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Verso of photograph of structure known as Zabriskie's Drill Hall

This photograph was donated to Bard College by J. R. Delafield. This handwritten inscription, signed J. R. Delafield, dates the photograph[h to 1888, and identifies it as ‘the Coach House on the estate of John Bard,’ though the structure dates…

Partial view of structure known as Zabriskie's Drill Hall

This photograph was donated to Bard College by J. R. Delafield. A handwritten inscription, signed J. R. Delafield, dates the photograph[h to 1888, and identifies it as ‘the Coach House on the estate of John Bard,’ though the structure dates to…

Blithewood, Barrytown-on-Hudson, p. 16 -17, Town & Country Magazine, Number 3016, March 5, 1904

Blithewood was featured in this article in Town and Country, an Illustrated Weekly on March 5, 1904. The Blithewood mansion and garden were created at the turn of the twentieth century by Francis L. V. Hoppin (1867–1941), of the architectural firm…

Watercolor map of Blithewood

This image is scanned from Robert A. Toole’s 2010 book, 'Landscape Gardens on the Hudson, a History,' in which he describes this as “one of the best site plans to survive showing a Picturesque landscape garden.” Original watercolor housed in…

The Bard College Newletter, Vol. 5, No. 2

The entire issue of this alumni/ae newsletter was devoted to the 1951 gift of the Blithewood estate to Bard College. Created at the turn of the twentieth century by Francis L. V. Hoppin (1867–1941), of the architectural firm Hoppin & Koen, for…

The Bard College Newletter, Perspectives, Vol. 125, No. 3

In the 1986 issue of the Bard College Bulletin, Perspectives, Blithewood Garden was featured on the cover. Inside, an article by the well-known garden writer Tovah Martin was illustrated with color photographs by Geoffrey Martin. Blithewood Garden is…

2017 Open Days Directory, Preservation: Renewing a Hudson Valley Garden, two page spread on Blithewood Garden, Bard College

The Garden Conservancy's Open Days program offers tours of exceptional private gardens. In November 2016, the Friends of the Landscape and Arboretum Program at Bard College joined forces with the Garden Conservancy to restore the infrastructure of…

Blithewood Garden, Bard College, long-term weather damage

Located on the grounds of Bard College, Blithewood is a walled Italianate garden designed by Francis L. V. Hoppin, of the architectural firm Hoppin & Koen for Captain Andrew C. Zabriskie and his wife, Frances Hunter Zabriskie. This photo shows some…

Blithewood Garden, Bard College, long-term weather damage to pavilion roof

Located on the grounds of Bard College, Blithewood is a walled Italianate garden designed by Francis L. V. Hoppin, of the architectural firm Hoppin & Koen for Captain Andrew C. Zabriskie and his wife, Frances Hunter Zabriskie. This photo shows some…