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Santa Anita Depot. Arboretum

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Artist
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
Description
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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Artist
Edna Lenz
Description
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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Queen Anne Cottage. Arboretum

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Artist
Justine Wishek
Description
Queen Anne Cottage --Located beside the natural lake in what is now the Arboretum, this guesthouse was designed and built in 1885 by Albert A. Bennett, the father of Baldwin's fourth wife. Before the cottage was completed, Baldwin and his fourth wife separated, and the cottage became a memorial to…

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Justine Wishek
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Queen Anne Cottage --Located beside the natural lake in what is now the Arboretum, this guesthouse was designed and built in 1885 by Albert A. Bennett, the father of Baldwin's fourth wife. Before the cottage was completed, Baldwin and his fourth wife separated, and the cottage became a memorial to the third Mrs. Baldwin, who had died in 1881. The Cottage served as the Baldwin guesthouse on the Ranch. The Queen Anne Cottage was formally dedicated as a State Historic Landmark in 1954.
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65W
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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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Artist
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.
Item ID
60L
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Oakwood Hotel. Fairy Land

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Artist
Justine Wishek
Description
Oakwood Hotel -- Entrance to Fairy Land. Construction of Lucky Baldwin's Oakwood Hotel began in June of 1887 on the southwest corner of First Avenue and Santa Clara Street, across the tracks from the Santa Anita Depot. When completed, the two-story brick building contained 35 rooms with verandas r…

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Artist
Justine Wishek
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Oakwood Hotel -- Entrance to Fairy Land. Construction of Lucky Baldwin's Oakwood Hotel began in June of 1887 on the southwest corner of First Avenue and Santa Clara Street, across the tracks from the Santa Anita Depot. When completed, the two-story brick building contained 35 rooms with verandas running around both floors. In 1903 it became the first City Government headquarters, and later was the area's sporting center. It was destroyed by fire on November 26, 1911.
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72W
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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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Hugo Reid Adobe. Arboretum

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Artist
Justine Wishek
Description
Hugo Reid Adobe -- Built in 1840, the Hugo Reid Adobe was the first permanent structure built on Rancho Santa Anita. By the time Lucky Baldwin acquired the Rancho, an L-shaped wing had been added to the original three-room structure. It was here, overlooking the lake where Hugo Reid had built his…

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Artist
Justine Wishek
Description
Hugo Reid Adobe -- Built in 1840, the Hugo Reid Adobe was the first permanent structure built on Rancho Santa Anita. By the time Lucky Baldwin acquired the Rancho, an L-shaped wing had been added to the original three-room structure. It was here, overlooking the lake where Hugo Reid had built his adobe some 70 years previously, that Lucky Baldwin died in March, 1909. In 1959-60, the Adobe was restored. It remains where it has always been, just south of the lake on what is now the grounds of the Arboretum.
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9W
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Justine Wishek
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Arcadia Santa Fe Station -- Originally located at First Avenue and St. Joseph Street, the Arcadia Railroad Station was built in 1887 by the Santa Fe Railroad. This is the artist's conception of the station as it might have appeared in the early 1900s, complete with gables, turrets and cupolas. Th…

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Artist
Justine Wishek
Description
Arcadia Santa Fe Station -- Originally located at First Avenue and St. Joseph Street, the Arcadia Railroad Station was built in 1887 by the Santa Fe Railroad. This is the artist's conception of the station as it might have appeared in the early 1900s, complete with gables, turrets and cupolas. The wood-frame, three-room structure was built to provide passenger service to and from Los Angeles. In later years, it was used exclusively for freight. In 1971, the building was moved to the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds in Pomona, where it was restored.
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74W
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Santa Anita Park, 1907-1909

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Artist
Justine Wishek
Description
Arcadia's First Racetrack -- Known locally as "The Old Baldwin Racetrack," Santa Anita Park opened December 7, 1907 at the site of today's Santa Anita Golf Course. This racetrack represented the realization of Lucky Baldwin's greatest ambition. "I desire no other monument," said Baldwin when the fi…

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Artist
Justine Wishek
Description
Arcadia's First Racetrack -- Known locally as "The Old Baldwin Racetrack," Santa Anita Park opened December 7, 1907 at the site of today's Santa Anita Golf Course. This racetrack represented the realization of Lucky Baldwin's greatest ambition. "I desire no other monument," said Baldwin when the first day's races at his new track had been run. "This is the greatest thing I have ever done, and I am satisfied." In 1909, horseracing was banned throughout the State. Santa Anita Park closed on April 17, 1909. In 1912, the grandstand burned.
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98W
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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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Artist
Edna Lenz
Description
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."
Item ID
76L
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Justine Wishek
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Losse's Saddlery -- According to the artist,this early Arcadia building was located across from the Santa Fe Station.

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Justine Wishek
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Losse's Saddlery -- According to the artist,this early Arcadia building was located across from the Santa Fe Station.
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81W
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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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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 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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Artist
Edna Lenz
Description
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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Justine Wishek
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Indian Rock -- This historic boulder, standing in the area of the Rincon Ranger Station ten miles north of Azusa in the San Gabriel Canyon, is believed to have been used by the Gabrielino Indians as a means of pictographic communication.

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Justine Wishek
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Indian Rock -- This historic boulder, standing in the area of the Rincon Ranger Station ten miles north of Azusa in the San Gabriel Canyon, is believed to have been used by the Gabrielino Indians as a means of pictographic communication.
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Justine Wishek
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San Gabriel Mission -- Established in 1771 by Frs. Cambon and Somera, the fourth of 21 missions built by the Franciscan Fathers along El Camino Real. It became known as "The Queen of the Missions". The largest and richest of the missions, its fertile lands extended from the Pacific Ocean to the San…

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Justine Wishek
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San Gabriel Mission -- Established in 1771 by Frs. Cambon and Somera, the fourth of 21 missions built by the Franciscan Fathers along El Camino Real. It became known as "The Queen of the Missions". The largest and richest of the missions, its fertile lands extended from the Pacific Ocean to the San Bernardino Mountains, and the entire "Valley" was under its jurisdiction.
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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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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
Description
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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