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Ernest Lockwood

"Your report that the park is in such beautiful condition and is giving so much pleasure to the people who see it, gave me the greatest satisfaction;..."

-- Adolphus Busch letter to E. H. Lockwood, 11-20-1909

Ernest Lockwood

Lockwood: Real Estate Agent-

Besides the real estate and fire insurance business (Liverpool, London & Globe), Lockwood served as mayor of South Pasadena (1902-1904). He was active in the West Side Improvement Association as member and president which promoted beautification and protection of the interests of those on Millionaire’s Row. Before real estate he grew citrus on 12 acres at the northwest corner of Orange Grove avenue and Mission street. He was a director of the Tournament of Roses Association for a few years and one of the founders of the Pasadena Community Playhouse. He was an honorary director of the Union Oil Company. His brother-in- law was Edward Rust of the noted Rust Nursery who had first crack at supplying the gardens with plant specimens. Lockwood would be succeeded by Edmund V. Krug, an accountant at Anheuser-Busch(and witness to Adolphus’ will), after the death of Adolphus Busch.