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WHAT’S OUT THERE WEEKEND LOS ANGELES: THE PUBLIC LANDSCAPES OF RALPH D. CORNELL

  • November 07, 2014
  • November 09, 2014
  • Los Angeles, California


CGLHS and UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA were proud to co-sponsor this event with The Cultural Landscape Foundation


This What’s Out There Weekend focuses on the built legacy of Los Angeles-based landscape architect Ralph D. Cornell (1890-1972), who studied at Pomona College and Harvard University, and opened one of the city’s first landscape architecture practices in 1919. Cornell’s prolific career spanned the Beaux Arts and Modernist periods and includes such iconic landscapes as Beverly Gardens Park, Hillside Memorial Park, downtown LA’s Civic Center, the restoration of the historic grounds at the National Historic Landmark-designated Rancho Los Cerritos, and numerous places on the UCLA campus.


Image: Watercolor of Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve by Ralph D. Cornell, undated. Ralph D. Cornell Papers. Department Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.