John Guidici, Capedro (AKA Capidro)

Status

Non Extant

Address

San Mateo, California, 94025, us

About the Artist/Site

A retired gardener, Guidici began ornamenting his Menlo Park home in 1932, beginning with a small fish pond in the back. Over the next 40 years, he surrounded the pond with elaborate arches, rooms, caves, waterfalls, ponds, shrines, and walls, all painstakingly decorated with pebbles, shells, tiles, and other collectibles pressed into a cement and sand mixture. Known as Capidro, this well-ordered site is no longer extant. California Historical Landmark #939. 

~ Jo Farb Hernández

Materials

cement, ceramic, pebbles, shells, statues, tiles, toys

SPACES Archives Holdings

4 folders: clippings, correspondence, images

Related Documents

Map & Site Information


San Mateo, California, 94025 us
Latitude/Longitude: 37.443596 / -122.179378

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