Genevieve Gillette

General Information

Occupation: Landscape Architect, Conservationist

Date of Birth: January 01, 1898

Date of Death: January 01, 1986

Birth City: Lansing

Birth State/Province: Michigan

Birth Country: United States

Resident City: Detroit

Resident State/Province: Michigan

Resident Country: United States

Archive/Repository: Michigan Historical Collection, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, The Genevieve Gillette Papers, 1883-1980

Sources: Birnbaum, Charles A., and Robin Karson, eds. Pioneers of American Landscape Design : An Annotated Bibliography. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2000.


Subject: State Park Conservation


Employer: Jens Jensen

Title: Landscape Architect

City: Chicago

State: Illinois

Country: United States

Employer: Chamber of Commerce

Title: Consultant on City Development

City: Lakeland

State: Florida

Country: United States

Employer: florist and nursery business

Title: Landscape Architect

City: Detroit

State: Michigan

Country: United States

Employer: Detroit Park and Recreation Department

Title: Garden Instructor

City: Detroit

State: Michigan

Country: United States

Employer: private practice

Title: Landscape Architect

City: Ann Arbor

State: Michigan

Country: United States


Name: P.J. Hoffmaster

Project: state park system in Michigan

State: Michigan

Country: United States


No apprenticeships on record


No awards on record


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Notable Projects

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Institution: Michigan Agricultural College

Department: Landscape Architecture

End Date: January 01, 1920

Notes: first woman to graduate from Michigan Agricultural College with a degree in Landscape Architecture


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Professional Affiliations

Organization: Council on Recreation and Natural Beauty

Role: Citizen's Advisory Committee Member

Start Date: January 01, 1965

Notes: invited by President Lydon B. Johnson

Organization: Friends of the Native Landscape

Organization: Michigan State Parks Association

Role: Founding Member

Publications By

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Publications About

Title: Genevieve Gillette: From Thrift Gardens to National Parks

Author: Miriam Rutz, ed. William H. Tishler

Publication: Landscape Architecture in the Midwest

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

City: Champaign