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Interior view of atrium inside of the Gail Borden Jr. residence in Alhambra, shown at an angle, ca.1902-1908
Pierce, C.C. (Charles C.), 1861-1946
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1902/1908
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
California Historical Society
University of Southern California Digital Library
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Rights Information
Doheny Memorial Library, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189
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Photograph of interior view of the atrium inside of the Gail Borden Jr. (1801-1874
of condensed milk fame) residence in Alhambra, shown at an angle, ca.1902-1908. This Moorish-style atrium consists of columns supporting arches forming a rectangular center, where a glass ceiling provides greenhouse-like sunlight. In the center is a fountain or multi-level platform where a variety of plants in vases are displayed. Spread around the patio are several wooden chairs, several ferns, a variety of other types of plants, and two bird cages. Parts of the floor are covered with decorative rugs.
"Borden sold another house to W.I. Hollingsworth" -- picture file card. "American philanthropist, businessman, and inventor, who envisioned food concentrates as a means of safeguarding the human food supply. He was the first to develop a commercial method of condensing milk, and the dairy company founded by him (renamed Borden, Inc., in 1968) expanded and diversified to become a sizable conglomerate." -- unkown author.
2 photographs : glass photonegative, photoprint, b&w
21 x 26 cm.
glass plate negatives
photographic prints
USC-1-1-1-5168 [Legacy record ID]
Borden, Gail
Architecture, Domestic
Los Angeles County--Alhambra--Architecture--Domestic--Gail Borden House
Housing areas
Time Period
circa 1902/1908
Los Angeles
1-24- [Microfiche number]
5051 [Accession number]
CHS-5051 [Call number]
California Historical Society [Contributing entity]
Anna Marie Hager. "A Salute to the Port of Los Angeles-From Mud Flats to Modern Day Miracle" California History Quarterly 49, no. 4 (1970): 332
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, 1860-1960

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