Hare & Hare, Landscape Architects and City Planners

Title Details

Pages: 256

Trim size: 177.800mm x 254.000mm



Pub Date: 04/01/2019

ISBN: 9-780-8203-5481-1

List Price: $39.95

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Published with the generous support of Library of American Landscape History

Hare & Hare, Landscape Architects and City Planners

A father and son firm whose work transformed cities throughout the Midwest

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When Sidney J. Hare (1860-1938) and S. Herbert Hare (1888-1960) launched their Kansas City firm in 1910, they founded what would become the most influential landscape architecture and planning practice in the Midwest. Over time, their work became increasingly far-ranging, in both its geographical scope and its project types. Between 1924 and 1955, Hare & Hare commissions included fifty-four cemeteries in fifteen states; numerous city and state parks (seventeen in Missouri alone); more than fifteen subdivisions in Salt Lake City; the Denver neighborhood of Belcaro Park; the picturesque grounds of the Christian Science Sanatorium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts; and the University of Texas at Austin among fifty-one college and university campuses.

In Hare & Hare: Landscape Architects and City Planners Carol Grove and Cydney Millstein document the extraordinary achievements of this little-known firm and weave them into a narrative that spans from the birth of the late nineteenth-century "modern cemetery movement" to midcentury modernism. Through the figures of Sidney, a "homespun" amateur geologist who built a rustic family retreat called Harecliff, and his son Herbert, an urbane Harvard-trained landscape architect who traveled Europe and lived in a modern apartment building, Grove and Millstein chronicle the growth of the field from its amorphous Victorian beginnings to its coalescence as a profession during the first half of the twentieth century. Hare & Hare provides a unique and valuable parallel to studies of prominent East and West Coast landscape architecture firms-one that expands the reader's understanding of the history of American landscape architecture practice.

About the Author/Editor

Carol Grove (Author)
CAROL GROVE is an adjunct assistant professor of American art at the University of Missouri, Columbia and the author of Henry Shaw's Victorian Landscapes: The Missouri Botanical Garden and Tower Grove Park.

Cydney Millstein (Author)
CYDNEY MILLSTEIN, founder and principal of Architectural & Historical Research in Kansas City, is the coauthor, with Carol Grove, of Houses of Missouri, 1870-1940.