The threshold: "PRIVATE PROPERTY - PERMISSION TO PASS OVER REVOCABLE AT ANY TIME"
The lovely plaque by the Historical Society - artist unknown
"HARDEN GATEHOUSE - PORTUGUESE POINT: Edward Walker Harden married Ruth Isabel Vanderlip in 1908, in Chicago. They built the gatehouse, as it stands today, in 1926. Gordon Kaufmann was the architect and the Olmsted brothers designed the landscapint. The imposing structure is of Tuscan design. The planned villa was not built due to the 1929 stock market disaster. 1.94 acres remain and command one of the most beutiful ocean views on the pneinsula. Dedicated as an historical site. This, the 18th day of August 1990 (Rancho de los Verdes Historical Society)"
In this 1955 photograph, the Gatehouse can be located at the very left edge, about two-thirds down: Aerial view of Abalone Cove and Portuguese Bend, Rancho Palos Verdes (The Palos Verdes Library - Local History Collection)