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Archives and Special Collections: Archive of Landscape Architect Shogo Myaida - Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. Washington, D.C.

Archives and Special Collections is a repository for materials contained in a variety of formats: books, manuscripts, correspondence, journals, photographs, posters, maps, original drawings, theatre programs, archival documents, and other materials.

Finding Aid: Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. Washington, D.C.*

Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens located in Washington, D.C. was purchased by Marjorie Merriweather Post in 1955. She was an avid collector who decided to share her treasures with the public in order to educate and delight! In 1977, her home was opened as a public institution. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens maintains the estate and Marjorie Merriweather Post's collections. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org


Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. Washington, D.C.*

Folders Quantity Item Description Date Measurements Location
13.21Architectural PlanPreliminary drawing for bridgeSeptember 195728" x 14"Map Drawer
13.31Architectural PlanPreliminary drawing for garden gateSeptember 195727" x 13"Map Drawer
13.41Architectural PlanDetail for bridge posts, 11' spanNovember 195724" x 11"Map Drawer
13.51Architectural PlanBridge design, 9' spanNovember 195730" x 20"Map Drawer
13.61Architectural PlanDetail for bridge posts, 9' spanNovember 195725" x 14"Map Drawer
13.71Architectural PlanBridge design, 11' spanOctober 195729" x 20"Map Drawer
13.81Architectural PlanGarden gate designNovember 195732" x 20"Map Drawer
13.91Architectural PlanPlanting plan sketch on graph paperApril 18, 195810" x 9"Map Drawer
13.11Architectural DrawingArchitectural drawing on onion papernd10" x 9"Map Drawer
13.111Architectural PlanGarden gate elevationOctober 1960 - March 196117" x 10"Map Drawer
13.121Architectural PlanArchitectural sketch of wooden plaque for garden gatend17" x 12"Map Drawer
13.131Architectural PlanWooden plaque design for garden gateOctober 196017" x 12"Map Drawer
13.141Architectural PlanCopy of Japanese garden at Hillwood, "not in scale"October 196036" x 24"Map Drawer
13.151Architectural PlanJapanese garden at Hillwood, "not in scale"October 196036" x 24"Map Drawer
13.161Architectural PlanLandscape improvement plan for Japanese garden, planting mapNovember 195736" x 26"Map Drawer
13.171Architectural PlanLandscape improvement plan for Japanese garden, preliminary planting plan for large plantsOctober 195736" x 28"Map Drawer
13.181Architectural PlanLandscape improvement plan for Japanese garden, structural sectionsJuly 195733" x 19"Map Drawer
13.191Architectural PlanBasic plan for improvement of existing Japanese gardenJune 195736" x 29"Map Drawer
14.12Blueprint CopiesCopies of bridge design for Marjorie Merriweather Post, Washington, D.C. October 195731" x 23"Map Drawer
14.22Blueprint CopiesCopies of garden gate design for Japanese garden at Hillwood for Marjorie Merriweather Post, Washington, D.C.November 195734" x 22"Map Drawer
14.31Architectural PlanEstate sketchJanuary 194023" x 18"Map Drawer


Prepared by Crystal Toscano, MSLIS. Archivist