This slide picture is one of the earliest photos were have of the Japanese Garden, taken shortly after its construction. It shows the pergola, pond, boat, and south pond bridge.
The Japanese Garden at Bellarmine Hall was designed by Arthur A. Shurtleff for the Walter B. Lashar family. The Lashars built their home Hearthstone Hall in 1926, and hired Shurtleff to design this garden as well as the formal gardens surrounding the house. 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. Image date is approximate.
Glass plate slide; color; 5 x 7 in.
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"Japanese Garden looking south through pergola with pond, boat in center, and red bridge at southern end of pond." 1926. Image Archive. Fairfield University Archives and Special Collections. https://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/image-archive/133.