De Forests For The Trees
March 16, 2009
Lockwood De Forest was a world-famous landscape architect who designed many of the famous gardens of Santa Barbara in the first half of the 20th century. His wife, Elizabeth Kellam De Forest, helped him publish the magazine, The Santa Barbara Gardener, which was a very popular publication during its tenure from 1925 to 1942. And, she served as a landscape consultant from the time of Lockwood's death in 1949, until hers in 1984.
More information on the De Forest's can be found here.
There is a shady arch-shaped stone bench memorializing the couple on the corner of State and Anapamu, in front of the art museum. The site is a popular spot for activists and down-and-outers.
Kellam De Forest, the son of the famous landscape architects, remains a prominent resident of Santa Barbara and periodically contributes his historical perspective to Edhat. He worked in Hollywood as a researcher, most notably on the TV show, The Untouchables.
Identifying the location of the sign earned contestants two March Edness points.
* See what the Edness contestants guessed for this picture.
THIS LOCATION ON THE MAP
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