Sunday, August 19, 2012


Another hot August weekend.  This is a house at 602 S. St. John Avenue across the street from Singer Park in Pasadena.  I liked the subject for its light and shadows.  With the aid of the internet, I attempted to learn about the origins of Singer Park.  My searches for Singer and Pasadena history led me to the lovely Singer Building on Colorado Boulevard and to Loretta Thompson-Glickman, a former mayor of Pasadena who also had a career as a singer.  Very worthy subjects, but I'm none the wiser about the park.  The house, I learned, was built in 1909 by an unknown architect.  Quite a lot gets forgotten in a hundred years. 


  1. Hermosa su obra, me gusta la sombra que proyecta el árbol, esa debe ser una casa fresca.
    PD. Consejo: Si quieres recibir mas comentarios retire el "verificador de palabras"

  2. Beautiful job. Well done really. Best regards

  3. Yes, much is lost in 100 years. My grandmother's house was built for her in the late 20's. Only a few houses on the block at the time (we found a photo in the USC archives) When we sold it we were able to give the new owners the architectural drawings. Which I kind of wish we had kept, but because she said this was her forever home, I think she was meant to have them.

    This is a funny painting. The shadow overtaking the curb reminds me of some kind of death grip - not meant in a perforative way but definitely a grip. The color palate is wonderful - a feel of sweltering heat; southern almost

    btw: I know a Glickman, maybe a relation