Always Living: John Russell Pope’s 1927 Mausoleum for Arabella and Henry Huntington.
Join Sam Watters in a talk, followed by a tour, of Pope’s only building in California, the 1927 Huntington marble mausoleum that still remains, remarkably, in its original landscape. Discover how Huntington conceived this private monument and retrace the original entrance and walk planned by the railroad baron for this temple in a Californian arcadia. With institutional plans in the works to expand the adjacent parking lots, this chance to revisit a preserved 1920s landscape is not to be missed.
Sam Watters was educated at Yale University, the University of Marseilles and The Royal Herbarium at Kew. He is the editor of American Gardens 1890 – 1930, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest Regions (Acanthus Press, 2006). He is the author of the two volume Houses of Los Angeles (Acanthus Press, 2007) and Gardens for a Beautiful America (Acanthus Press, 2012) published in collaboration with the Library of Congress.
Seating is limited.
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This event is generously sponsored by Winters Schram Associates