Pamela Hartford: Winter Island and Fort Pickering, Newly Revealed
Recent restoration projects on Winter Island are revealing the natural and historic landscapes of one of Salem’s special places. Landscape historian Hartford reviews Winter Island’s long history and presents a virtual flyover of Fort Pickering and the depths of its brick vaulted ammunition.
Pamela credits a ‘late in life’ career shift to her move in 1995 to the Samuel McIntire Historic District in Salem, after years of designing gardens while living in suburban Westchester, New York. Integrating historic research with design, she has worked on properties ranging from the 1810 McIntire-designed house and garden on Chestnut Street in Salem to a 1905 Arts and Crafts style estate on the Hudson River. She is currently working on a restoration and rehabilitation plan for Beverly’s Hale Farm landscape, and preparing a cultural landscape report for the home and studio of sculptor Paul Manship in Lanesville. Pamela serves on the board of Friends of Fairsted, a National Park Service site that is the home and office of Frederick Law Olmsted in Brookline, and with the Friends of the Olmsted Landscape at Moraine Farm in North Beverly.