April 14, 2024
Manitowoc West of the Lake joins Nationwide Register of Historic Locations
Manitowoc West of the Lake joins Nationwide Register of Historic Locations

MANITOWOC – The Ruth St. John and John Dunham West Home and Gardens at 915 Memorial Drive in Manitowoc has been added to the Nationwide Register of Historic Locations.

In response to a information launch, the West Home and Gardens has been listed for its affiliation with Ruth St. John West. Though she didn’t have any tutorial information of horticulture or gardening, she turned her home, “West of the Lake,” into the “largest and most elaborate privately owned backyard in Wisconsin.”

Ruth St. John West was immediately related to creating a number of backyard golf equipment within the area. As a extensively recognized backyard knowledgeable, she additionally traveled all through Wisconsin and the Midwest for a whole bunch of engagements on lectures and demonstrations for gardening, horticulture, flower arranging, desk setting and the house.

The Ruth St. John and John Dunham West House and Gardens at 915 Memorial Drive in Manitowoc.

The Ruth St. John and John Dunham West Home was constructed in 1934 and designed by the couple within the Streamline Moderne fashion. Over time, the property expanded, as did the spacious gardens in a well-manicured panorama. At this time, the property is operated by the Ruth St. John and John Dunham West Basis, Inc., that continues the West’s enthusiasm of horticulture.

Further data for the Ruth St. John and John Dunham West Home and Gardens is offered at https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Data/Property/HI245454.

Ruth West with gardener Bill Mueller at the Path Garden, her first garden at West of the Lake.

West of the Lake Gardens is open Could 28 by means of early October, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day, climate allowing. The Lester Bentley Gallery is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Memorial Day weekend by means of Labor Day weekend. Masks are required contained in the Lester Bentley Gallery. Attendance within the gallery can also be restricted to 5 people or one family at a time. Individuals can study extra by contacting West of the Lake at 920-684-6110 or on-line at westfoundation.us.