Posted By: softparadeAugust 26th 2008 1:28:19 PMpermalinkquoteReport PostI had heard that the Ward Homestead formally was a parklike place with rare trees, gardens and a small herd of deer before it was torn apart, plowed under and became Winchester Gardens. Hopefully, there are some pictures of it in some archive- thanks!
The landscape design is by Olmsted Brothers, F.L.O.'s successor firm. The architecture is by the firm of John Russell Pope, probably most famous as the designer of the Jefferson Memorial and the National Gallery.
It should be mentioned that the original requirements specified for eligibilty to be a resident also included being white and Christian.
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