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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The Wood Work in the Drawing-room Is of Special Interest. Three Family Portraits by St. Memin Hang Over the Fireplace
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The Dining-room, which Is Filled with Historic Portraits, Has White Paneling which Extends to the Ceiling October, 1907 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS 379 To the south ofthe mansion is thegarden, the entranceto which is througha quaint oldgateway. It is laid out withwalks extending inboth directions andbordered by a boxhedge. This gar-den was laid out byMary, wife of HillCarter, and c o n-tained almost everykind of growingplant and shrub, thewhole of which isnow inclosed by ahigh box hedge. Shirley standsas a noble m o n u-ment to its builderand founders, andthe hospitality whichwas extended in thegood old Colonial days of the Old Dominion is still maintained by the presentowners, who have naturally inherited this characteristic fromtheir distinguished ancestors. Indeed, who could not but be hospitable amid such sur-roundings and such memories? The association of hospi-tality with the dwelling is nowhere more finely nor morecompletely illustrated than on the James River, and in thevery ho
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