CHL #912 GLENDORA BOUGAINVILLEA
Planted in 1901 by the R. H. Hamlins, early citrus growers, the Glendora bougainvillea is
the largest growth of this exotic plant in the United States. The parent stock was brought to California by a whaling ship about 1870. The vines are one of the best remaining illustrations of the image of California as a paradise that was spread by early 20th-century promoters.
Christine’s Note: Bad timing on my part. I should come back when the flowers are in bloom.
Descriptions of each landmark are from the California Office of Historical Preservation website.