Florence Deeble's Rock GardenFlorence Deeble (1900-1999)

Status

Extant

Address

209-219 S E Harvest St , Lucas, Kansas, 67648, us

Built

1935 to 1999

Visiting Information

Contact the Grassroots Art Center for more information on visiting this site. 

About the Artist/Site

Beginning in 1935 and using postcards and drawings, Florence Deeble created miniature scenes of places that she had visited or read about. In 1970 she made concrete recreations of the view from her cabin in Estes Park, Colorado; Longs Peak; Meeker; Lady Washington Mountain; and Pinnacle Mountains, Arizona. All this was an “outlet for my feelings,” said Florence.

 

She first started to work with the help of an uncle (a stone mason), building a concrete seat in 1931. When a local child drowned in her fish pool, it was filled in, and between 1931 and 1935, she did not work. This site has been restored and preserved. The Kansas Grassroots Art Center now uses the house for artists-in-residence. Since 2002, the first floor of Florence's home has been turned into the Garden of Isis.

~SPACES Archives

Materials

concrete, rock, stone

SPACES Archives Holdings

1 folder: clippings, images

Map & Site Information

209-219 S E Harvest St
Lucas, Kansas, 67648 us
Latitude/Longitude: 39.0560208 / -98.5380317

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