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Title
Adolphus Busch's sunken gardens, Pasadena, ca.1916
Creator
Pierce, C.C. (Charles C.), 1861-1946
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1916
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Rights Information
Doheny Memorial Library, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189
Public Domain. Release under the CC BY Attribution license--http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--Credit both “University of Southern California. Libraries” and “California Historical Society” as the source. Digitally reproduced by the USC Digital Library; From the California Historical Society Collection at the University of Southern California
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Description
Photograph of Adolphus Busch's sunken gardens, Pasadena, ca.1916. Trees cover the grassy, hilly landscape. Several geese can be seen waddling in and around the pond that is situated at the lower parts of the hilly estate. In the extreme background, a line of several trees can be seen.
"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.
Type
image
Format
2 photographs : glass photonegative, photoprint, b&w
21 x 26 cm.
glass plate negatives
photographic prints
photographs
Identifier
chs-m6046
USC-1-1-1-6155 [Legacy record ID]
CHS-5618
http://doi.org/10.25549/chs-m6046
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/CHS-5618.jpg
Subject
Busch
Gardens
Los Angeles County--Pasadena--General--Gardens and parks
Parks
Time Period
circa 1916
Place
California
Los Angeles
Pasadena
USA
Source
1-37-78 [Microfiche number]
5618 [Accession number]
CHS-5618 [Call number]
California Historical Society [Contributing entity]
Relation
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, 1860-1960
USC
chs-m265

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