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Redlands was founded during the Southern California land boom of the 1880’s and became a popular destination for LA city dwellers as it was the eastern terminus of the Red Car. The area was home to and made wealthy by the local orange production. I stopped by Redlands a couple of years ago on a trip to Joshua Tree to photograph the University of Redlands since I thought it would make a good subject for infrared shots(one shot was featured on these pages in August 2019). What prompted my return to Redlands was the outdoor art exhibit in the Orange Street Alley featuring umbrellas.
The Administration Building at the University of Redlands.
The chapel at the University of Redlands. The university was founded as a religious school and while it is not longer religiously affiliated, the chapel remains and is a centerpiece of the campus.
Orange Alley with it’s umbrellas.
The umbrellas of Orange Alley.
Oranges were central to the development of Redlands and are featured along the downtown streets.
One of the late 19th century structures in downtown Redlands.
The Lincoln Shrine, the largest monument to Abraham Lincoln west of the Mississippi.
The Smiley Library that houses Redlands’ central library.