Marian Cruger Coffin


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American landscape-architect, the first woman to establish a practice in the field. Her major works were the campuses for Delaware College and the Women's College of the University of Delaware (1918–52), and the Botanical Garden, Winterthur, DE. She also designed numerous gardens for wealthy clients, including the du Ponts of Delaware; the Fricks, Huttons, and Sabins of NYC; the Kinneys and Frelinghuysens of NJ, and the Bullitts and Ballards of KY. Her designs form an important element in the history and development of gardens in the eastern USA.

M. Coffin (1940);N. Fleming (1995)

Subjects: Architecture.

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