The Acton Community Presbyterian Church began as the Union Moral and Religious Association of Acton. The association's first meeting was held on April 28, 1888. The first formal service took place on June 17, 1888 at the Little White School which . . . — — Map (db m127488) HM
The first adobe schoolhouse in 1869 was located near Ravenna, and served the children of miners and ranchers covering a 2,500 square mile area. A subsequent structure, built in 1870, was destroyed by flood in 1880. The present brick schoolhouse, . . . — — Map (db m145704) HM
We welcome visitors to the Historic Acton Cemetery. Out of respect for church members, relatives, and descendants of those buried here, we ask that you treat this sacred site with care and reverence.
John and Wilhemina Duehren arrived in . . . — — Map (db m145703) HM
Ladyface Mountain climbs to 2,031 feet above sea level and is visible for many miles.
Legend has it that the Chumash Indians, who used the mountain as a perch to view the
entire Conejo Valley, gave the mountain the name "Ladyface."
The . . . — — Map (db m200712) HM
Rancher John Morrison and his family occupied this historic house in 1904. They lived and worked here for almost 60 years. Morrison‘s family cleared land to grow hay and raised horses and cattle to sell at nearby markets. They also built barns, . . . — — Map (db m167302) HM
You've seen Western Town in hundreds of movies, TV shows and commercials. It all started back in 1927 when Paramount
Pictures purchased 2,700 acres of the old Rancho Las Virgenes for use as a "movie ranch."
"Cisco Kid," "Dr. Quinn, Medicine . . . — — Map (db m150029) HM
Memorial Ceremony honoring Horace Marden Albright (January 6, 1890 - March 28, 1987).
His footprints are on the United States and
the world because all other national park systems
are modeled on the one he built.
April 4, 1987, . . . — — Map (db m195598) HM
Daughters of the American Revolution commemorate the significant role the
Reyes Adobe historical site played in the development of California and its
history. The property was a stop along the state's famous El Camino Real. — — Map (db m154344) HM
Dedicated December 18, 1982
by the Alhambra City Council
Alhambra Redevelopment Agency Board.
This Brown Street Clock
marked the time and location
of Henry E. Wellman Jewelers
The clock has been restored
to its . . . — — Map (db m190603) HM
The 135 Deodar Cedar trees were planted in 1885 by the Woodbury Family, the founders of Altadena. First organized by F.C. Nash in 1920, the "Mile of Christmas Trees" has been strung with 10,000 lights each holiday season through the efforts of . . . — — Map (db m143798) HM
Designed by Whitney R. Smith in
the Early Modern architectural
style and built in 1941 for Evelyn
and Jackson Holmes.
on February 9, 2021 by the Board
and Records Commission. — — Map (db m192512) HM
Lt. O. Oliver Goodall lived at 679 W. Harriet Street from 1961 until his death in
2010 and made a powerful impact on his adopted communities of Altadena and Pasadena, in addition to contributing to elevating the dignity and civil rights of . . . — — Map (db m145504) HM WM
Welcome to the Vetter Mountain Fire Lookout Tower in the Angeles National Forest. As you can see from the spectacular vistas, Vetter Mountain is an ideal location for a fire lookout.
The Vetter Mountain Lookout was constructed in 1937 and . . . — — Map (db m201274) HM
Built in 1900 alongside the West Fork of the San Gabriel River and north of Mt. Wilson, the historic cabin was the first ranger station built in California with federal government funds — $75. In the late 1920's, new roads into the mountains . . . — — Map (db m154560) HM
A street of houses designed in the Eastlake and Queen Anne styles of the late 19th century, exhibiting the finest collection of Victorian domestic architecture remaining in Los Angeles. From their vantage point on Angelino Heights, these houses have . . . — — Map (db m167925) HM
Ray A. Toney and his son Edward A. Toney built this ranch-style residence on property homesteaded by William H. Krieg, Ray's uncle. The Toneys, a pioneering Agua Dulce family, built the residence during the Great Depression using wood salvaged from . . . — — Map (db m133731) HM
A Brief History
The barn and two-room bunkhouse/store that were still being utilized at Adams’ Pack Station in 2011 were built 75 years earlier by the original owner of what has become the last remaining pack station in southern California. . . . — — Map (db m122240) HM
Discovered in the foothills of
in 1905 by William Warren Orcutt,
Artifact reputed to have
served as a baptismal font at
the nearby La Purisima Mission
destroyed by earthquake in 1821. — — Map (db m193775) HM
Anita May Baldwin
was the only daughter born to Arcadia's founder and owner of
Rancho Santa Anita, Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin and his third wife,
Jane Virginia (Jennie) Dexter. Known for her generosity and
compassion, Anita Baldwin was a . . . — — Map (db m198153) HM
The City of Arcadia was founded by Elias J. “Lucky” Baldwin from part of his large landholdings (Santa Anita Rancho) in the San Gabriel Valley. Baldwin was responsible for incorporating Arcadia as a City and became Arcadia’s first . . . — — Map (db m140512) HM
A Short History
In 1912 the first promotional organization to appear in Arcadia was a woman’s club called the Cooperative Arcadians. This group of 15 women began by sponsoring programs that increased interest in matters of social . . . — — Map (db m200010) HM
Baldwin Lake casts a long shadow of history at the core of the Arboretum, its four acres bearing witness to a who's who of settlers and owners of note over the years. Before recorded history, Gabrielino villagers called this home place . . . — — Map (db m177669) HM
With the demise of the famous Red Line electric railway, land in the median of Huntington Drive directly across from the famous Santa Anita Park horse track became available on which to build a headquarters for the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce in . . . — — Map (db m145281) HM
Once common across the globe, cycads are now
threatened or endangered in the wild. Explore our
diverse collection and learn about these impressive plants.
Age of Cycads
The Jurassic Period is famous for its fantastically large . . . — — Map (db m198164) HM
Trains were a prominent part of Arcadia for several generations from the late 19th century to the mid-1900s. With the tracks and depots of three of the most prominent and popular lines converging here, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, . . . — — Map (db m207736) HM
Downtown Arcadia was born in 1887 with founder Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin's Oakwood Hotel complimenting a new Santa Fe train station at First Avenue and Santa Clara Street. Expansion came with City incorporation in 1903 and again with the opening . . . — — Map (db m200045) HM
Elias Jackson Baldwin, founder and first Mayor of the City of Arcadia, was born into an Ohio farming family on April 3, 1828, but spent his formative years growing up in nearby Indiana where a year at Wabash College in Crawfordsville completed his . . . — — Map (db m135467) HM
In 1907, this yellow clapboard schoolhouse was built on the southwest corner of First Avenue and California Street, and it was named the Arcadia Grammar School. It replaced the temporary buildings, a packing shed, and a vacant remodeled saloon, . . . — — Map (db m200007) HM
Lights, Camera, Action!
Hollywood has long used the Forest and Baldwin Lake as a stand-in for exotic locations from around the world.
Filming began in the early 1930s before the Arboretum was founded, when shooting across the . . . — — Map (db m186380) HM
Today’s Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden blends history and horticulture in a landscape ripe with cultural nuance, allowing history to be sampled in its native setting and savored as an integral link between humans and the land they . . . — — Map (db m143271) HM
Constructed by Elias Jackson ('Lucky') Baldwin in 1881. Designed by A.A. Bennett, and intended for entertaining. There being no kitchen, meals were served from the nearby adobe (built by Hugo Reid in 1839) where Baldwin actually lived. Restored and . . . — — Map (db m153410) HM
The home place of Elias Jackson “Lucky” Baldwin, founder and first Mayor of the City of Arcadia, was this relatively simple adobe house, though during Baldwin's occupation (1875-1909) it was the larger and more inviting structure seen . . . — — Map (db m153423) HM
Constructed about 1890 in Rancho Santa Anita by Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad on its transcontinental main line. Elias J. “Lucky” Baldwin donated right-of-way and bricks in exchange for agreement to stop trains, maintain a depot . . . — — Map (db m120309) HM
Early in 1942 the US government designated Santa Anita Park for special usage during the war years.
Pursuant to Executive Order 9066 signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, from March 30, 1942 until October 27, 1942 the facility was used as . . . — — Map (db m165491) HM
Oldest operating racetrack in California - opened Christmas Day 1934.
Founded by Dr. Charles H. Strub & Associates.
Designed in Art Deco style by architect Gordon B. Kaufmann.
Introduced Santa Anita Handicap in 1935 - oldest . . . — — Map (db m201111) HM
Set against the backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains in an area of near year-round ideal weather, Santa Anita Park has been considered one of the most beautiful and finest horse race tracks in the world since its opening on Christmas Day 1934. . . . — — Map (db m198317) HM
Record — 89 starts: 33-15-13.
Won inaugural Hollywood Gold Cup 1938.
Defeated War Admiral in 1938 match race.
Lost Santa Anita Handicap by a nose 1937, 1938.
Won handily in third attempt 1940.
Champion older male 1937, 1938. . . . — — Map (db m201113) HM
The W. Parker Lyon Pony Express Museum was founded in
San Marino by William Parker Lyon, former Mayor of Fresno.
Lyon purchased 6 acres from Anita M. Baldwin in 1934 and
moved his museum to Arcadia. In 1935, it was opened on this site -
of . . . — — Map (db m210902) HM
The Derby has a storied past in the City of Arcadia and, for many years, thoroughbred horse racing has shared a large part of that story. Arcadia’s founder and first Mayor, Elias J. ‘Lucky’ Baldwin presided over the first Santa Anita Racetrack in . . . — — Map (db m207738) HM
Located along Arcadia’s Huntington Drive, just east of Santa Anita Avenue, the Thoroughbred Racing Walk of Champions is a tribute to the horse racing community that has been an integral part of Arcadia history for more than 100 years.
The . . . — — Map (db m145251) HM
Record — 20 starts: 19-1-0.
Owned by Jerry & Ann Moss, trained by John Shirreffs.
Purchased as a yearling for $60,000; Earned $7.3 million in 4-year racing career.
Won 17 graded stakes races, including 13 Grade 1 events.
Won Lady's . . . — — Map (db m201116) HM
City of Los Angeles North Atwater Bridge construction completed 2019.
This bridge over the Los Angeles River was made possible by the City of Los Angeles and a generous donation from the La Kretz Family Foundation. Initiated by River LA, . . . — — Map (db m164818) HM
The Catalina Island Yacht Club has been a welcoming landmark in Avalon Bay since the building was completed in 1924. One of the oldest and most unique yacht clubs in Southern California, it has a proud history rich in the lore and tradition of . . . — — Map (db m49679) HM
On May 10, 1912, aviation pioneer Glen L. Martin
was the first person to successfully cross the
Catalina Channel by air. Martin equipped an
ordinary land plane with pontoons and departed
from Newport Beach. He arrived in Avalon Bay
less than an . . . — — Map (db m211467) HM
The sport of big game fishing originated in Avalon when Charles Frederick Holder caught a 183 pound Blue Fin Tuna with sport fish tackle on June 1, 1898. This angling milestone inspired him to form the Tuna Club of Santa Catalina Island, an . . . — — Map (db m49856) HM
In all the world there was no trip like a
nocturnal ride aboard Blanche W,
skimming through a spray of flying fish
darting from the waters of Catalina Island.
William Wrigley Jr. commissioned the
sightseeing boat in 1924 and named . . . — — Map (db m208327) HM
The Tuna Club of Avalon marks the birthplace of modern big game sportfishing. In 1898, led by Dr. Charles Frederick Holder, the club's founding members adopted the rules of conduct stressing conservationist ethics and sporting behavior. Today, their . . . — — Map (db m49678) HM
This tower was erected by Wm. Wrigley Jr.
in honor of the baseball
players who gave or risked
their lives in the defence
of their country in the
Great World War, Jan 15, 1926.
The Avalon Men's Softball League
rededicates the . . . — — Map (db m186317) HM
There are five panels at the memorial. The first panel is in front of the memorial to the right. There is a duplicate panel located at the entrance, left of the walkway:
Wrigley Memorial is dedicated to the memory of Wm. Wrigley Jr. It . . . — — Map (db m69075) HM
Swelled by the melting snows of towering mountains, our river has long nourished abundant life.
“Azusa” is the name of the Shoshonean village that existed for 6,000 years before Spanish explorers arrived in 1769 to find “a . . . — — Map (db m137818) HM
Known to the Mission Padres, Crystal Lake is the only natural lake in the San Gabriel Mountains. R.W. Dawson visited the lake in 1876, and later built a cabin nearby. Pasadena Judge Benjamin Eaton wrote in 1887 that "The water is clear as a crystal . . . — — Map (db m172024) HM
In-N-Out Burger opened on October 22, 1948 at 4:15 PM in Baldwin Park, California. The store was originally on Francisquito and Garvey, where the current freeway overpass is now located. It moved to this location in 1954.
On that first day . . . — — Map (db m162254) HM
Contained within this building are the remaining portions of an adobe house built by Francisco Salvador Lugo and his son Antonio María Lugo. Francisco Lugo was a prominent early landholder and Antonio served as the Alcalde of Los Angeles. They . . . — — Map (db m125567) HM
The view from Somerset (Bellflower) Boulevard in 1915, 10 years after the Santa Ana line first opened. On the left is PE substation #12. The Pacific Electric was an electrically powered interurban rail system. Power came from the company’s own . . . — — Map (db m133374) HM
Frank Lloyd Wright is perhaps the most celebrated and highly-recognized American architect.
His unique design for "The Anderton Court Shops" from 1952 represents the only retail
structure built by Wright in Southern California. He described . . . — — Map (db m200409) HM
Administration of Public Works.
John M. Garmody,
Administrator of Public Works.
Franklin D. Roosevelt,
President of the United States.
Beverly Hills High School, 1939. — — Map (db m183132) HM
Doheny Greystone Estate, an estate built by Edward L. Doheny Jr.
Designed by Gordon Kaufmann.
Landscape by Paul Thiene. Beverly Hills Historic Landmark No. 4.
Built 1928. Designated 2013.
Beverly Hills City Council and
Cultural Heritage . . . — — Map (db m192005) HM
Upon arriving at the Beverly Hills trolley station, which was located just to the south of this site across Santa Monica Boulevard, residents and visitors would be greeted by this early Beverly Hills landmark. Originally installed in 1907, the lily . . . — — Map (db m204422) HM
Charles and Lotte Melhorn
More than fifty-year residents of the Santa Monica Mountains, Charles and Lotte Mel horn fought for the recognition of the natural areas and viewshed along Mulholland Drive as a precious public resource. . . . — — Map (db m164714) HM
The expedition of Don Gaspar de Portolá from Mexico passed this way en route to Monterey to begin the Spanish colonization of California. With Captain Don Fernando Rivera y Moncada, Lieutenant Don Pedro Fages, Sergeant José Francisco Ortega, and . . . — — Map (db m125155) HM
Built as the first hotel in the City and associated
with architects Elmer Grey and Paul R. Williams.
Beverly Hills Historic Landmark No. 1.
Built 1912. Designated 2012.
Beverly Hills City Council and Cultural Heritage Commission, . . . — — Map (db m148025) HM
The Tongva Native American Indian in prayer on top of The Electric Fountain is symbolic of an Indian rain prayer and pays homage to the area’s early inhabitants whose settlements, dating back to the 1500’s, were along the streams that flowed . . . — — Map (db m183120) HM
Built by United States Work Projects Administration, 1940.
Exact Center - City of Los Angeles
Point of balance of the plane of the City of Los Angeles, Lat. 34°07'31"N, Long. 118°23'57"W, Alt. 920 ft, . . . — — Map (db m199910) HM
In 1912 this five acre parcel of land was part of the terraced front lawn to the Beverly Hills Hotel. Brilliant floral displays stood as a welcome sight to the stark contrast of the surrounding brown fields and oiled dirt roads. In 1915, The hotel . . . — — Map (db m148110) HM
Cummings Comes To California
The stately brick building, with its projecting turret and other distinctive Victorian-era details, is one of the reminders of early Boyle Heights; and the Cummings Block, completed in 1889, represents . . . — — Map (db m174709) HM
The Cummings Block
The distinctive building at the corner of First Street and Boyle Avenue is the Cummings Block. The Queen Anne - Italianate structure was developed by George Cummings in 1889. His wife, María del Scaramento . . . — — Map (db m207567) HM
With the 1907 extension of Huntington’s Pacific
Electric system through Duarte to Glendora,
a cut was created to level the railroad’s right
of way in front of L.L. Bradbury’s country home.
To provide access to his home, the site of which
is now . . . — — Map (db m137592) HM
Modern style. Architects - Whitney R.Smith & A.Quincy Jones. Built 1949.
Declared 2002, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 720, City of Los Angeles, Cultural Heritage Commission, Cultural Affairs Department. — — Map (db m184998) HM
This restaurant was built in 1949 by locals Scott MacDonald and Ward Albert and is the oldest remaining Bob's Family Restaurant in America. It was designed by respected architect Wayne McAllister incorporating the 1940s Transitional design of . . . — — Map (db m144320) HM
When early settlers migrated to Southern California in the late 1800s, they saw the future potential of the fertile
valley located twelve miles north of Los Angeles. In 1867, Dr. David Burbank purchased the land, which, in
1911, would become . . . — — Map (db m137688) HM
Burbank's first City Hall was built here in 1916. The building housed the offices of the City Council and City Manager, and was also home to the Police and Fire Departments. In 1943, these offices were relocated to the present-day City Hall across . . . — — Map (db m57665) HM
The record-breaking F-104 Starfighter was created by Clarence L “Kelly" Johnson and his Advanced Development Projects engineering unit (the "Skunk Works") at the Lockheed-California Company in Burbank. Johnson received the Collier Trophy in 1959 . . . — — Map (db m118434) HM
“Huey”, designed by Walt Disney Productions, bears the distinction of being the first of three Mobile Motor Generators built by the studio. The control unit was built from a full-scale mockup by Disney technicians in 1949.
Being state . . . — — Map (db m174821) HM
Stage three was built from 1953-1954 specifically for the scene in “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” in which “Nautilus” was attacked by a giant squid. The complex filming involved using wind, rain and waves to create a storm.
The stage . . . — — Map (db m174848) HM
Stage Two, built from 1947-1949 in cooperation with Jack Webb,
was utilized as the production facility for the filming of the TV series
"Dragnet". Construction of the stage was completed in April, 1949.
Being one of the largest stages on . . . — — Map (db m174818) HM
On this site in 1915, Thomas Story with sons Henry and Walter opened Story & Sons Hardware store. Thomas Story was one of Burbank’s earliest pioneers, arriving here in 1877. He opened Burbank’s first livery stable in 1899, and also farmed and sold . . . — — Map (db m144314) HM
The Sunset Canyon Country Club opened in 1921
as a private nine-hole golf course and country club.
In 1927 fire destroyed many club buildings. This
arch was built in 1927 as an entrance gate for a new
clubhouse. The City of Burbank owned the . . . — — Map (db m154850) HM
The Animation Building, erected in 1939, served as the architectural
and functional centerpiece of the studio. Designed in the “Art
Moderne” style by architect Kent Weber, the building housed the
animators and story staffs on the lot.
. . . — — Map (db m168288) HM
The Bungalow was built in 1935 as the original home of the
Disney Publicity and Comic Strip Departments. It was
constructed at the Disney Studios on Hyperion Avenue in
Hollywood and moved to the Burbank location as part of the
construction in . . . — — Map (db m174808) HM
Stage One was the only production sound stage built as part of
the original Walt Disney Burbank Studios constructed during
1939-1940. The stage replaced a single smaller stage located at the
Since the original focus . . . — — Map (db m174816) HM
The Shorts Building was constructed from the two original
Animation Buildings located at the Disney Studios on
Hyperion Avenue in Hollywood. The two sections were
moved to the Burbank site in 1939-1940 as part of the Studio
construction . . . — — Map (db m174812) HM
Constructed in 1935 by
Harry, Jack and Albert Warner,
this building has been home to such
celebrated Warner Bros.
writers and filmmakers as
Philip and Julius . . . — — Map (db m177206) HM
The Schoolhouse Bell once hung in the original Calabasas School, a one
room Victorian style building with a bell tower, which was constructed in
1890 at 24454 Calabasas Road. Around 1925, a new Spanish Colonial
Revival style structure was built . . . — — Map (db m156909) HM
It wasn't only the hit TV series M*A*S*H that made this place famous. Hundreds of films,TV shows, and commercials have been filmed on location at Malibu Creek State Park. Such dramatic vistas, natural beauty, and versatile open space have beckoned . . . — — Map (db m145620) HM
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