#OTD On this day in 1987, the Enid A. Haupt Garden was formally dedicated.
It took three years to complete and was named for Haupt after she insisted on funding the entire project with $1.5 million and an equal gift to ensure their continued maintenance.
As the garden was nearing completion, the Landscape Architect, Paul Lindell, had prepared for the 81-year-old Haupt to preview it.
"We had arranged for several means of conveyance... including a golf-cart-like surrey. Despite the four to six inches of dust, Mrs. Haupt insisted on walking through the site, dressed to the nines and in her patent leather shoes."


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Enid Annenberg Haupt
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