Gamble House

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Blog entry by bhack posted 01-25-2011 08:19 PM 4347 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While visiting in Southern California I took the opportunity to visit the Gamble House in Pasadena. I really like the Greene and Greene style. The architecture is wonderful. What was very disappointing was the lack of mention of the craftsman that took the designs and crafted the house and furnishing. It still amazes me the lack of appreciation of a craft person. I feel that Peter and John Hall are not mentioned for their craftsmanship enough. Therefore any time I have a discussion about Green and Greene the Hall Brothers will be brought to the fore by me.

Thanks for listening.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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#1 posted 01-25-2011 08:28 PM

sad truth

we are still thought of as ‘laborers’

not like

who quite a few of
had their daddy’s
to pay for their college education

after 46 years
i still get customers that say
“for $30 an hour , i can hire two carpenters”
later they call me back
and ask me to fix those two carpenters mistakes

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 01-26-2011 12:30 AM

True about Peter and John Hall, however, they too had annonymous labors under them who will never be known. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#3 posted 01-27-2011 07:04 PM

Yes they were truly great craftsman, who executed some great designs. While you where here you should have gone down the street to the Huntington and visited their exhibits of furniture of various styles.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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