This is a slide photograph, taken shortly after the Japanese Garden was constructed of the pergola, south pond bridge and original Japanese lanterns. A pergola is an arbor or passageway of columns supporting a roof of trelliswork on which climbing plants are trained to grow.
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.
Photographic print; black-and-white; 8 x 10 in.
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"Pergola in Japanese Garden looking southwest from slope above pond." 1926. Image Archive. Fairfield University Archives and Special Collections. https://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/image-archive/134.