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Louise Payson Landscape

83 Carroll Street

Portland native Louise Payson (1894-1977), a landscape architect, designed the gardens for the home of her father, Edgar Payson, in 1920. Payson graduated from the Lowthrope School of Landscape Architecture in Groton, Massachusetts, in 1916 and worked for landscape architect Ellen Shipman before completing her studies at Columbia University's School of Architecture and establishing her own practice in New York. The Carroll Street design was one of her first, and she came to specialize in designing grounds of country estates in the Northeast, including several in Maine.