Rev. Anthony J. Eiardi, S.J.
The Japanese Garden at Bellarmine Hall was designed in 1926 by Arthur A. Shurtleff for the Walter B. Lashar family. The garden was designed with three bridges, water flowing from pool to pool on stone runways, stone paths, Japanese lanterns and a replica of Mount Fujiyama which was able to let off smoke through a chimney in the peak. The footbridge (without railings) and larger rocks in the photo are still features of the garden.
Arthur Asahel Shurcliff (1865 - 1957) was a noted American landscape architect. He was born with the family name Shurtleff but changed it to Shurcliff in 1930 to conform to an older English spelling. Among his many works, he served as the chief landscape architect for the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia; contributed to the planning of Old Sturbridge Village; and the grounds at Plymouth Rock. Image date is approximate.
Photographic print; black-and-white; 4 x 5 in.
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Rev. Anthony J. Eiardi, S.J.. "Japanese Garden looking north-northeast toward upper flat footbridge." 1956. Image Archive. Fairfield University Archives and Special Collections. https://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/image-archive/124.