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Collective Curiosity

EXPLORING THE MAKING OF THE GREENE & GREENE ARCHIVES Over the past 7 years, I’ve visited the Greene & Greene Archives at The Huntington twice, once at the old Scott Gallery location and most recently at its new home at the Munger building. Each visit has been full of wonders such as family diaries, iridescent glass samples that resemble the glass in the Gamble House front door and dining room …Read More

A Mentor’s Gift

 NANCY MARINO A mentor’s gift enriches the Gamble House experience By Lynne Mircheff, Gamble House History Committee “It’s been one of the great loves of my life.”  That’s Nancy Marino speaking about her remarkable accomplishment: 15 years spent dispensing her Gamble House wit and wisdom to over 300 Docents-in-training. For those Docents, Nancy has become teacher, leader, role model, icon, friend, mentor, and legend.  While …Read More

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