Jean Snowden


Jean Snowden (1933-2006) photographed her neighborhood from 1983 to 1993, in images that celebrated the changing lights and seasons.

Occasionally, in an effort to encourage her neighbors to do better, she also documented neglect.




3812 and 3814 Beecher Street, 1984



From Carillon House, where Snowden lived.



From Holy Rood Cemetery, on a summer morning.



The bus stop at Pearson’s Drug Store, on Wisconsin Avenue.



37th Street.



In Memoriam

Jean Snowden, June 21, 1933 – October 19, 2006

We are sad to report the death of Jean Snowden. Jean lived at the Carillon House for many years before moving to Friendship Terrace retirement home in AU Park.

She was both painter and photographer and active in neighborhood affairs. She loved nature and especially liked wandering through Glover-Archbold woods and photographing the unusual. She exhibited paintings at 1st Union Bank (now Wachovia), sold many of her photos at Glover Park Day, and always reminded her neighbors to keep the streets clean and to pick up trash and litter!


Ariadne Henry

Glover Park Gazette

November, 2006