Arts & Entertainment

Henry Huntington: A Railroad Tycoon Who Transformed Southern California

Henry E. Huntington in 1907.
Henry E. Huntington in 1907.
Theo C. Marceau, New York City. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

Listen to story

Download this story 4MB

One of the most prized treasures of LA County is 100 years old this year.

The Huntington Library is beloved for its lush botanical gardens and fine art.

As KPCC's Brianna Flores reports, you can trace its origins to a pivotal moment in Southern California history.