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Resource Summary
626 S Arroyo Blvd
Resource Summary
Address: 626 S Arroyo Blvd APN: 5717-001-023 [print]

This property has been determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places as an individual resource. *
Address: 626 S Arroyo Blvd
City: Pasadena State: CA
Zip Code: 91105 County: Los Angeles
County Code: 37
Historic Name: Ernest Batchelder/Francis Dean Garden Common Name:
APN: 5717-001-023 Zoning:
Building Sq. Ft: 0 Site Size (Acres): 0.000
Year Built: 1910 Documented District:
District: Property Status: Surveyed
Resource Description:
The Batchelder/Dean Garden is a private residential designed garden built in 1910. It is located on South Arroyo Boulevard in the southwestern portion of the City of Pasadena, immediately east of the Arroyo Seco. The garden extends onto two separate properties that total 0.62 acres in size; however, this designation is only for the property on which the buildings associated with Batchelder’s life and work are located. The property is within a single-family residential neighborhood on the edge of the Arroyo Seco, a natural canyon and stream that runs through the City of Pasadena and other adjacent cities. The primary garden area is at the rear of the property, with additional garden space near the entry to the house. A pool with surrounding deck and planters was built in 1968 at the north-central portion of the property, designed by Francis Dean (of the landscape architecture firm EDAW), who owned the property at the time. The main rear garden area is asymmetrical in plan and is characterized by rectilinear brick pathways, steps and pads lined with Arroyo stones; brick perimeter walls; tiled fountains and mature trees with newer drought-tolerant landscaping. The garden near the entry to the house has pathways and pads of glazed tiles lined with brick, a tiled fountain and newer drought-tolerant landscaping. The pool area is enclosed by a wood fence and has a series of interconnected rectilinear forms created by the pool itself, integrated planters and the surrounding deck.
Legal Description:
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Secondary Architectural Style:
Architect: Ernest Batchelder; Francis Dean
Context: Historic Designed Gardens 
Original Owner: Ernest Batchelder
Original Use:
Original Location:
Demolished: no
Moved: no
Date Moved: n/a
Designation Date: n/a

* This is a simplified statement of the property's status. Please review the NRHP Status Code field on the search screen for official, adopted status language.