An Engineer's Garden

An Engineer's Garden (HM1MX1)

Location: Kennett Square, PA 19348 Chester County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 52.345', W 75° 40.694'

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Pierre S. du Pont graduated from MIT with a degree in chemistry and took courses in mechanical drawing, water analysis, and physics, among others. He was introduced to new technologies during visits to World's Fairs at the turn of the 20th century. Mr. du Pont was inspired to use these developments to enhance beautiful spaces at Longwood. He and his electrical engineer Russell Brewer methodically experimented with the latest pumps, nozzles, and lights, often working with the manufacturers to create something new. Mr. du Pont personally annotated 56 pages of calculations and test results to create Longwood's biggest and most spectacular hydraulic display, the Main Fountain Garden. Aerial view of the Main Fountain Garden, 1931; Hagley Museum and Library. Longwood founder, Pierre S. du Pont, 1947; Hagley Museum and Library. Beyer Blinder Belle, Initial Report for Main Fountain Garden. "The Main Fountain Garden is often refered to as an Engineer's Garden, due to its technical complexity."
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HM NumberHM1MX1
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Placed ByLongwood Gardens
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Date Added Saturday, August 15th, 2015 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 441998 N 4413816
Decimal Degrees39.87241667, -75.67823333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 52.345', W 75° 40.694'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 52' 20.7" N, 75° 40' 41.64" W
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Area Code(s)302, 610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Flower Garden Walk, Kennett Square PA 19348, US
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