I just LOVE technology! In a matter of hours, one comment from one person solved a mystery that's been bugging me for years (see the post below or click here to read it).
Thanks to Elaine I now know that this photo is of the Bernheimer Oriental Gardens in Pacific Palisades, California.
Once Elaine gave me a name, I was able to do a quick Google search and I found the following photograph at CardCow.com
Those elephants are definitely the same statuary in the photograph taken by my grandmother (below).
Bernheimer Residence and Oriental Japanese Gardens
Pacific Palisades & Hollywood, California
It looks like Hubby and I won't be taking any road trips to see this beautiful landmark. We're both sad that it no longer exists.