Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Harry Chappelear Glessner, Margaret Glessner 1921 Busch Gardens Pasadena

Here is Harry C Glessner with his perhaps 11 yr old daughter Margaret in a photo labeled "Busch Gardens". I just googled Busch Gardens Pasadena and am writing to a Gary Cowles (relative?) to learn more about the Garden. According to the web site" "Adolphus Busch, president of the Anheuser Busch Brewing Association and his wife, Lilly, arrived in Pasadena in March of 1904. They arrived on the eighty-foot long, Palace Pullman car, Adolphus, and took 10 rooms at the elegant Hotel Raymond south of town. In a few weeks it was announced that Mr. Busch had acquired a property overlooking the Arroyo Seco canyon near Pasadena’s southwestern boundaries. This was a stone-faced “pile” built in 1898 designed by architect, Frederick L. Roehrig on less than 2 acres. This would be the Busch family winter home and axis for all future properties added to “Ivy Wall”. see www.pasadenagardens.com/ Would be fun to revisit this sometime.!

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