Timeline

Montgomery Place illustrates Americans’ changing relationship with nature and landscape over time.
Developments at the estate were often made as a result of other regional and national events. Use the Timeline to see how key dates for Montgomery Place relate to key dates in regional and national environmental history.

1900-1950

1901-09

Theodore Roosevelt is president of the U.S.

 

 

1910

Brooklyn Botanic Garden founded; Urban population exceeds rural in U.S.

 

 

1914-18

World War I

 

 

1918-20

Spanish flu pandemic kills 50 million people

 

 

1921

John Ross Delafield inherits the estate

 

 

1921-24

Modern plumbing, heating, electricity, telephones installed

 

 

1922

Violetta Delafield catalogues flora and fauna of Montgomery Place Learn More...

 

 

1927-32

Taconic State Parkway constructed

 

 

1929

New greenhouse built

 

Stock Market crashes; Great Depression begins

 

 

1929-31

Violetta White Delafield designs rose, rock and ellipse gardens Learn more...

 

 

1933-45

Delafield cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt is president of the U.S.

 

 

1935

Violetta Delafield designs and displays Wayside Stand as model for roadside farmstands Learn More...

 

 

1936

Garden Club of America visits Montgomery Place Learn More...

 

 

1939

Wodell & Cotrell design herb garden for Violetta Delafield

 

 

1939-45

World War II

 

 

1949

Violetta Delafield dies Learn More...