Baldwin's Belvedere: The Queen Anne Cottage at the L.A. Arboretum

Some say that the California's land baron and "jolly joker" used this Arcadia cottage as a love shack for his many mistresses.

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Hadley Meares is a writer, historian, and singer who traded one Southland (her home state of North Carolina) for another. She is a frequent contributor to Curbed and Atlas Obscura, and leads historical tours all around Los Angeles for Obscura Society LA.
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