Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Santa Monica Forestry Station
Erected 1971 by California Parks, the California Division Of Forestry, and the City & County of Los Angeles. (Marker Number 840.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmark series list.
Location. 34° 2.214′ N, 118° 30.907′ W. Marker is in Pacific Palisades, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Latimer Road and Hilltree Road, on the left when traveling north on Latimer Road. Located south of the Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 574 Latimer Road, Pacific Palisades CA 90272, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Port Los Angeles (approx. 0.8 miles away); George Washington (approx. one mile away); Olympiad Rose Bush (approx. one mile away); “Trees of Santa Monica” (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Discovery of Santa Monica (approx. 1˝ miles away); John P. Jones Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away); Will Rogers Highway (approx. 1.9 miles away); Rapp’s Saloon (approx. 1.9 miles away).
Regarding Santa Monica Forestry Station. In the 1920’s this land was purchased by Harry Haldeman, grandfather of Watergate conspirator H.R. Haldeman, for use by members of the exclusive men’s club, the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Calling their group the Uplifters, the name referred to both the uplifting of the arts and the hoisting of cocktails. Their clubhouse, designed by architect William Dodd, was dedicated in 1923. Members leased lots nearby for $100, and some built cabins. After the Depression, movie stars moved in and built larger homes. In 1953 the clubhouse, along with the nearby eucalyptus grove, was donated to Los Angeles and is now the Rustic Canyon Recreation Center.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 8, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.