Formal Southern Landscapes

Formal Southern Landscapes (HMXH1)

Location: Madison, GA 30650 Morgan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 35.583', W 83° 28.367'

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Like Madison's high-style architecture, its formal landscapes were Southern translations of both prevalent trends and earlier traditions. Boxwood gardens were an antebellum landscape feature gracing many Madison homes. Parterres were a garden form developed in Renaissance France and originally inspired by lace brocade patterns. These and other Madison gardens found form in plantings of English boxwood.

Landscape architecture often echoed the architectural spirit of the residents. ?Boxwood' c. 1850, having two different building fronts, matched garden and porch characteristics: rigidly straight-lined for the Doric order portico and curvilinear for the Italianate porch. Such eclectic design of both home and garden reflected the influence of an English aesthetic, as England was the 19th century economic, political and cultural leader, and its tastes were imitated all over the Victorian world. Thus, the 19th century parterre craze experienced in English gardens found its way into the antebellum landscape of this and other Madison homes.
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HM NumberHMXH1
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Year Placed2011
Placed ByCity of Madison, Madison BiCentennial Commission 1809-2009
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 12:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 270532 N 3719776
Decimal Degrees33.59305000, -83.47278333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 35.583', W 83° 28.367'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 35' 34.98" N, 83° 28' 22.02" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 365-499 Academy St, Madison GA 30650, US
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