San Francisco: W. A. Collom, (n. d.). Ca 1880s/1890s [definitely post-1883]. Black & white photograph, mounted to stiff card stock. Photo: 4-1/4" x 7-1/2". Card: 5-1/4" x 8-1/2" Pencil presentation to verso, "With Compliments". A Very Good example. Item #35834

"The Conservatory of Flowers is a greenhouse and botanical garden that houses a collection of rare and exotic plants in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California. With construction completed in 1878, it remains the oldest building in the park, and the oldest municipal wooden conservatory remaining in the United States. It is also one of the first municipal conservatories constructed in the country." [Wiki].

A fire in 1883 damaged the Conservatory's dome, which was rebuilt with a $10,000. donation from Charles Crocker. The new dome, pictured here, included a clerestory, and a finial of turned wood, vice an eagle, which had been in place prior.

Price: $95.00

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