Garden Court

John Russell Pope’s Garden Court was a key element in his scheme for the conversion of the residential mansion into a public museum. An inspired design, which enclosed the mansion’s former exterior courtyard under glass, the Frick’s Garden Court prefigured Pope’s designs for similar courts in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Archival Photographs

  • photo of aerial view of garden court under construction, circa 1934

    Garden court under construction, 1934

  • photo of garden court under construction, including tracks, men working and lumber, circa 1934

    Garden Court under construction, looking north, 1934

  • photo of garden court under construction with open ceiling, circa 1934

    Garden Court under construction, looking north, 1934

  • photo of garden court, with fountain, skylight, columns, plants, circa 1935

    Garden Court, 1935

  • photo of garden court under construction, circa 1935

    Garden Court under construction, looking northeast, 1935

  • photo of garden court prepared for construction, circa 1935

    Garden Court under construction, 1935

  • photo of stripped garden court with crane and lumber, circa 1935

    Garden Court under construction, 1935

  • photo of garden court, with fountain, skylight, columns, plants, circa 1935

    Garden Court, 1935

  • photo of hallway with bust and hanging lantern, circa 1937

    Garden Court, southwest corner, 1937

  • photo of garden court with hedges, columns, and fountain, and skylight, circa 1938

    Garden Court from south entrance, 1938

  • photo of garden court including columns and fountain, circa 1938

    Garden Court, looking south, 1938

  • photo of garden court with columns, fountain and plants, circa 1940

    Garden Court, 1940

  • photo of garden court with angel sculpture and fountain, circa 1946

    Garden Court, 1946

  • photo of plants and columns in garden court, circa 1960

    Garden Court, northwest corner, 1960

  • photo of fountain in garden court, circa 1960

    Garden Court, looking southwest, 1960

  • photo of garden court with fountain, skylight and columns, circa 1976

    Garden Court, looking north, 1976

  • photo of garden court with fountain, plants, columns, circa 1976

    Garden Court, looking northwest, 1976