Details for Chandor Gardens

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507016883


Marker Number 16883
Atlas Number 5507016883
Marker Title Chandor Gardens
Index Entry Chandor Gardens
Address 711 West Lee St.
City Weatherford
County Parker
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 611629
UTM Northing 3624615
Subject Codes Buildings, arts
Marker Year 2011
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 711 West Lee St., Weatherford
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Portrait painter Douglas Chandor began designs for his home and garden in 1934. Originally called White Shadows, the garden was renamed Chandor Gardens by his wife, Ina, after her husband's death in 1953. Carved from a caliche hillside that had been his in-laws' cow pasture, it consists of seven interlocking gardens with Oriental and English features. Most gardens include a fountain or pond, and space for flora, statuary or other objects. The garden opened to the public and began attracting attention by 1938 from newspaper features. Chandor's wish was that his garden would be an incentive for Texas men to take up gardening. The garden reflects Chandor's ability to transform thought and landscape into a place of beauty. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2011

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