Forestiere Underground Gardens

Local nameForestiere Underground Gardens
LocationCalifornia, United States

The Forestiere Underground Gardens, located at 5021 West Shaw Avenue in Fresno, California, are a series of subterranean structures built by Baldasare Forestiere, an immigrant from Sicily, over a period of 40 years from 1906 to his death in 1946. The gardens are operated by members of the Forestiere family through the Forestiere Historical Center, and can be considered a spectacular and unconventional example of vernacular architecture.The catalyst for the construction of the underground abode was a result of the hot summers typical of the Fresno area. The inspiration lends itself to ancient Roman catacombs that Baldasare was infatuated with in his youth.

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Phone +1 559 271 0734

Address 5021 W. Shaw Avenue, Fresno, CA 93722, USA

Coordinates 36°48'29.466" N -119°52'55.128" E

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