Sometimes in the midst of urbanity one finds rurality.
Whenever I’m out and about, especially in a galaxy far far away, I like to do as much as possible since I may never pass that way again.
When I was up in Arcadia recently at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden, I wanted to make a pass by Santa Anita Park, one of the most famous horse racing venues here on the West Coast.
Although I’m not a big fan of horse racing—it’s animal cruelty in my opinion—I do recognize horse racing’s history, although I certainly don’t understand it.
Across the street from the main entrance to Santa Anita Park is the Arcadia City Hall and the Police Department. More important to me, though, was this beautiful building at the other end of the parking lot:
I thought the dual brick designer chimneys added quite a bit of charm to that old building, not to mention the wood shake roof which looks to this home inspector that it might need to be replaced soon. The jacaranda tree full of purple flowers added a certain charm, too.
There was nothing around telling me what the building was, or is now, and I have been unable to find anything on the Arcadia web site or through a few dozen Google searches. Alas, I guess I shall have to pass that way again, except on a weekday when things might be open.
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