Coffin, Marian Cruger, 1876-1957

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Marian Coffin was a landscape architect. She entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a special student in 1901 and graduated in 1904 with a concentration in fine arts and landscape design. She studied under Boston architect Guy Lowell, designer of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Also in 1904, Coffin opened her own professional landscape practice in New York City. She travelled to Europe and met Gertrude Jekyll, an English landscape architect. After World War I, she opened a larger office in New York City and was joined by architect James Scheiner. Coffin was elected a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 1918. In 1930 she received the Gold Medal of the Architectural League for her design of the Edgar Bassick estate in Fairfield, Ct. In the early 1930s, she closed her New York office and moved her practice to New Haven, Ct. In 1940, Coffin published Trees and Shrubs for Landscape Effects.

From the description of Papers, 1914-1957. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 122573793

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creatorOf Hill, Anna Gilman, 1872-1955. Anna Gilman Hill papers 1910-1965. New York Botanical Garden, The LuEsther T. Mertz Library
referencedIn William Jacob Robbins records, [ca. 1910-1966] New York State Historical Documents Inventory
creatorOf Coffin, Marian Cruger, 1876-1957. Papers, 1914-1957. Winterthur Library
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associatedWith A. Frylink & Sons, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Arden Nurseries. corporateBody
associatedWith Bobbink & Atkins. corporateBody
associatedWith Brownell Rose Research Gardens. corporateBody
associatedWith Bullitt, William Marshall, 1873-1957. person
associatedWith Cedar Hill Nursery. corporateBody
associatedWith Coffey, Clara, person
associatedWith Connecticut College. corporateBody
associatedWith Cross & Son, Architects. corporateBody
associatedWith Du Pont, Henry Francis, 1880-1969. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Lammot, 1880-1952. person
associatedWith F.H. Horsford. corporateBody
associatedWith Field, Marshall, 1893-1956. person
associatedWith Frank S. Platt Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Frelinghuysen, Frederick, 1903-1966. person
associatedWith Frick, Childs, 1883-1965. person
associatedWith Hill, Anna Gilman, 1872-1955. person
associatedWith Hutton, Edward F., 1877-1962. person
associatedWith New York Botanical Garden. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Botanical Garden. Office of the Director. corporateBody
associatedWith Princeton Nurseries. corporateBody
associatedWith Scheiner, James. person
associatedWith Sharp, H. Rodney (Hugh Rodney), 1880-1968. person
associatedWith University of Delaware. corporateBody
associatedWith Vanderbilt, Frederick, 1856-1938. person
associatedWith Wadley & Smythe. corporateBody
associatedWith Wing, John Morgan. person
associatedWith Wohlert's Nurseries. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Long Island (N.Y.)
Wilmington (Del.)
Newark (Del.)
New Jersey
New London (Conn.)
United States
New Haven (Conn.)
Landscape architecture
Landscape gardening
Landscape gardening
Nurseries (Horticulture)
Plants, Ornamental
Landscape architects
Landscape designers


Birth 1876-09-16

Death 1957-02-02




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