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User / Michael Locke / El Miradero- Nathaniel Dryden, Architect 1902-04
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Patterned after the East Indian Pavilion at the Columbian World Exposition held in Chicago in 1893, Glendale Industrialist Leslie E. Brand (who brought the Pacific Electric to Glendale in 1904) built his 'castle' in the Saracenic Style, combining Spanish, Moorish and Indian elements. A Victorian decor embellishes the interior.

Mr. Brand died at the castle in 1925. He bequeathed the property to the city on the condition that it be used exclusively for a public park and library. Today the Brand Castle and Library houses facilities for art exhibits, concerts and lectures and arts and crafts studios.

El Miradero was listed in the Glendale Register of Historic Resources (No. 7) in 1977. The property is located at 1601 West Mountain Street in Glendale, California. Please do not use this image in any media without my permission. © All rights reserved.
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  • Taken: Jul 13, 2007
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  • Updated: Jul 6, 2018