Queen Anne Cottage and Coach Barn, Arcadia

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Queen Anne Cottage and Coach Barn is a Victorian style pair of buildings at Baldwin Lake, on the grounds of the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, located in Arcadia and the San Gabriel Valley of southern California.
Baldwin built the elaborate Coach Barn near the pond in 1879, and 'Baldwin’s Belvedere' or the Santa Anita Ranch Guest Cottage on a peninsula in the pond in 1885−1886. They are a California Historical Landmark, and were placed on the National Register of Historic Places for their significance as examples of Queen Anne Style architecture and for the associated, largely intact Victorian landscape design gardens.
The Cottage was constructed in 1885-1886 for Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin and his fourth wife, Lillie Bennett, the daughter of the Cottage's architect Albert A. Bennett. Upon E.J.'s death in 1909, his daughter Anita closed the Cottage and disposed of all furnishings. Some of the architectural elements of the Cottage, such as the stained glass windows, black walnut doors, and marble fireplace mantels were stored in the coach barn. The stored items were reinstalled in the Cottage during the 1951-1953 restoration.
The Cottage has been used for numerous films and television shows, most famously for the opening of Fantasy Island where the character of Tattoo can be seen ringing the bell in the cottage's tower and Mr. Roarke is seen exiting from it.
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  • I loved seeing this house, so prominently featured in the old TV show, Fantasy Island. I was disappointed that you couldn’t go inside but you could look through the windows, which was nice.  more »
  • Located by a large pond on the grounds of the Los Angeles Arboretum, these historic structures provide a glimpse into simpler times. They are not everyone's cup of tea, however. I took my 20-something...  more »
  • It has very Beautiful and Amazing views if the nature surrounding it. The Queen 👑 Anne Cottage is Extrordinary I like the Architecture the Architect put into that Cottage. I Loved 💘 all the Beautiful views it had throughout the whole place I really enjoy being around places that are surrounded by nature. I went here with my family a few times. One I those times it was during Christmas when they have the Light all throughout the entire place. Those lights were very amusing and amazing.
  • It was a very beautiful Cottage the only bad thing about it is that the public is not allowed to go inside the Cottage but you can still look through the windows everything inside is beautiful and very well kept. There is some chairs to seat outside and take beautiful pictures

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