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Collection: Estate Archives
Date: 29 August 1917
Classification: Plans

Landscape plan created by Thomas Sears shows the planting plan of the forecourt at Reynolda House. After the initial phase of site development in 1912, Katharine Reynolds selected Thomas W. Sears (1880-1966) of Philadelphia to be the principal landscape architect for Reynolda. Sears’ first plans for Reynolda’s gardens and landscaping date from 1915. The association of Sears and Reynolda would continue into the 1930s when Mary Reynolds Babcock hired him to revise the landscape.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: 29 August 1917
Classification: Plans

The plan, created by Thomas Sears (1880-1966), shows the grading plan for the forecourt at Reynolda House.

After the initial phase of site development in 1912, Katharine Reynolds selected Thomas W. Sears of Philadelphia to be the principal landscape architect for Reynolda. Sears’ first plans for Reynolda’s gardens and landscaping date from 1915. The association of Sears and Reynolda would continue into the 1930s when Mary Reynolds Babcock hired him to revise the landscape.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: October 1910
Classification: Plans

A detailed map created by J. N. Ambler shows the golf course, roads, and water works on the Reynolda estate. Reynolda Road is noted as "16 ft. Macadam strip."

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: 1916
Artist/Maker: Thomas Sears
Classification: Plans

This landscape drawing by Thomas W. Sears (1880-1966) shows the planting plan for the grounds immediately around Reynolda House, the front lawn, and a portion of the drive. The type and quantity of each plant or tree is indicated at its exact location of planting. Along the right side of the plan is a “Plant List” with the name, quantity, and spacing for each variety of plant chosen.

Collection: Estate Archives
Date: circa 1916
Artist/Maker: Thomas Sears
Classification: Plans

This landscape drawing created by Thomas W. Sears (1880-1966) shows the planting plan for the area around the den wing of Reynolda House. The type and quantity of each plant or tree is indicated at its location. The original plan is undated, but notes were added 10 November 1931 and indicate various changes to be made to the existing landscape such as trimming plants, removing beds, and replacing some plant species with a different variety.