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Thursday, January 31, 2008


Pen and Ink Book Illustration by Orpha Klinker - University of Southern California - Alumni Hall - Collection of Phyllis Hansen
"On Thursday evening, April 24 I will be doing my presentation on Orpha at the Andres Pico adobe in Mission Hills for the San Fernando Valley Historical Society. It's a public meeting. Come on and be in the audience if it's convenient."

Note: This is a terrific opportunity for the Museum Community to get to hear Phyllis Hansen speak on one of our favorite subjects, the Genius Orpha Klinker. It will also be a chance for us to get to know the wonderful people of the San Fernando Valley Historical Society better. And, it you haven't visited the Andreas Pico Adobe, you are in for a REAL TREAT.
To keep our carbon footprints to a minimum, I think we should arrange for car pools. Jerry

1 comment:

Gerald R. Fecht said...

Richard Hilton, Board Member of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley comments:

Reference: The ink drawing on the blog site.

Built in 1880, this was the FIRST building on the newly formed campus of USC. It was designed by Ezra F. Kysor & Octavius Morgan. They were responsible for the Adamson House, El Capitan Theatre, Arcade Theatre and Van Nuys Building downtown. Kysor, of course, was the architect for St. Vibiana's Cathedral, the Pico House and Merced Theater downtown, the Foy House in Angelino Heights and the William Perry Mansion at Heritage Square.

Now referred to as the Widney Alumni House (named for Robert Maclay Widney, real estate, Judge, and co-creator of USC), it has been, over the years, referred to as the University Building, Academy Building, was the School of Theology and School of Music. It has been moved three times prior to the move to its present location near the Southeast corner of the campus. A Greek Revival, American Foursquare, it has been altered and added on to over the years, but is fairly close, now, to its original look.

The Los Angeles Conservancy's USC Campus Tour begins at this structure.