City historic landmark is returned to its former glory

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A worker puts the finishing welds on the Arbolada arch Saturday during its reinstallation on Palomar Road. (photo by Ernie Malone)

Tim Dewar, Ojai Valley News publisher
Most know of philanthropist Edward Drummond Libbey’s contributions to Ojai, including Libbey Park, the Arcade and the post office tower. But one less-visible Libbey legacy was put back in place this week after being dislodged by a delivery truck in March.
Designated city of Ojai Historic Landmark 17 on Feb. 22, 2000, the Gateway to Encina Vista was commissioned by Libbey in 1917 at what was originally planned to be the entrance to the Arbolada.

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