AKA: Queen Anne Cottage and Coach Barn, Arcadia, CA; Lucky Baldwin House, Arcadia, CA

Structure Type: built works - agricultural structures - barns; built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Bennett, Albert A., Architect (firm); Albert Austin Bennett (architect)

Dates: constructed 1881

301 North Baldwin Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91007-2697

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Bennett designed this Queen Anne Style house for Elias Jackson Baldwin (1828-1909), better known as "Lucky" Baldwin, in 1881; Baldwin owned 63,000 acres in what became the cities of Arcadia and Monrovia, CA, and used this house and the nearby Hugo Reid House as his primary residence. In 1904, the Los Angeles Times reported the following about the Baldwin Estate: "H.T. Coffin has purchased of E.J. ('Lucky') Baldwin an 819-acre-piece of water-bearing walnut land near El Monte. It is announced that the purchaser will at once subdivide so as to make the property available for small holdings. The Covina branch of the Southern Pacific passes the entire length of the tract." (See "El Monte," Los Angeles Times, 09/19/1904, p. 13.) Baldwin was a horse racing enthusiast, and he opened the first Santa Anita Racetrack on his estate in 1907;

tel: 626.821.3222 (2006);

The Baldwin House was restored in 1954 and dedicated as part of the Arboretum of Los Angeles County;

California Historical Landmark: 367

PCAD id: 5820