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January 27, 2010
The Arboretum’s Coach Barn is closed until the end of March for painting. However, rainy weather may influence the schedule of our reopening.
The barn is due for painting, as could be readily seen on its south side which gets the most exposure to the sun and weather.
In December of 2009 work began on the barn. Loose paint was removed by hand scraping followed by light sanding and filling. While the original plan was for scaffolding to be erected around the tower, the logistics proved impractical and the work is being done with a hydraulic hoist.
As of early January a layer of primer has been applied and the barn is already looking quite stunning. With a full coat of paint and fresh red trim the barn will be returned to its full Victorian splendor!
Visitors and staff have been commenting on its appearance favorably even now, we look forward to welcoming visitors again in March.
The Arboretum’s Coach Barn was constructed in 1879 by architect Albert Austin Bennett for Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin.
The Coach Barn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
December 01, 2009
1. What is your earliest memory at the Arboretum?
When I moved to Arcadia in 1968, I believe at that time the entrance was free and the natural settings were just majestic and beautiful.
2. What is your favorite place in the Arboretum and why?
Down by the waterfall, it is the most peaceful and serene place for reflection. There are not many places left like the Arboretum and the preservation of this jewel should be on everyone’s minds and hearts.
3. Why and how are you supporting the Arboretum?
There are so many ways I enjoy supporting the Arboretum. I have donated stock, purchased tickets to events like the LA Garden Show Preview Reception, enjoy many cups of coffee at the Peacock Café and that’s just to name a few off the top of my head. I support this wonderful place because it is one of the few green spaces left for future generations. I brought my grandson and he had not seen peacocks until that day, it would be a shame if his son someday cannot come and see the peacocks and enjoy nature right in the middle of the city.
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