William Winlock dies Jan. 24, 1876 and is buried at the Masonic Cemetery in Tumwater, WA. Mary Miller assumes control of the family businesses and manages these successfully, preserving the family fortune until her death in December 1927.
Mary Miller donated land for a new high school in Olympia to be named after her late husband, William Winlock Miller. The original school, located on what is currently the campus of Washington’s capitol building, burnt down in 1918 and was rebuilt nearby.
Later in 1962 the high school was moved to its current location on 1302 North Street SE, Olympia. It is commonly referred to as Olympia High School.
Betty & Pendleton Miller buy 5 acres in The Highlands. They build a home designed by architect Daniel Lamont. This photo shows the house circa 1949.
Elisabeth Miller starts planting her garden.
Northwest Horticultural Society founded by Elisabeth C Miller.
At the first Northwest Horticultural Society plant sale, University Village, Seattle.
The sale supported the University of Washington Arboretum Foundation.
Elisabeth Carey Miller served as horticultural consultant for the planting on Freeway Park, Seattle.
Freeway Park opened to the public on July 4, 1976.
Overview of Freeway Park at the time.
Freeway Park was meant to be an oasis in the city.
Elisabeth C. Miller serves as chairman of Hort Fest ’76 held in the First National Bank Building, downtown Seattle.
Elisabeth C. Miller Library opens at the Center for Urban Horticulture.
Elisabeth C Miller dies.
(November 29, 1914 – March 14, 1994)
The Elisabeth C Miller Garden opened to the public.
Great Plant Picks launched at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show.
Stone terrace and staircase built in lower garden.
Alpine staircase built in lower garden.
Alpine staircase plantings and containers.
Alpine staircase seating and plantings.
New sandstone terrace added to dining room terrace.
Container planting display on the new terrace.
The new terrace steps.
Another view of the new terrace steps.
Stone stairs and new rockery installed in lower garden.
Another view of the new steps and rockery.