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History of Early American Landscape Design

Samuel Vaughan

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Portrait of Samuel Vaughan

Samuel Vaughan (1720 – 1803) created the first park in the U.S. Located at the State House in Philadelphia, the design celebrated native species and Federal Era values. An English merchant, Vaughan also completed one of the best-known historic plans of the garden at Mount Vernon (1787).


Associated Terms

Alcove, Bath/Bathhouse, Kitchen garden, Mall, Wilderness, Wood/Woods

Associated Texts

Carter II, Edward C., John C. Van Horne, and Charles E. Brownell. Latrobe’s View of America, 1795-1820: Selections from the Watercolors and Sketches. New Haven and London: Yale University Press for the Maryland Historical Society, 1985. view on Zotero



Associated Images

References

http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n78053741.html

The Cultural Landscape Foundation: http://tclf.org/pioneer/samuel-vaughan/biography-samuel-vaughan

The Massachusetts Historical Society: http://www.masshist.org/findingaids/doc.cfm?fa=fa0040

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History of Early American Landscape Design contributors, "Samuel Vaughan," History of Early American Landscape Design, , https://heald.nga.gov/mediawiki/index.php?title=Samuel_Vaughan&oldid=1817 (accessed December 3, 2021).

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