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A Toast to the Pioneers of ’67

OUR STORY THROUGH THEIR EYES: GLENICE HERSHBERGER A toast to the pioneers of ’67 By Lisa Reitzel, Gamble House History Committee Imagine that The Gamble House is, well, just a house. Suddenly it’s changing from a drive-by curiosity to a walk-in destination—and you’re among the handful of people who need to make that happen. That was the challenge Glenice Hershberger faced as she and a group of Pasadena-area women agreed to …Read More

Native Born

JULIA MORGAN (1872-1957) WAS A CONTEMPORARY OF THE GREENE BROTHERS, and one of the few native-born architects working in California in the early decades of the twentieth century. It has been speculated that it was this attribute that lent her a greater sensitivity to the contours of its geography, the subtle variations in its climate, and local flora and fauna. Her architectural career spanned 47 years, during which she was …Read More

Friendships For Life

OUR STORY THROUGH THEIR EYES: BETTY ULLNER Fueled by a Passion for Preservation and Friendship By Lynne Mircheff, Gamble House History Committee “It’s just been so much fun!” exclaimed Betty Ullner as she lovingly reminisced about her nearly half-century involvement with The Gamble House. During that time she has volunteered countless hours as a Docent, served as President of the Docent Council, labored tirelessly for numerous committees, and even worked several …Read More

Back to the Future

[rev_slider alias=”BTTF”] THE GAMBLE HOUSE WENT BACK TO THE FUTURE On July 25, 2015 fans of all ages gathered on the lawn of the Gamble House in Pasadena for a celebration of the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future. Enjoy this slideshow courtesy of Jared Cowan.

Crossings + Coincidences

Arts & Crafts in Pennsylvania [Part two] by Anne Mallek My first exposure to the work of Frank Lloyd Wright was as a naïve 12 year old on vacation with my family for two weeks in the seaside town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, the former bohemian artists’ community and home to writers like George Sterling and Robinson Jeffers, and architects such as Charles Greene. The house we rented belonged to friends of …Read More

The Gambles and the Outdoor Life

In May of 1913, Mary Gamble was eagerly anticipating the family’s 10-day trip to “the Yosemite,” hoping they would be able to stay at Camp Ahwahnee (which had opened just two years previously). Archival photographs appear to confirm that the family was successful in procuring a few of the camp’s tent cabins, where they could rest after a ride or gaze at the night sky fringed by surrounding pines. Located …Read More

Where’s Ted?

Thank you to everyone who followed along and encouraged Ted Bosley and Scott Sinclair as they tackled hiking the historic John Muir Trail to raise funds for the Gamble House Junior Docent Program! AUGUST 22ND: BRAVO! THEY’VE DONE IT!! Ted and Scott have reached Mount Whitney. CONGRATULATIONS!! We can’t wait to see the pictures and hear all about this wonderful adventure. AUGUST 21TH: Lots of movement from our dynamic duo …Read More

The Mountains are Calling

Why the John Muir Trail? Since making it known earlier this year that I planned to hike a 160-mile section of the John Muir Trail, I have been asked “why??” enough times that it feels right to propose a theory for such unusual behavior. Here is mine. My father died when I was five. By the time I turned eight my mother had had a few boyfriends (TMI?), each wanting …Read More

The John Muir Trail

Since Ted Bosley will soon be embarking on his journey hiking the John Muir Trail, we thought it would be a good idea to become familiar with the trail, it’s history, and a few of the famous names associated with it. HISTORY OF THE JOHN MUIR TRAIL The mountains are calling and I must go. ~ John Muir The idea of the trail along the backbone of the High Sierra originated …Read More

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