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Atascadero in San Luis Obispo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Sunken Gardens

2005 Restoration Project

 

—Dedicated December, 2005 —

 
Sunken Gardens Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, July 3, 2013
1. Sunken Gardens Marker
Inscription. Inspired by “The Grand Basin” at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, Atascadero founder E.G. Lewis envisioned a formal Sunken Garden to adorn the civic center in his new colony. Restored in 2005 as originally designed with walkways crossing the length and width of the gardens and meeting at a central fountain designed by architect Walter D. Bliss of the San Francisco firm of Bliss and Faville.
Funded by the
Atascadero Community Redevelopment Agency
Jerry L. Clay, Sr., Board Member
Tom O’Malley, Board Member – Wendy Scalise, Board Member
Wade C. McKinney, Executive Director
Steven B. Kahn, Public Works Director
Warren M. Frace, Community Development Director

 
Erected 2005 by Atascadero Redevelopment Agency.
 
Location. 35° 29.311′ N, 120° 40.094′ W. Marker is in Atascadero, California, in San Luis Obispo County. Marker is on West Mall near El Camino Real, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located near the northwest corner of the Sunken Gardens. Marker is in this post office area: Atascadero CA 93422, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Atascadero Administration Building (about 400
Sunken Gardens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2010
2. Sunken Gardens Marker
The mentioned fountain is seen in the photo above the marker.
feet away, measured in a direct line); Carlton Hotel (about 700 feet away); Your American Heritage Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); Templeton Carriage Works (approx. 4.7 miles away); Museum Property / Horstman House (approx. 4.7 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atascadero.
 
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The Sunken Gardens and The Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2010
3. The Sunken Gardens and The Fountain
The Atascadero Administration Building is seen in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 529 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 24, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.   2, 3. submitted on December 5, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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