• Nathan Franklin Barrett, 1845 – 1919, Landscape Architect


    Nathan Franklin Barrett, 1845 – 1919, Landscape Architect


    Wednesday, November 16, 2022


    Join former CCHS Archive and Research Director, Gail Sansbury, for a closer look at the career of Nathan Barrett – his family, his life work, his ideas, and his many projects, including his plan for Chevy Chase, Maryland. Barrett's plans for meandering leafy streets in Chevy Chase were a marked departure from Washington, DC’s more formal city grid.



    Sansbury will show one of the jewels of the CCHS archive – Barrett’s hand-drawn plan for an impressive entrance into the Maryland streetcar suburb, with specific trees and shrubs along pastoral parkways. Besides Barrett’s work for wealthy clients in the Gilded Age, her talk will cover the factory towns he designed and his unusual garden at his home in Rochelle Park, New Rochelle, New York.


    The program is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required by using the register button below. Registrants will be emailed a link to join the program from the comfort of home.