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Bakersfield in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Gazebo

 
 
Gazebo Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
1. Gazebo Marker
Inscription.  
A gazebo is a common garden structure often found in warm climates to provide shade.

Dairy owner Christian Mattly built this gazebo next to a dormitory for students enrolled in courses at the Kern County High School farm around 1905.

Students were instructed in growing alfalfa, corn, cotton, fruit, vegetables and flowers to build their knowledge of agricultural practices. Instructors also taught students how to care for chickens, cows, horses, and turkeys.The high school farm was originally located at 25th and M Streets and later moved to Stine Road in Bakersfield.

This structure was a gift from the Kern County Union High School District in 1966.
 
Erected by Kern County Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
 
Location. 35° 23.547′ N, 119° 1.282′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Chester Avenue. Marker and gazebo are located between the Joss House and
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the Weill House at Pioneer Village at the Kern County Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3801 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joss House (a few steps from this marker); Haggard House (a few steps from this marker); Bena Depot (a few steps from this marker); Railroad Flagman’s Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Southern Pacific Engine #2914 (within shouting distance of this marker); Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Weill House (within shouting distance of this marker); Southern Pacific Railroad Jail (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bakersfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Gazebo. (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
2. Garden Gazebos – A History. (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
 
Gazebo and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
2. Gazebo and Marker
The Weill House is seen on the right.
Photos Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
3. Photos Displayed on Marker
Upper Photo:
Christian Mattly, circa 1910.

Lower Photo:
Students and faculty at the Kern County Union High School farm 1915.
Photos Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
4. Photos Displayed on Marker
Upper Photo:
The gazebo (far right) on the Kern County Union High School farm on Stine Road, circa 1940.

Lower Photo:
A student feeding cows on the Kern County Union High School farm 1939.
The Gazebo image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
5. The Gazebo
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,185 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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