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Queen Anne Cottage at Arboretum
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Cicero, Dave
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph was used for two articles dated December 30, 1960 and May 14, 1962.
Built between the years 1885-86 by Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin, it is believed that the Queen Anne Cottage was 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.
The first photograph captions reads, "The Queen Anne Cottage was built by E. J. 'Lucky' Baldwin in 1881 as a guest house. Baldwin himself never lived in the cottage, preferring nearby Hugo Reid Adobe, dating from 1839. The cottage is at the center of what is now the Los Angeles State and County Arboretum."; The second photograph captions reads, "his restored guest house is at center of Los Angeles State and County Arboretum, hard-by Santa Anita."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE Box 1707
Los Angeles State and County Arboretum
Queen Anne revival (Architecture)--California--Arcadia
Arboretums--California--Los Angeles County
Arcadia (Calif.)
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Bennett, Albert A

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