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...Houses and Gardens.
Formal Garden, M. B. Nelson House, 55th & Ward Parkway, ca. 1915.
This Hare and Hare garden design illustrates the care with which the landscape architects treated private areas on Ward Parkway. In their vision, both the public and private garden spaces were to be carefully planned and tended. In agreement with developer J.C. Nichols, the Hares drew no distinction between public or private space in the necessity for exact design or maintenance. In their view, it all contributed to the intended formal appearance of the Parkway.
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