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Fletcher Steele
Birth: Jun. 7, 1885
Rochester
Monroe County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 16, 1971
Rochester
Monroe County
New York, USA

Renowned Landscape Architect. Son of John Mason Steele (1851-1936) and Mary L. Steele (1853-1943). Raised in Rochester and Pittsford, New York. Graduated from Rochester's Bradstreet School in 1903, and attended Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. 1903 to 1907, and Harvard's School of Landscape Architecture, 1907 to 1909. From 1909 until 1914 he worked for noted Boston landscapist Warren Manning, first as apprentice and later as his assistant and secretary. Steele began his own successful practice in 1915 designing his final garden in 1968. He helped found, and became secretary of, the Boston chapter of The American Society of Landscape Architects. Within a decade he entered the ranks of the country's highest paid members of the profession. A skillful writer, eloquent in both personal correspondence and his over one hundred published articles, as well as two books. A noted lecturer of considerable oratorical talent to audiences which shared his interests in American history, architecture, antiques and gardens; with a fund of dry humor and a sense of passion for excellence in art and design. He taught clients about gardens, about beauty, even about life. In 1962 Fletcher Steele was awarded the highest commendations from both The Garden Club of America and the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Remembered for the force of his personality, his dignity, his precision, and his regard for quality, his extraordinary talent and a rare, deep passion for making art. (bio by: Robert Bruce) 
 
Burial:
Mount Hope Cemetery
Rochester
Monroe County
New York, USA
Plot: Section C, Lot 215
 
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Record added: Apr 12, 2004
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Remembering Fletcher Steele, on this Anniversary of his passing, with this view of the Afternoon Garden Steps leading down to the Water Runnel he designed for Naumkeag, in Stockbridge.
- Robert Bruce
 Added: Jul. 16, 2015
Remembering Fletcher Steele on this 130th Anniversary of his birth. A view of the Afternoon Garden he designed for his great friend, and patron, Mabel Choate, at Naumkeag ~ her country estate at Stockbridge, in the Berkshires !
- Robert Bruce
 Added: Jun. 7, 2015
Remembering Fletcher Steele on this Anniversary of his passing. A view of the Water Runnel, down to the Blue Steps, at 'Naumkeag'. As Mabel Choate once said, "The course of Life flows ever onward." ~ as does the beauty Mr. Steele designed at this wonderfu...(Read more)
- Robert Bruce
 Added: Jul. 16, 2014
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