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Resource Summary
270 S Arroyo Blvd
DPR523A - Primary [print]
State of California - The Resource Agency
Survey #:
DOE #:
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NRHP Status Code: 3S 
Other Listings:  
Review Code:    Reviewer:   
Date: -/-/-
*Resource Name or #: John Barber House & Garden 
P1.  Other Identifier: 270 S. Arroyo Blvd. 
*P2.  Location: not for publication   unrestricted
*a.  County Los Angeles 
and (P2c, P2e, and P2b or P2d. Attach a Location Map as Necessary)
b.  USGS 7.5' Quad:   YEAR:   T   ; R   ;   of   of Sec   ;   B.M.
c.  Address: 270 S Arroyo Blvd City: Pasadena State: CA Zip Code: 91105
d.  UTM: (Give more than one for large and/or linear resources)   Zone:   ; -118.165397  mE/ 34.141077  mN
e.  Other Locational Data: (e.g., parcel #, directions to resource, elevation, etc., as appropriate)
*P3a.  Description:  (Describe resource and its major elements. Include design, materials, condition, alterations, size, setting, and boundaries)
Historic Garden Features:
Garden location: Entire site
Garden Plan/Orientation: Symmetrical; focal points
Site Topography: Level
Landscape Design Elements: Swimming pool, multiple distinct garden areas, planting beds, lawn, outdoor patio, pergola, entry features/gates, garden furniture
Circulation: Rectilinear pathways, wood fence, metal fence, non-retaining walls
Vegetation: Mature vegetation, colorful flowering vegetation, native vegetation, fruit trees, shrubs, ferns
Accessory structures: Pool house
Hardscape: Brick pavers, decomposed granite, gravel
Alterations: New spaces or structures
*P3b.  Resource Attributes:  (List attributes and codes) HP02,HP29 
*P4.  Resources Present:
Building Structure Object Site District Element of a District Other
P5a.  Photograph or Drawing
additional photos (Photograph required for buildings, structures, and objects.)
Description of Photo:
Front view of house
Date Constructed/Age and Source:
Historic PreHistoric
Both Neither
Year Built: 1926 - Documented
Owner and Address:
Name: Ashwin & Sushma Adarkar 
Recorded By:
Kevin Johnson
Senior Planner
City of Pasadena
175 N. Garfield Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
Date Recorded: 06/06/2012
Survey Type: Survey - Intensive
Survey Title: 2012 Historic Designed Gardens
*P11.  Report Citation: (Cite survey report and other sources, or enter "none.")
California Gardens (Dobyns); 1929 Architectural Digest; Historic Pasadena (Scheid); Guide to Architecture in Los Angeles and Southern California (Gebhard/Winter); Historic Designed Gardens Multiple Property Documentation Form
NONE Location Map Sketch Map Continuation Sheet
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