Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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William Byrd, of West-old block house, in which the families of the plantation found over. All these gentlemen filled important public offices inrefuge when an attack by Indians was impending. It is built their day, in addition to conducting the large affairs of their of red brick, laid inFlemish bond. Theprovisions werestored in the cellarand the families oc-cupied the upperpart of the struc-ture. The smallblack spots shownin the photographare the gun holesthrough which theattacking forcecould be shot. Thecessation of the In-dian wars, however,did not lessen themilitary dangerswhich beset Bran-don. It was the seatof considerable mili-tary activity in theRevolution, and thebullet holes madeduring the CivilWar still deface themoldings of theouter doorways andthe adjoining walls.Much internal in-jury was inflicted atthe time, but thefamily portraitsand household ef-fects were trans-ported to Richmond,and hence manypriceless relics weresafely preserved. The first Benja-m i n Harrison in
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The Quaint Staircase in the North Wing estates. The lattercould at no timehave been unimpor-tant, for the acre-age of the planta-tion of Brandonwas at all times im-m e n s e , requiringnot only constantoversight, but manymen and women forits successful culti-vation. To know the oldVirginian inti-mately, one mustgo to his ancienthome, be greetedby his hospitable de-scendants, eat anddrink from his oldplate, cultivate an ac-quaintance with hisfamily portraitsand wander amongthe ruins of hisgarden. Afterwardyou must take awalk across thepark to his familygraveyard, and de-cipher the arms andinscriptions of t h emany tombs inclosedtherein. Even then,unless you haveSouthern blood inyour veins, you maynot be able to ap-preciate the V i r -ginian cavalier. September, 1907 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS 337 Wonders of the Gourd Vine By E. E. Willcox
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