The Huntington Gallery
(formerly the Huntington Residence) is shown in photos above. The
gallery, a museum and vast gardens are open to the public with an
admission fee charged. Visitors: 626-286-1022
Huntington Library: 1151 Oxford Rd 626
Not to be
confused with the city of Huntington Beach in Orange County, California,
is the Huntington Library and Gardens, located some 40 miles north in
Los Angeles County's wealthy community of San Marino. The Huntington
Gallery interior and veranda shown above were originally the Huntington
residence. This fabulous space contains one of the best collections of
18th & 19th century British and French art in the U.S., and is where
you'll find Gainsborough’s The Blue Boy and Lawrence’s Pinkie.
after the same person, Henry Huntington, the city of Huntington Beach
and the museum / estate of the oil magnate have left lasting marks
on the Southern California landscape, often confusing tourists who show
up in Huntington Beach to visit the museum, only to discover it isn't
Huntington spread his wealth through the Southern California landscape
in the vein of John D. Rockefeller, another oil magnate who became the
world's first billionaire, and formed Standard Oil Company in Cleveland,
Ohio. But the local Huntington's efforts created a legacy that remains
for tourists and citizens today to enjoy. Among the treasures is an
estate that sits on the acreage of the Huntington Library and Gardens.
The vast complex includes several themed gardens tourists can wander
through, and an extensive library with significant, rare documents.
above is the interior and exterior veranda of Huntington's home, which
is also available for viewing with paid admission to the museum.