Beginning November 19, the Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory at the Huntington Library will display the artwork and research of Michael J. Hart, former vice president and general manager of the Pasadena-based Sunny Slope Water Co. Eight beautiful renderings on display depict the water history of the San Gabriel Mission, El Molino Viejo (the Old Mill), and La Presa (the Dam), drawn according to how they might have looked in the mid-nineteenth century. This is the result of over 18 years of research and utilizes maps, archival documents, and photographs from The Huntington, the Bancroft Library, and the National Archives.
The exhibition is titled “Water Began It All” and will be showing at the Botanical Center, Flora-Legium gallery. More information can be found on the Huntington’s website.