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Photograph of a man-made waterfall in Busch's sunken gardens, Pasadena, 1916. Large rocks cover the hill forming the waterfall. The water falls to a pond or creek below where it continues to flow downhill. Bushes and other types of plant life grow between the rocks and surrounding areas. At the top of the waterfall are several trees standing next to a gate. The area appears to be fenced in. Several men stand on the other side of the fence. "In the early part of the twentieth century (about 1907), Adolphus Busch (yes, the original name on the Anheuser-Busch beer bottles) lived on a spacious estate in Pasadena, California. His home was spectacular, overlooking the floor of a very special canyon, the Arroyo Seco. The entire property was a large tract of land that bordered Bellefontaine St. on the northern end to Madeline Dr. on the southern end. The Arroyo Seco lies west of S. Arroyo Blvd. The Old Mill (star on the map) may still be viewed near the gate at 485 Madeline Drive. Mr. Busch had an idea to beautify his estate, which consisted of a large section of the Arroyo. He constructed some of the most beautiful gardens ever seen in California. Unfortunately, most of what you are seeing does not exist today, but restoring the beauty of the past is now in process in the lower Arroyo Seco." -- Ray Dashner.
1 photograph : glass photonegative, b&w 26 x 21 cm. glass plate negatives photographs
chs-m6045 USC-1-1-1-6154 [Legacy record ID] CHS-5620 http://doi.org/10.25549/chs-m6045 http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/CHS-5620.jpg
Busch Los Angeles County--Pasadena--General--Gardens and parks Waterfalls Gardens Parks
California Los Angeles Pasadena USA
1-37-80 [Microfiche number] 5620 [Accession number] CHS-5620 [Call number] California Historical Society [Contributing entity]