Striking a Chord: A Woman’s Symphony Orchestra of Los Angeles Program, 9 February 1927

by Paul R. Spitzzeri This year marks the centennial of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, established under the patronage of William Andrews Clark, Jr., son of the mining tycoon who left his mark in many areas and ways in the American West stemming from his spectacular success as one of the "copper kings" of Butte,... Continue Reading →

“Los Angeles Life,” a Magazine for “The Better Sort,” 19 October 1922

by Paul R. Spitzzeri The rise of Los Angeles as a major American metropolis by the 1920s can be measured in many ways, whether it be the types of arts institutions, schools of higher learning, automobile registrations, or, in the case of today's highlighted artifact from the Homestead collection, home-grown publications that catered to the... Continue Reading →

Sharing Homestead History in the La Crescenta Valley

by Paul R. Spitzzeri Tonight, it was an honor to share the history of the Homestead with about thirty-five members of the La Crescenta Valley Historical Society, which deals with the history of San Gabriel Mountains foothill communities like La Cañada/Flintridge, Montrose, upper Glendale and La Crescenta. Heading out from Chino Hills and finding traffic... Continue Reading →

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