Beverly Hills in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Virginia Robinson Gardens
County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation
Erected by County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
Location. 34° 5.176′ N, 118° 25.029′ W. Marker is in Beverly Hills, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Elden Way 0.1 miles north of North Crescent Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1008 Elden Way, Beverly Hills CA 90210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Beverly Hills Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Will Rogers Memorial Park (approx. half a mile away); Morton Bay Fig (approx. 1.2 miles away); Beverly Hills Main Post Office (approx. 1.3 miles away); Dickson Plaza and Dickson CourtAddress by President Lincoln (approx. 2.7 miles away); Portolá Trail 1769 (approx. 2.9 miles away); Nancy Pohl Overlook at Fryman Canyon (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beverly Hills.
Regarding Virginia Robinson Gardens. This was the first estate in Beverly Hills, the private residence of Virginia Dryden Robinson, heir to J. W. Robinson's Department Store. The mansion was designed in 1911 by architect Nathaniel Dryden, who was Virginia's father.
In 1978 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is also a California Point of Historical Interest, and on the City of Beverly Hills Local Register of Historic Properties.
Today the 6-acre property is operated by Los Angeles County Parks, open to the public for tours by advanced reservation only.
Also see . . . Virginia Robinson Gardens. (Submitted on April 21, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 21, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.