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The main entrance to a property deserves very special attention, for a good introduction is half the story. The orator spares no pains with his exordium to ingratiate himself with his audience.

The composer of music arranges a carefully studied introduction for every set piece. The architect always wishes to have the portal and entrance hall of every building as attractive as possible.

It is good technic to present the main theme, or at least to suggest it, in the introduction. The musical composer does this. The architect would consider his entrance badly designed if one could not tell from it whether he was entering a church or a military barracks. If the pine woods are to be the main theme in a park, it would be quite proper to introduce a few pines at the park entrance. Certainly a rose-garden would be artistically unsuitable for the entrance to such a park. If we are planning a riverside park, we ought to have a glimpse of the river from the entrance, or at least some planting or some sculptured setting to suggest the flowing water. If we are designing a cemetery park the quiet and solemn character of the place should be plainly signified at the entrance.

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