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Title
Los Angeles County Arboretum
Alternative Title
Works Progress Administration Photo Collection
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Exterior of the "Queen Anne Cottage." Built between the years 1885-86 by Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin, it is believed to have been a honeymoon gift for Lucky's fourth wife, sixteen year-old Lillie Bennett. Lillie's father, architect Albert A. Bennett, designed the cottage. After the May-December marriage ended in 1885, Baldwin converted the home into a memorial to the third wife, Jennie Dexter, who had died in 1881. Jennie's likeness can be seen in a stained glass portrait in the front door and in a large portrait hanging in the parlor, both of which remain in the cottage today. Baldwin resided in the neighboring 8-room adobe house, originally owned by Hugo Reid, leaving the cottage to serve as the ranch guest house. After Baldwin's death in 1909, the ranch land fell into the hands of Baldwin's daughter Anita, who in 1936, sold some acres to Harry Chandler of the Los Angeles Times. Chandler owned a real estate company, Rancho Santa Anita, Inc., which oversaw the former Baldwin land and developed subdivisions in the area. In 1947, 111 acres of the former Santa Anita Ranch were purchased from Rancho Santa Anita, Inc. by the State of California and County of Los Angeles to develop the arboretum.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00021429
Works Progress Administration Collection
WPA 2384
CARL0000025059
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/1703
Subject
Arboretum of Los Angeles County
Queen Anne revival (Architecture)--California--Arcadia
Arboretums--California--Los Angeles County
Dwellings--California--Arcadia
Arcadia (Calif.)
Bennett, Albert A

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