Mr. Mather in His Garden, 1941

Mr. Mather in His Garden, 1941
This photo shows Mr. William G. Mather standing amid his famed gardens. Designed by Warren H. Manning, the landscaping around Gwinn became as famous as the mansion itself and was an example of Manning's "wild garden." Manning designed gardens for other large estates such as Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company founder F. A. Seiberling's Stan Hywet Hall in Akron, and railroad baron George Washington Vanderbilt II's Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina.

Image Courtesy of Cleveland State University. Michael Schwartz Library. Special Collections.
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