Yesterday Sharon and I were doing some preparatory file sifting as we begin the process of mounting a show next year at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art that will feature the drawings of Edith Schryver. Schryver was one half of the landscape design team of Lord & Schryver, active in this region from 1928 through the 1960’s. Elizabeth Lord was the plants-woman, together they worked out designs, and Schryver executed the drawings. Lord had grown up in Salem while her father was the governor of Oregon, and her mother was a dedicated gardener. She had a particular love of civic projects and the firm took on many local design projects. I reported earlier on the plane trees arrayed around the Marion County Court House, and yesterday was reminded of another group of plane trees also planned by Lord and Schryver.
Here’s the school under construction in 1935-36
and here it is today
Six of the seven plane trees on the original plan are today beautiful and stately along 14th street.
Better go take a look.