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Andrew Jackson Downing

Andrew Jackson Downing, American landscape architect.


  • Downing, Andrew Jackson was born on October 30, 1815 in Newburgh, New York, United States. Son of of Samuel Downing.

  • Career

    • Partner with brother in nursery, then became owner, 1838.


    • Author: A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, Adapted to North America, 1841. The Fruits and Fruit Trees of America, 1845. Architecture of Country Houses, Including Designs for Cottages, Farmhouses, and Villas, 1850.


    • Married Caroline Elizabeth DeWitt, June 7, 1838.
    • spouse: Caroline Elizabeth DeWitt
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    Born October 30, 1815
    Died July 28, 1852
    (aged 36)