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

Gazebo

 
 
Gazebo Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
Location. 35° 23.547′ N, 119° 1.282′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Chester Avenue. Touch for map. Marker and gazebo are located between the Joss House and the Weill House at Pioneer Village at the Kern County Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3801 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joss House (a few steps from this marker); Bena Depot
Gazebo and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
2. Gazebo and Marker
The Weill House is seen on the right.
(a few steps from 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); Fairhaven Pump House (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller and Lux Survey Office (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bakersfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kern County Museum - The Gazebo. The Kern County Museum website quotes the text of the marker and displays a photo. (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. History of the Gazebo. (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
3. Garden Gazebos – A History. (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Categories. EducationNotable Buildings
 
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.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
5. The Gazebo
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,012 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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