Paintings, Drawings and Photographs by Barbara Field (except where noted otherwise.)
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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.