SPRING HOME TOUR LECTURE
Lecture by historian Michael Logan
Uncovering History in Pasadena’s Busch Gardens
Thursday, March 28, 2019
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Maranatha High School, 169 S. St. John Ave., Pasadena 91105
Free parking is available.
Lecture advance - $22, $18 for members
Lecture day of - $25 for everyone
On Thursday, March 28th at 7:00 pm, Michael Logan, Busch Gardens researcher and historian, will speak about Pasadena’s historic Busch Gardens. Industrialist and co-founder of the Anheiser-Busch Corporation, Adolphus Busch, and his wife Lily, bought a winter home on Orange Grove Boulevard in 1904, and immediately began working with a prominent landscape architect to beautify their property. They installed rare and exotic plants and trees, created fanciful water features, and turned the floor of the Arroyo into a botanical wonderland. In 1905 they opened their garden to the public, and Busch Gardens became a major tourist attraction until its closing in 1938. In his presentation, Mr. Logan matches historic images to their same exact locations a century later.
Be sure to purchase tickets to both the lecture and the tour in order to learn more about Busch Gardens and to see its most important survivor, the historic Old Mill.
To see more pictures and learn more about the houses on the tour please visit this page.