First Look: Arboretum Gets New Historical Marker

The Arboretum was designated a historical site this week.

Check out the new "History Lives Here" marker showcasing vintage photographs of the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden — the place Arcadia  founder "Lucky" Baldwin once home.
This is the ninth marker dedicated by the Arcadia Historical Society in five years; the tenth Marker will be dedicated this fall at an event scheduled to coincide with the unveiling of a life-size statue of "Lucky" Baldwin.
Among the little-seen photographs etched onto the Arboretum Marker?

An 1889 H. H. Cross painting of Baldwin and daughter Anita sitting with their dogs in front of the guest cottage, now dubbed the Queen Anne Cottage. 

Other photos include postcard views of the Baldwin Ranch, circa 1905, and Lucky Baldwin’s adobe home of more than 30 years (often called the Hugo Reid adobe, though Reid never lived there. Go figure.)  


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