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Bryant Fleming

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Bryant Fleming
BornJuly 19, 1877
DiedSeptember 19, 1946
DesignCheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art

Bryant Fleming (July 19, 1877 – September 19, 1946) was an American architect and landscape architect.

Early life


Fleming was born on July 19, 1877, in Buffalo, New York. He graduated from Cornell University in 1901, where he studied horticulture, architecture, architectural history, and art.



Fleming became the first lecturer and instructor in landscape art in the Department of Landscape Art in the College of Agriculture at Cornell University in 1904, the third such program in the United States after Harvard (1900) and the University of Massachusetts (1902). He served as head of the department from 1906 to 1915 and in 1925 was appointed as University Landscape Advisor to Cornell.[1][2]

Fleming established a private practice named Townsend and Fleming (1904–1915). He helped guide the development of parks in New York State, including Letchworth State Park and the restoration of Watkins Glen State Park, Fair Haven Beach State Park, Fillmore Glen State Park, Robert H. Treman State Park, Taughannock Falls State Park, Cedar Point State Park, Kring Point State Park, and Waterson Point State Park. In addition, he served with Warren H. Manning (1860–1938) and others on a comprehensive campus plan for Cornell. For 30 years Fleming and his associates had an extensive residential design practice all over the country, including estates in Belle Meade, Tennessee, and the design of Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, a 100-acre (0.40 km2) estate where Fleming guided the design of the landscape, architecture, and interiors.



Fleming died on September 19, 1946.[1]

Selected works

Bryant Fleming House - Playhouse, Wyoming, NY, July 2011N


  1. ^ a b Bryant Fleming | The Cultural Landscape Foundation Archived November 30, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Eli Schwartzberg and Linda M. Garofalini (October 2009). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Bryant Fleming House". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2010-07-14.
  3. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.