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Lanterman House History Center and Archives

The Lanterman House History Center and Archives makes available documents and photographs pertaining to the development of La Canada and Flintridge, beginning with their independent identities as a part of unincorporated Los Angeles County, through their merger and transition to cityhood in 1976, and continuing into the present. Another large part of the collection pertains to the Lanterman family, the founders of La Canada Flintridge, including the two careers o...



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The Pink Castle, also known as "El Nido" is a notable landmark in La Canada built in 1911 as a retreat for California Lieutenant Governor Albert J. Wallace. The numerous past owners, including notable political and social figures are discussed. The owner current owner of the castle at the time of the recording explains how he is restoring the castle. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, California--History, Local, Pink Castle (La Canada Flintridge, Calif.)
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Horse owners recall the riding and keeping horses in La Canada as well as the development of horse trails over the past 150 years.
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Former superintendent Don Ziehl recalls working for the La Canada Flintridge School District during La Canada's changes toward cityhood. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Education--California, Ziehl, Don
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Thomas F. Knight, Jr. (1916-2006), of the pioneer La Canada family, the Knights, explains the long connection between his family and the Lantermans. He recalls his memories of former California State Assemblyman Frank Lanterman (1901-1981), and his brother Lloyd Lanterman (1897-1987). Aged 76 For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, California--History, Local, Water rights--California, Agriculture--California,...
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Gene Burrows (1920-2013), executor and caretaker of the Lanterman Estate, recalls his memories of living at the Lanterman House. He talks about brothers Lloyd and Frank Lanterman and their interests. He then talks about the Lanterman House and its restoration. Several anecdotal stories of the Lantermans are included. Gene Burrows: March 8, 1993, Interview at Lanterman House. Interviewer, Shirley de Grey, Board Member. Dick DeGrey, Video Camera. Note: There are two parts to this interview: A)...
Topics: californiarevealed, Burrows, Gene, 1920-2013, Lanterman, Frank, Lanterman, Lloyd, 1897-1987
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Dr. Robert Winter (1924-2019), architectural historical and author of the seminal work, An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles, discusses the Arts and Crafts architecture in Southern California. He traces the Arts and Crafts movement from England to the Arroyo Seco and finally to the Lanterman House. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Architecture--California--History--20th Century, Arts and crafts movement,...
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Interview of Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientist and longtime La Canada Flintridge resident Bob Covey by former Lanterman Archivist Tim Gregory. The Lanterman Oral History Collection consists of conversations with residents of La Cañada Flintridge who recount the history of the city, its community, and its institutions in the context of local history and on California history at large. The history and development of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is recalled by two prominent scientists, Peter...
Topics: californiarevealed, La Canada Flintridge (Calif.), Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
Source: DVD: DVD-R: 4 Discs of 4
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La Canada Tournament of Roses members Bob Neilson and Claire Slaughter are interviewed by former Lanterman Archivist Tim Gregory and former Lanterman House Director Melissa Patton. The Lanterman Oral History Collection consists of conversations with residents of La Cañada Flintridge who recount the history of the city, its community, and its institutions in the context of local history and on California history at large. The history and development of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is recalled...
Topics: californiarevealed, Tournament of Roses, La Canada Flintridge (Calif.)
Source: DVD: DVD-R: 1 Disc of 1
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A group of long-time residents gathered together to reminisce about the "Old Days" in La Canada. They discuss how La Canada started out as an agricultural community, but changed as land values went up and housing developments spread. Another important topic they describe was how water was brought in to the valley. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, California--History, Local, Agriculture -- California -- Water Resources --...
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Anne Sandquist recalls growing up in early La Canada as well as raising her own family in the town. She also discusses the development of the city and natural disasters that have occurred. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, California--History, Local, Sandquist, Anne
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Wendy Nicoll talks about growing up in La Canada in the 1950s, early businesses, racism, and later teaching for the La Canada school system. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Racism--United States--History--20th century, California--History, Local,...
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June Dougherty (1920-2011), well-known local historian, discusses the early years of the Crescenta-Canada area, beginning with the Rancho Era when the Verdugo family obtained Rancho San Rafael. She continues her historical discussion through the purchase of the land by Colonel Williams and the Lanterman family. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, California--History To 1846, Rancho, Dougherty, June, 1920-2011, Lanterman...
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Gene Burrows (1920-2013) was the executor and caretaker of the Lanterman estate. He recalls here his memories of Lloyd Lanterman (1897-1987), who he took care of during his later years. Burrows also explains how the city of La Canada Flintridge became the owner of the Lanterman House. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Burrows, Gene, 1920-2013, Lanterman, Lloyd, 1897-1987
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Early La Canada, Cityhood, and the La Canada Historical Society are recalled by long time resident Joy Wilson, interviewed by former Lanterman Archivist Tim Gregory. The Lanterman Oral History Collection consists of conversations with residents of La Cañada Flintridge who recount the history of the city, its community, and its institutions in the context of local history and on California history at large. The history and development of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is recalled by two...
Topics: californiarevealed, La Canada Flintridge (Calif.)
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Robert Moses and Lourene Vail (1919-2014) discuss water history both in La Canada and in the Greater Los Angeles Area. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Water supply--California--Los Angeles, California--History, Local, Water...
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Roland "Rolie" G. Wood II (1913-2003) is an early La Canada resident who, with his brother Grant, owned and operated La Canada Hardware. Wood recalls his childhood in La Canada during the 1920s as well as how the town, along with its longtime families, grew and developed. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, California--History, Local, Woods, Roland G., II, 1913-2003
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La Canada resident Marion Dix (1904-1992) talks about her work as an early screenwriter and filmmaker as well as her role as a foreign correspondent during World War II. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, California--History, Local, World War, 1939-1945, Film, Dix, Marion, 1904-1992
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Virginia Robertson (1918-2012) describes growing up in La Canada, working at the local post office, and the changes that have taken place in the city. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, California--History, Local, Robertson, Virginia, 1918-2012
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Jim Huntington (1894-1984) moved to early La Canada in 1914 and opened the Huntington Iron Works on the main street. He worked closely with U.S. Senator from California, Frank Flint, during the senator's development of Flintridge, which later became part of the city of La Canada Flintridge. Huntington colorfully describes the buildings, streets, and families that occupied the region early on in its development. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, California--History, Local, Huntington, Jim, 1894-1984, Flint, Frank P. (Frank...
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Jesus Oseguera (1906-1993) and his wife, Braulia (1910-2000), lived in what was known as "Old Town" La Canada. They share stories about their work in agriculture and the Los Angeles County Flood Control before La Canada land was developed into homes. The Osegueras also reminisce about many of the people and places that occupied the early town. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, California--History, Local, Flood control--California--Los Angeles, Oseguera,...
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Topics: californiarevealed, Automobile dealers, Local history, St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church (La...
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Topics: californiarevealed, California--Politics and government, Women city council members, Women...
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Mabel Johnson, (1885-1985) talks about early La Canada and the founding of the La Canada Thursday Club. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, California--History, Local, Parents' and teachers' associations, Johnson,...
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June Dougherty (1920-2011), well-known local historian, reflects more on life in early La Canada. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, California--History, Local, Dougherty, June, 1920-2011
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Topics: californiarevealed, Korean Americans--California, Southern, City planning
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Lourene Vail (1919-2014) is a noted local expert on California history and retired La Canada High School history teacher. She provides an overview of early California history, discussing the Native Americans, Missions, as well as the Spanish and Mexican control of the land. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, History--California, Missions--California, Ranchos, California--History To...
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Adam Kline discusses Lanterman family member Lloyd, the eldest son of Roy and Emily Lanterman. Kline was a neighbor of the Lantermans as he was growing up in La Canada.
Topics: californiarevealed, Lanterman, Lloyd, 1897-1987
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Retired La Canada school principal Jeanne Maus and former Superintendant Richard Farmer (1916-2000), present a timeline documenting the growth of schools in the context of other events occurring in La Canada between 1895 to 1986. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Education--California, Maus, Jeanne, Farmer, Richard, 1916-2000
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George Klump discusses his pioneer family, the Greens, who came to La Canada in the 1880s as well as his own life growing up in the Crescenta-Canada area.
Topics: californiarevealed, California--History, Local
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A group of long-time residents gathered together to reminisce about the "Old Days" in La Canada, specifically focusing on the period between the 1900s and the 1940s. Memories included everyday elements like schools, businesses, and social life. Significant events were also discussed, including disasters, the Depression, World War II, and the incarceration of Japanese Americans. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, California--History, Local, Natural Disasters, Depressions--1929--California,...
Source: Audio cassette: 4 Tapes of 4
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Topics: californiarevealed, Local history, Antique and classic cars, Family life, Birchall, Don, Lanterman,...
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Margaret Moses (1913-2013) belonged to one of La Canada's pioneer families that arrived in the 1890s. The Moses family was involved in early water distribution in the area. She recalls the fruit industry, the 1933 flood, the Moses' connection to water history, and raising children in early La Canada. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Water supply--California--Los Angeles, California--History, Local, Natural...
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Florence Bonetto (1906-2004) describes her family's journey to California, growing up in the Crescenta-Canada Valley, as well as her career as a history teacher. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, California--History, Local, Teaching, Bonetto, Florence, 1904-2004
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Description : Tim Gregory, the first Lanterman House Archivist, discusses the value of local history and archives with his successor, Julie Yamashita. Call Number : LOH-20180213 Source : 1 File of 1: mp4 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Lanterman House History Center and Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials...
Topic: californiarevealed
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Margaret Moses (1913-2013) belongs to one of La Canada's pioneer families that arrived in the 1890s. She describes how the Moses family was involved in the early water distribution in the area. Also discussed are the people and places that made up the early agricultural town of La Canada. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, California--History, Local, Agriculture -- California -- Water Resources --...
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Description : The first director of the Lanterman House, Melissa Patton, discusses the restoration and development of the museum with the first Lanterman Archivist, Tim Gregory. Call Number : LOH-20170927 Source : 2 Files of 2: mp4 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Lanterman House History Center and Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the...
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Gertrude Cain (1897-1992) was an early La Canada resident who was a theater organist and pianist for the National Broadcasting Company (NBC). She recalls her early days in La Canada and meeting the Manchester Boddy family. Also included are her memories of the Lanterman family and the beginnings of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, California--History, Local, Cain, Gertrude, 1897-1992, Jet Propulsion...
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Description : Peter Breckheimer recounts his time at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to former Lanterman Archivist Tim Gregory. Call Number : LOH-20171219 Source : 1 File of 1: mp4 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Lanterman House History Center and Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the Copyright Holder. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms...
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Topics: californiarevealed, Chinese-Americans--California, Southern, Schools, Chinese, Jet Propulsion...
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Topics: californiarevealed, Local history, COVID-19 (Disease)--United States--California, St. Bede the...
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Gene Burrows (1920-2013) was the executor and caretaker of the Lanterman estate. He recalls here his memories of former California State Assemblyman Frank Lanterman (1901-1981), and his brother Lloyd Lanterman (1897-1987). Burrows also explains how the Lanterman House came to be owned by the City of La Canada Flintridge. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Lanterman, Frank, Lanterman, Lloyd, 1897-1987
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William M. Seeley (1901-1989) and Gertrude Seeley (1901-1994), long-time residents of La Canada, recall what daily life was like between the 1920s and 1940s. They discuss the climate, local businesses, their neighbors, and local entertainments. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, California--History, Local, Seeley, William M., 1901-1989, Seeley, Gertrude,...
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Lourene Vail (1919-2014), noted local expert on California history, discusses the earthquake of 1933, her family's role in early Los Angeles water history, and teaching in La Canada schools. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Water supply--California--Los Angeles, California--History, Local,...
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Dr. Robert Winter (1924-2019), is a much-celebrated architectural historian and author of the seminal work, An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles. He explains the difference between the preservation and restoration of historical buildings. Winter also describes how the movement to save architecturally and historically important buildings began in California. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Architecture--California--History--20th Century, California--History, Local,...
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Robert Moses, member of one of La Canada's pioneer families, tells the story of La Canada's struggle for water and his family's role in bringing water to the town. He also discusses the role that the Lanterman family played in obtaining water rights for the Crescenta-Canada Valley. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Water supply--California--Los Angeles, California--History, Local, Water...
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Nancy Thurston recalls her days working for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and living in La Canada.
Topics: californiarevealed, California--History, Local, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
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Interview of two retired La Canada School District teachers, Patty Compeau and Mary Lou Langedyke, by former Lanterman Archivist Tim Gregory. The Lanterman Oral History Collection consists of conversations with residents of La Cañada Flintridge who recount the history of the city, its community, and its institutions in the context of local history and on California history at large. The history and development of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is recalled by two prominent scientists, Peter...
Topics: californiarevealed, Education, La Canada Flintridge (Calif.)
Source: DVD: DVD-R: 2 Discs of 2