By CBSLA Staff

LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE (CBSLA) — Descanso Gardens has been recognized by the National Register of Historic Places and will be included in the official list of the nation’s historic places worthy of preservation.

“We are extremely proud to have received this prestigious recognition,” said Juliann Rooke, executive director of the La Cañada Flintridge grounds. “We have long believed that this historic property is worthy of the designation and submitted a detailed application in 2019. We were thrilled to receive the good news this week and are excited to share it with everyone who loves Descanso as much as we do.”

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The register, run by the National Park Service, provides formal recognition of a property’s architectural, historical, or archaeological significance. It also identifies historic properties for planning purposes.

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Descanso Gardens was listed for its contributions to horticulture in Southern California, the preservation of public green space during the mid-20th-century rise of urbanism, and the preservation of cultural landscapes native to Southern California.

The gardens are also listed for their example of the Hollywood Regency style and the Japanese-style garden type, and the work of master architects and landscape architects Eijiro Nunokawa and Kenneth Masao Nishimoto.

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