MorellNichols UMM-82   Anthony U. Morell and Arthur R. Nichols

When Chester and Clara Congdon hired renowned landscape architect Charles W. Leavitt, Jr. to design the grounds of Glensheen, Leavitt sent two of his best men to make sure his plans were followed to the letter: Anthony U. Morell and Arthur R. Nichols. While in Duluth the pair made significant connections, and by the time they had finished their work at Glensheen in 1908 they decided to permanently settle in Minnesota, where they created the state’s foremost landscape architecture firm.

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Portions of this excerpt were written by Greg Kopischke. Greg held a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Minnesota and was a Westwood principal. Thank you to ASLA-MN member Kent Worley for sharing this resource!

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Anthony U. Morell & Arthur Nichols and a dog, name unknown. (Image: University of Minnesota Morris)