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Santa Anita Depot. Arboretum

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Edna Lenz
Description
Santa Anita Depot and Post Office -- Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin, owner of Rancho Santa Anita, gave the Santa Fe Railroad Company the right of way through his property if it would build a depot on it, bring the mail to the depot; and make it a signal stop. A.A. Bennett, the architect who designed…

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Edna Lenz
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Santa Anita Depot and Post Office -- Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin, owner of Rancho Santa Anita, gave the Santa Fe Railroad Company the right of way through his property if it would build a depot on it, bring the mail to the depot; and make it a signal stop. A.A. Bennett, the architect who designed the Capitol at Sacramento, also designed this Santa Anita Depot, which was built in 1890. The two-story Santa Anita Depot opened on Baldwin Avenue in 1890. Living quarters for the station agent, consisting of two rooms and a porch, were located on the second floor. During President Teddy Roosevelt's 1904 re-election campaign, the Santa Anita Depot was one of his "whistle stops." The station closed in 1940. When construction of the 210 Freeway threatened its existence in the late 1960s, it was dismantled and moved to the Arboretum. The newly relocated and reconstructed Depot was dedicated in September, 1970.
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63L
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Santa Anita Store. Baldwin, Elias J "Lucky"

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Artist
Edna Lenz
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Lucky Baldwin's Store -- Known as "the Corner Store" was a built outside the Old Ranch Road gateway entrance to the Rancho Santa Anita, and served as a general emporium for the public as well as the Rancho tenants and workers. It carried groceries and "provisions," as well as Baldwin's wines and b…

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Edna Lenz
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Lucky Baldwin's Store -- Known as "the Corner Store" was a built outside the Old Ranch Road gateway entrance to the Rancho Santa Anita, and served as a general emporium for the public as well as the Rancho tenants and workers. It carried groceries and "provisions," as well as Baldwin's wines and brandies.
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64L
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Sierra Madre. Le Grifon Antique Shop

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Artist
Edna Lenz
Description
Antique Shop (Sierra Madre) -- On what is now the southeast corner of Baldwin Avenue and Sierra Madre Boulevard, Martin Olsen, a cobbler, opened a shoeshop in 1887. Before being torn down in 1956, it had also reportedly been a print shop, a Red Cross Headquarters, the residence of Orson Wells, a m…

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Edna Lenz
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Antique Shop (Sierra Madre) -- On what is now the southeast corner of Baldwin Avenue and Sierra Madre Boulevard, Martin Olsen, a cobbler, opened a shoeshop in 1887. Before being torn down in 1956, it had also reportedly been a print shop, a Red Cross Headquarters, the residence of Orson Wells, a mortuary, and Le Grifon Antique Shop.
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60L
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Edna Lenz
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Arcadia's First School -- This converted packing shed donated by Lucky Baldwin, was located on the northeast corner of Santa Anita Avenue and Huntington Drive, and opened as a school in 1903 with 58 students. Arcadia students had been attending schools in Monrovia, Sierra Madre and Chapman.

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Edna Lenz
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Arcadia's First School -- This converted packing shed donated by Lucky Baldwin, was located on the northeast corner of Santa Anita Avenue and Huntington Drive, and opened as a school in 1903 with 58 students. Arcadia students had been attending schools in Monrovia, Sierra Madre and Chapman.
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89L
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Edna Lenz
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Arcadia's First City Hall -- Erected on the northwest corner of Huntington Drive and First Avenue. It was a two-story colonial-style building designed by architect Xavier Lourdou. Dedicated on July 13, 1918, it served as Arcadia's seat of municipal government until 1948. It was torn down in 1950.

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Edna Lenz
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Arcadia's First City Hall -- Erected on the northwest corner of Huntington Drive and First Avenue. It was a two-story colonial-style building designed by architect Xavier Lourdou. Dedicated on July 13, 1918, it served as Arcadia's seat of municipal government until 1948. It was torn down in 1950.
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86L
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Edna Lenz
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Santa Fe Switch Tower in Arcadia -- This tower was placed in service about 1919. The plant was manned by Santa Fe on a 24-hour basis. It was demolished in 1954 when its function was automated. One side of the building reads "Arcadia Tower."

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Edna Lenz
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Santa Fe Switch Tower in Arcadia -- This tower was placed in service about 1919. The plant was manned by Santa Fe on a 24-hour basis. It was demolished in 1954 when its function was automated. One side of the building reads "Arcadia Tower."
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76L
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Arcadia Public Library

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Artist
Edna Lenz
Description
Arcadia's First City Library Building -- This small frame house just north of the old City Hall was given to the City Council "without alterations, for use as a library," in 1924. ( A room in City Hall had served as the municipal library since the summer of 1920 when a proposition placed on the ba…

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Edna Lenz
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Arcadia's First City Library Building -- This small frame house just north of the old City Hall was given to the City Council "without alterations, for use as a library," in 1924. ( A room in City Hall had served as the municipal library since the summer of 1920 when a proposition placed on the ballot to establish a city library had received a favorable vote earlier in the year. From 1914 to 1920 the local library had been a branch of the Los Angeles County Library, housed in the McCoy Block.) This building served as the City's library until a new building was constructed in 1930.
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87L
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Edna Lenz
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Adobe Where Lucky Baldwin Died -- Built in 1840, the Hugo Reid Adobe was the first permanent structure built on Rancho Santa Anita. It was here, overlooking the lake where Hugo Reid had built his adobe some 70 years previously, that Lucky Baldwin died in 1909. In 1959-60, the Adobe was restored. …

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Edna Lenz
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Adobe Where Lucky Baldwin Died -- Built in 1840, the Hugo Reid Adobe was the first permanent structure built on Rancho Santa Anita. It was here, overlooking the lake where Hugo Reid had built his adobe some 70 years previously, that Lucky Baldwin died in 1909. In 1959-60, the Adobe was restored. It remains where it has always been, just south of the lake in what is now the Arboretum.
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92L
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Edna Lenz
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Bonita Hotel -- Built in 1890 on what is now the corner of Wheeler Street and First Avenue, this "hotel and bar" prospered after the Oakwood Hotel was destroyed by fire. It is no longer standing.

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Edna Lenz
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Bonita Hotel -- Built in 1890 on what is now the corner of Wheeler Street and First Avenue, this "hotel and bar" prospered after the Oakwood Hotel was destroyed by fire. It is no longer standing.
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96L
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Edna Lenz
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Santa Anita Clubhouse Turn (1966) -- This is a familiar scene to the millions who have excitedly watched the thoroughbreds round this turn going into the stretch.

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Edna Lenz
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Santa Anita Clubhouse Turn (1966) -- This is a familiar scene to the millions who have excitedly watched the thoroughbreds round this turn going into the stretch.
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100L
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Edna Lenz
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Choir Loft Stairway--at the San Gabriel Mission.

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Edna Lenz
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Choir Loft Stairway--at the San Gabriel Mission.
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3L
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Edna Lenz
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Mission Bells (San Gabriel Mission) -- Brought from Spain for the belfry (campanario), the bells, in their rope-worn niches, are still used on occasion.

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Edna Lenz
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Mission Bells (San Gabriel Mission) -- Brought from Spain for the belfry (campanario), the bells, in their rope-worn niches, are still used on occasion.
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4L
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California - San Marino. El Molino Viejo

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Artist
Edna Lenz
Description
Old Mill (El Molino Viejo) -- This, San Marino's oldest (circa 1812) and most historic building, was the first grist mill in California. It was soon abandoned because water spiraling up the shaft dampened the grain and the meal could not be stored there.

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Edna Lenz
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Old Mill (El Molino Viejo) -- This, San Marino's oldest (circa 1812) and most historic building, was the first grist mill in California. It was soon abandoned because water spiraling up the shaft dampened the grain and the meal could not be stored there.
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7L
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San Gabriel Mission. Agriculture

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Artist
Edna Lenz
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Trinity Grapevine -- Alleged to be California's first grapevine, planted near the San Gabriel Mission by David Franklin Hall in 1861.

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Edna Lenz
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Trinity Grapevine -- Alleged to be California's first grapevine, planted near the San Gabriel Mission by David Franklin Hall in 1861.
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8L
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Dalton, Henry. Rancho de Azusa. Azusa

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Artist
Edna Lenz
Description
Dalton Adobe -- Captain Henry Dalton, a prosperous Englishman, was one of the few settlers who purchased his land grant. He is reputed to have paid $125,000 for the "Rancho de Azusa" land, and in 1844 built this adobe on it in Azusa Canyon.

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Edna Lenz
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Dalton Adobe -- Captain Henry Dalton, a prosperous Englishman, was one of the few settlers who purchased his land grant. He is reputed to have paid $125,000 for the "Rancho de Azusa" land, and in 1844 built this adobe on it in Azusa Canyon.
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17L
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La Puente. Dibble House

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Artist
Edna Lenz
Description
Dibble House -- Built in 1855, this two-storied structure is notable because it was made of bricks from a kiln on the rancho, and was one of the first Southern California dwellings to have been influenced by eastern U.S. architecture. Located in what is now La Puente, it was razed to make room for …

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Edna Lenz
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Dibble House -- Built in 1855, this two-storied structure is notable because it was made of bricks from a kiln on the rancho, and was one of the first Southern California dwellings to have been influenced by eastern U.S. architecture. Located in what is now La Puente, it was razed to make room for a housing tract.
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18L
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Edna Lenz
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End of Stagecoach Line -- The "Old Spanish Trail" into California was used by many early pioneers who came to California via the southern route; the trail ended on what is now Valley Boulevard in El Monte. According to legend, the large oak was known as "Hangman's Tree."

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Edna Lenz
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End of Stagecoach Line -- The "Old Spanish Trail" into California was used by many early pioneers who came to California via the southern route; the trail ended on what is now Valley Boulevard in El Monte. According to legend, the large oak was known as "Hangman's Tree."
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20L
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El Encanto Inn (Encanto Restaurant). San Gabriel Canyon

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Edna Lenz
Description
Encanto Restaurant -- Originally El Encanto Inn, this building, which is still standing in San Gabriel Canyon north of Azusa, exemplifies early California architecture. It is one of the oldest restaurants in the area.

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Edna Lenz
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Encanto Restaurant -- Originally El Encanto Inn, this building, which is still standing in San Gabriel Canyon north of Azusa, exemplifies early California architecture. It is one of the oldest restaurants in the area.
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42L
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Edna Lenz
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The Short Line -- This railway line ran one train a day each way between Los Angeles and Pasadena, and became famous in the 1920's when it was used in "The Perils of Pauline," (Pearl White silent-movie serial), and many other silent movies.

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Edna Lenz
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The Short Line -- This railway line ran one train a day each way between Los Angeles and Pasadena, and became famous in the 1920's when it was used in "The Perils of Pauline," (Pearl White silent-movie serial), and many other silent movies.
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48L
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Sierra Madre. Churches-Congregational Church

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Artist
Edna Lenz
Description
Congregational Church (Sierra Madre) -- Still standing at 170 West Sierra Madre Boulevard in Sierra Madre, and in use, this is one of the few existing 19th century Protestant churches in the area that was patterned after the standard architectual style of the old New England churches.

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Edna Lenz
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Congregational Church (Sierra Madre) -- Still standing at 170 West Sierra Madre Boulevard in Sierra Madre, and in use, this is one of the few existing 19th century Protestant churches in the area that was patterned after the standard architectual style of the old New England churches.
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59L
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