and about six we went to dinner and had four dishes of courses.”


  • Sewall, Judge Samuel, January 21, 1721, describing his garden in Boston, MA (quoted in Lockwood 1931: 1:27)[5]
“Quickly after the wind rose to a prodigious height. . . It blew down the southernmost of my cherubim’s heads at the Street Gates.”


  • Ball, Joseph, February 1734, describing a property in Virginia (Library of Congress, Joseph Ball Letterbook)
“I would have a new Great Gate made out of the Stuff that I have ready Sav’d for that purpose: The Back & fore parts, that the the [sic] bars are to be mortois’d into, to be of Locust; which must be faln, and ly to Season awhile, to keep it from splitting. And let it be Cross-brac’d, and pinn’d Cleaverly to keep it from Saging; and let there be a Good Latch & Catch put as Low as the old one, to keep it fast, that hogs may neither go in nor out: and give charge, that it be always kept Shut: and indeed it must be so hung as the old one was, and kept Greas’d, that it may Shut itself. And I would have the old Gate, hinges and all, well mended and sent up into the Forrest, and well hung there, with the posts Large, and a Crosspeice at top; and sat, at least, three foot in the Ground; and well [illeg.] and a Large Cill laid in the Ground; the upper Side not to be above two Inches above Ground.”


  • Bartram, John, July 18, 1739, describing Westover, seat of William Byrd II, on the James River, VA (1992: 121)[6]
“Col Byrd is very prodigal in Gates roads walks hedges & seeders [cedars] trimed finely & A little green house with 2 or 3 [orange] trees. . .”


  • Anonymous, 1769, describing in the Chester Parish Vestry Book a parish churchyard in Kent County, MD (quoted in Lounsbury 1994: 158)[7]
“[A carpenter was] to make one good framed double gate each frame with good pine paling the said Gate to be hung to good locust posts with good iron hinges with an iron latch and ketch.”


  • Constantia [Judith Sargent Murray], June 24, 1790, “Description of Gray’s Gardens, Pennsylvania” (Massachusetts Magazine 3: 414)[8]
“If we proceed straight forward, we pass through an elegant arched gate, which seems to be guarded by the figure of a satyr, extremely well painted.”


“The front Walls were built as high as the Ground line, and considerable progress had been made in erecting the Gate. . . The Gateway is carried up to its utmost highth, and will be perfectly finished during the winter. It contains two lodges for a porter and Guards, and on each Wing, a bath and storeroom, on the East for the Women, on the West, for the Men.”


  • Bentley, William, 18 May 1802, describing Salem Common (later Washington Square), Salem, MA (1962: 2:431)[9]
“18. . . . It is said that it is agreed to call the Common, which now is almost levelled [sic]& railled [sic], Washington Square. This is better than walking in common.
“21. Mr. Hunt has succeeded in levelling the Common. The Subscription is not sufficient to answer all demands & is to be renewed. Col. Derby deserves all praise.
“22. Subscription for elegant gates to the Washington Square, alias Common.”


“A gate at the entrance of the garden, having a green house below.”


  • Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1806, describing a sculpture created for the Navy Yard, Washington, DC (quoted in Lounsbury 1994: 158)[7]
“[Italian sculptor Franzoni is] now engaged in a Free Eagle, also Colossal for the Gate of the Navy Yard.”


“A common post & rail fence, [not in sight from the house,] winds from the public road gate, & joins to the garden fence, which is a double sloped ditch, with a low fence of posts & 3 rails. . .
“. . . One is led into the garden from the portico, to the east or lefthand. or from the park, by a small gate contiguous to the house, traversing this walk, one sees many beauties of the landscape—also a fine statue, symbol of Winter, & age,—& a spacious Conservatory about 200 yards to the West of the Mansion.”


  • Hening, William Waller, 1819–23, describing an act of the Virginia General Assembly (quoted in Lounsbury 1994: 158)[7]
“[A 1667 act of the Virginia General Assembly required] that every person haveing a plantation shall, at the most plaine and convenient path that leades to his house, make a gate in his ffence for the convenience of passage of man and horse to his house about their occasions at the discretion of the owners.”


  • Silliman, Martha Trumbull, September 1, 1821, describing Monte Video, property of Daniel Wadsworth, Avon, CT (quoted in Saunders and Raye 1981: 20)[11]
“The place is a great deal handsomer than I expected. The buildings are all Gothic. First there is Uncles beautiful house; 2d the tower, 3d the cottage & the barns 4th the boat house & 5th the bathing house 6th a grape house 7th an ice house & 8th the bee house & a Gothic gate.”


  • Douglass, Frederick, 1825, describing Wye House, estate of Col. Edward Lloyd, Talbot County, MD (1855; repr., 1987: 47)[12]
“The carriage entrance to the house was a large gate, more than a quarter of a mile distant from it.”


  • Mitchell, T., March 10, 1826, describing Hermitage, estate of Andrew Jackson, Nashville, TN (Hermitage Collections, Andrew Jackson Papers)
“To Repairing Garden 106 pannels
at 37 1/2 cents pr pannel
Making Garden Gate $39.75
7.50
45.25


  • Galt, William R., Fall 1828, describing Hermitage, estate of Andrew Jackson, Nashville, TN (Hermitage Collections, Andrew Jackson Papers)
“We reached the Hermitage at about one o’clock P.M. We rode up to the gate, which was opened by a servant, who took our horses, directing us to go straight to the front door of the Great House. . . The approach to the Hermitage was by no means picturesque. There were two gates, a broad one for carriages, and a narrow one, to the east of the former, for men on horseback or wayfarers. As travelers approached from the South, they could see only the upper tier of windows of the Hermitage, the rest of the house being concealed from view by a rising ground in front.”


  • Thacher, James, December 3, 1830, “An Excursion on the Hudson,” describing Hyde Park, seat of David Hosack, on the Hudson River, NY (New England Farmer 9: 156)[13]
“From the turnpike road there are two gates of entrance into the premises, about half a mile from each other, and a porter’s lodge is connected with each gate. . . The entrance gate is finished in a very neat and imposing style of architecture. Mr Thompson of New York, is the skilful [sic] architect employed in the construction of these buildings. The south lodge, connected with a neat gateway, with the improvements of the surrounding grounds, present a very picturesque appearance.”


  • Dearborn, H. A. S., September 30, 1831, describing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA (quoted in Ward 1831: 46–47)[14]
“Models and drawings of the Egyptian gateways, and of a Gothic tower, and a Grecian tower, one of which is proposed to be erected on the highest hill, have been made, and are offered for examination. . .
“As the tract which has been solemnly consecrated, by religious ceremonies, as a burial-place forever, is so abundantly covered with forest trees, many of which are more than sixty years old, it only requires. . . gateways and appropriate edifices erected, to put the grounds in a sufficiently complete state for the uses designed, and to render them at once beautiful and interesting.”


  • Latrobe, John H. B., 4 August 1832, describing Montpelier, plantation of James Madison, Montpelier Station, VA (quoted in Semmes 1917: 239)[15]
“Mr. Madison resides about five miles from the Court House. . . You leave the Piedmont road about a mile from Montpelier and, turning to the left, pass through a dense forest for a considerable distance and until you descry at the end of a straight alley in the wood a high red gate, hung upon white posts. Entering this, you find yourself in a clearing, surrounded on all sides by the forest, and perhaps a quarter of a mile in diameter. Close against the opposite woods, you see the mansion of Mr. Madison. . . You now pass through a very large field. . . Another red gate admits you into the plantation, which more immediately belongs to the establishment. Stopping at a small gate in a very handsome paling, you ascend the gravel walk and find yourself under the portico of Montpelier.”


  • Ingraham, Joseph Holt, 1835, describing the villas and gardens along the Mississippi River (1835: 1:230)[16]
“An hour’s drive. . . brought us in front of a charming residence situated at the head of a broad, gravelled avenue, bordered by lemon and orange trees, forming in the heat of summer, by arching naturally overhead, a cool and shady promenade. We drew up at the massive gate-way and alighted.”


  • Hovey, C. M. (Charles Mason), November 1841, “Select Villa Residences,” describing Highland Place, estate of A. J. Downing, Newburgh, NY (Magazine of Horticulture 7: 406)[17]
“Commencing at the entrance gate, which we shall only stop to find fault with for the want of keeping in its Grecian style, with the Gothic architecture of the house, we pass by the flower garden, green-house, and a portion of the pleasure-ground, and arrive at the house.”


  • W., February 1842, describing Lowell Cemetery, Lowell, MA (Magazine of Horticulture 8: 50)[18]
“The plan of the gateway is designed upon the ancient Egyptian style of architecture, consisting of an elevation similar on both sides, which serve as gate piers, to which are hung gates folding in the centre. Each pier rests upon a base about five feet square, surmounted with a plain massive capital; the height of the elevation, from the ground to the apex of the wreathed head of the capitals, is twenty feet: upon the interior face of these piers, and next the gate, are pilasters supporting the Egyptian arch, which is twelve feet wide.”


  • Anonymous, 28 July 1842, “Words of a Solomon and Sacred Roll. . . ,” describing New Lebanon, NY (Western Reserve Historical Society, Shaker Manuscript Collection)
“Upon my holy Mount there shall be two large gates, 12 feet wide. And the entrance upon the holy ground I will now change; for my holy & sacred ground must be a place of perfect order, beauty and neatness.
“The place for the congregation to enter shall be in the middle of the west end; here they shall enter the most holy ground and proceed to the altar brethren. . . The other gate shall be at the South east corner; this shall also be twelve feet wide. And it is my will, that those of the gathering order prepare and make these places of entrance upon my holy ground, for they stand as the door for souls to enter my holy and purifying work.”


Fig. 8, Anonymous, Design for a Rustic Gate, in Rusticus [pseud.], “Design for a Rustic Gate,” Horticulturist 1, no. 2 (August 1846): 73.
  • Rusticus [pseud.], August 1846, “Design for a Rustic Gate” (Horticulturist 1: 72)[19]
“Dear Sir—I send you a little sketch of a rustic gate which I have erected this season, and which, though very simple, has been a good deal admired by those who have seen it.
“The roof, or canopy over it, is, as I have ascertained in a previous case, a most useful addition, since by guarding the gate itself to a considerable degree from the storms, it prevents it from getting out of repair.
“This gate stands at an angle in the boundary lines, at the entrance to a little wood. Its rustic and sylvan character agrees well with the situation in which it stands.” [Fig. 8]


Fig. 9, James Smillie, “Entrance to the Cemetery,” in Cornelia W. Walter, Mount Auburn Illustrated (1847; repr., 1850), title page.
  • Cleaveland, Nehemiah, 1847, describing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA (1847: 17–18)[20]
“Originally the portal was of wood, rough-cast, in imitation of stone, and the connected paling on either side was of wood also. The lofty entrance-gate has now been reconstructed, in granite, in the same style of architecture as at first—the Egyptian—and it presents to the beholder an imposing structure, the very massiveness and complete workmanship of which, insures an almost eternal duration. It is less heavy, however, than the common examples of that style.” [Fig. 9]


“On the east it [the natural boundary of the estate] touches the post road. Here is the entrance gate, and from it leads a long and stately avenue of trees, like the approach to an old French chateau.”


“The entrance to the enclosure is through a handsome gate-way, on the west side of which is the Gate-keeper’s Lodge, and on the opposite side is a room for laying out the dead, access to which may be had from within as well as from without the pleasure grounds.”


Citations

  • Johnson, Samuel, 1755, A Dictionary of the English Language (1755: 1:n.p.)[23]
GATE. n.s. [. . . Saxon.] . . .
“2. A frame of timber upon hinges to give a passage into inclosed grounds. . .
“3. An avenue; an opening.”


  • Repton, Humphry, 1803, Observations on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening (1803: 13, 144, 147–48)[24]
“The entrance gate should not be visible from the mansion, unless it opens into a court yard. . .
“If the entrance to a park be made from a town or village, the gate may with great propriety be distinguished by an arch. . .
“As an entrance near a town, I prefer close wooden gates, for the sake of privacy, except where the view is only into a wood, and not into the open lawn.
“The gates should be of iron, or close boards, if hanging to piers of stone or brick work; otherwise an open or common field gate of wood appears mean, or as if only a temporary expedient.
“If the gates are of iron, the posts or piers ought to be conspicuous, because an iron gate hanging to an iron pier of the same colour, is almost invisible; and the principle entrance to a park should be so marked that no one may mistake it.
“If the entrance gate be wood, it should for the same reason be painted white, and its form should rather tend to shew its construction, than aim at fanciful ornament of Chinese, or Gothic.”


“1712. Entrance lodges and gates more properly belong to architecture than gardening. But, as in small places, they are sometimes designed by the garden-architect, or landscape-gardener, a few remarks may be of use. . . A handsome architectural entrance is but a poor compensation for its want of harmony with the mansion. . .
Fig. 10, J. C. Loudon, Examples of gates, in An Encyclopædia of Gardening, (1826), 353, figs. 319–21.
“1794. The gate is of various forms and materials, according to those of the barrier of which it constitutes a part. In all gates, the essential part of the construction, or those lines which maintain its strength and position, and facilitate its motion, are to be distinguished from such. . . as serve chiefly to render it a barrier, or as decorations. Thus a gate with a raised top or head (fig. 321.) is almost always in bad taste, because at variance with strength; while the contrary form (fig. 320.) is generally in good taste, for the contrary reason. In regard to strength, the nearer the arrangement of rails and bars approaches in effect to one solid lamina, or plate of wood or iron, of the gate’s dimensions, the greater will be the force required to tear or break it in pieces. But this would not be consistent with lightness and economy, and, therefore, the skeleton of a lamina is resorted to, by the employment of slips or rails joined together on mechanical principles; that is, on principles derived from a mechanical analysis of strong bodies. . . [Fig. 10]
“1800. Gates, as decorations, may be classed according to the prevailing lines, and the materials used. Horizontal, perpendicular, diagonal, and curved lines, comprehend all gates, whether of iron or of timber, and each of these may be distinguished more or less by ornamental parts, which may either be taken from any of the known styles of architecture, or from heraldry or fancy.
Fig. 11, J. C. Loudon, A gate in a simple or rustic structure, in An Encyclopædia of Gardening, (1826), 354, fig. 326.
“1801. The published designs for gates are numerous, especially those for iron gates; for executing which, the improvements made in casting that metal in moulds afford great facilities. By a judicious junction of cast and wrought iron, the ancient mode of enriching gates with flowers and other carved-like ornaments might be happily reintroduced.
“1802. Gates in garden-scenery, where architectural elegance is not required to support character, simple or rustic structures. . . wickets, turn-stiles, and even moveable or suspended rails, like the German schlagbaum. . . may be introduced according to the character of the scene.” [Fig. 11]


  • Webster, Noah, 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language (1828: 1:n.p.)[26]
GATE, n. [Sax. gate, geat; Ir. greata; Scot. gait; The Goth. gatwo, Dan. gade, Sw. gata, G. gasse, Sans. gaut, is a way or street. In D. gat is a gap or channel. . .]
“1. A large door which gives entrance into a walled city, a castle, a temple, palace or other large edifice. It differs from door chiefly in being larger. Gate signifies both the opening or passage, and the frame of boards, planks or timber which closes the passage.
“2. A frame of timber which opens or closes a passage into any court, garden or other inclosed ground; also, the passage.
“3. The frame which shuts or stops the passage of water through a dam into a flume.
“4. An avenue; an opening; a way. Knolles.”


  • Hooper, Edward James, 1842, The Practical Farmer, Gardener and Housewife (1842: 129–30)[27]
GATES. In their construction the great object is to combine strength with lightness. The gate post should be very large for steadiness. The timber should be well seasoned. Gates should be light in the fore parts.”


  • Ranlett, William H., 1847–49, The Architect (1849: 2:43)[28]
“PLATE 30.—Elevations and profiles of fences in six different styles, drawn to a scale of 3/4 of an inch to a foot ; the balusters in Fig. 1,2,3, and 4,1/2 inches square ; Fig. 6, 3 inch by 3/4 in. ; the g[ ]te and corner pos s cased and capped—all thee intervening posts to be squared and made smooth for painting—the gates made like the frames, and hung by heavy straps, hooks and bol[ ]s and secured by spring latches.



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  2. David S. Bundy, comp., Painting in the South, 1564–1980 (Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1983), 181, view on Zotero.
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  5. Alice B. Lockwood, ed., Gardens of Colony and State: Gardens and Gardeners of the American Colonies and of the Republic before 1840, 2 vols. (New York: Charles Scribner’s for the Garden Club of America, 1931), view on Zotero.
  6. John Bartram, The Correspondence of John Bartram, 1734–1777, ed. Edmund Berkeley and Dorothy Smith Berkeley (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1992), view on Zotero.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Carl R. Lounsbury, ed., An Illustrated Glossary of Early Southern Architecture and Landscape (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994), view on Zotero.
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  9. William Bentley, The Diary of William Bentley, D.D., Pastor of the East Church, Salem, Massachusetts (Gloucester, MA: Peter Smith, 1962), view on Zotero.
  10. Charles Drayton, “The Diary of Charles Drayton I, 1806,” Drayton Papers, MS 0152, Drayton Hall, SC, view on Zotero.
  11. Richard Saunders and Helen Raye, Daniel Wadsworth, Patron of the Arts (Hartford, CT: Wadsworth Atheneum, 1981), view on Zotero.
  12. Frederick Douglass, My Bondage and My Freedom, ed. William L. Andrews (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1987), view on Zotero.
  13. James Thacher, “An Excursion on the Hudson. Letter II,” New England Farmer, and Horticultural Journal 9, no. 20 (December 3, 1830): 156–57, view on Zotero.
  14. Malthus A. Ward, An Address Pronounced Before the Massachusetts Horticultural Society (Boston: J. T. & E. Buckingham, 1831), view on Zotero.
  15. John E. Semmes, John H. B. Latrobe and His Times, 1803–1891 (Baltimore, MD: Norman, Remington, 1917), view on Zotero.
  16. Joseph Holt Ingraham, The South-West, 2 vols. (New York: Harper, 1835), view on Zotero.
  17. Charles Mason Hovey, “Select Villa Residences, with Descriptive Notices of Each; Accompanied with Remarks and Observations on the Principles and Practice of Landscape Gardening: Intended with a View to Illustrate the Art of Laying Out, Arranging, and Forming Gardens and Ornamental Grounds,” Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and Improvements in Rural Affairs 7, no. 11 (November 1841): 401–11, view on Zotero.
  18. W., “An Account of the Lowell Cemetery, Its Situation, Historical Associations, and Particular Description,” Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and Improvements in Rural Affairs 8, no. 2 (February 1842): 47–50, view on Zotero.
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  20. Nehemiah Cleaveland, Green-Wood Illustrated (New York: R. Martin, 1847), view on Zotero.
  21. Jacquetta M. Haley, ed., Pleasure Grounds: Andrew Jackson Downing and Montgomery Place (Tarrytown, NY: Sleepy Hollow Press, 1988), view on Zotero.
  22. Thomas S. Kirkbride, “Description of the Pleasure Grounds and Farm of the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane, with Remarks,” American Journal of Insanity 4, no. 4(April 1848): 347–54, view on Zotero.
  23. Samuel Johnson, A Dictionary of the English Language: In Which the Words Are Deduced from the Originals and Illustrated in the Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers, 2 vols. (London: W. Strahan for J. and P. Knapton, 1755), view on Zotero.
  24. Humphry Repton, Observations on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening (London: Printed by T. Bensley for J. Taylor, 1803), view on Zotero.
  25. J. C. (John Claudius) Loudon, An Encyclopaedia of Gardening; Comprising the Theory and Practice of Horticulture, Floriculture, Arboriculture, and Landscape-Gardening, 4th edn (London: Longman et al, 1826), view on Zotero.
  26. Noah Webster, An American Dictionary of the English Language, 2 vols. (New York: S. Converse, 1828), view on Zotero.
  27. Edward James Hooper, The Practical Farmer, Gardener and Housewife, or Dictionary of Agriculture, Horticulture, and Domestic Economy (Cincinnati, Ohio: George Conclin, 1842), view on Zotero.
  28. William A. Ranlett, The Architect: A Series of Original Designs, for Domestic and Ornamental Cottages and Villas, Connected with Landscape Gardening, Adapted to the United States: Illustrated by Drawings of Ground Plots, Plans, Perspective Views, Elevations, Sections, and Details, 2 vols. (New York: William H. Graham et al., 1847–49), view on Zotero.
  29. 29.0 29.1 Sotheby’s New York, Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries (January 2012), view on Zotero.

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