Luther Burbank House, Gardens, 200 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, CA
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200 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS CA-2201-B
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-213).
Building/structure dates: 1884 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1935 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1955 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1927 subsequent work
National Register Number: 66000241
Significance: Luther Burbank purchased the property in 1884. On this site he lived 22 years and worked as a horticulturalist for 41 years. The site presently contains his residence, greenhouse, carriage house and a memorial garden in his honor. Existing plants in the garden purportedly planted by Burbank include the Cedrus Lebanii, under which Burbank is buried and the Juglans Paradox developed by Burbank for its rapid growth and nut production. Many of the plants incorporated into Memorial Garden were the same, or developed from, those Burbank had a hand in. The present use as a park and museum provides pleasure to thousands of visitors annually and introduces them to Burbank and his work.
Stark Brothers, Nurseries & Orchards Company
Santa Rosa Junior College
Hall, Diane, Field Team
Hornback, Bob, Field Team
Welborn, Robert, Delineator
Felciano, Renee, Historian
Markwyn, Daniel, Historian
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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