Photograph of the residence of Adolphus Busch, Pasadena, 1916. The Scandinavian mansion consists of several houses. The first house (at left) features perpendicular gables, dormer windows and several chimneys. The vines planted around the house is growing wildly, covering several gables and a chimney. Next to it is a smaller house featuring balconies and extended roofs. A round tower with a dome roof stands to the right of the second house. Near the top of the tower is a pathway that circumnavigates the tower. An immaculate lawn surrounds the houses. A variety of trees are planted throughout the lawn. A sign posted near the driveway reads: "it is requested not to use driveways for carriages and automobiles".; "In the early part of the twentieth century (about 1907), Adolphus Busch (yes, the original name on the Anheuser-Busch beer bottles) lived on a spacious estate in Pasadena, California. His home was spectacular, overlooking the floor of a very special canyon, the Arroyo Seco. The entire property was a large tract of land that bordered Bellefontaine St. on the northern end to Madeline Dr. on the southern end. The Arroyo Seco lies west of S. Arroyo Blvd. The Old Mill (star on the map) may still be viewed near the gate at 485 Madeline Drive. Mr. Busch had an idea to beautify his estate, which consisted of a large section of the Arroyo. He constructed some of the most beautiful gardens ever seen in California. Unfortunately, most of what you are seeing does not exist today, but restoring the beauty of the past is now in process in the lower Arroyo Seco." -- Ray Dashner.