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OPEN MON-FRI 10am-3pm | GARNER HOUSE at Memorial Park

840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont CA

Celebrate Preservation Month

Muriel Faith O'Brien Speaker Series

Kelly Sutherlin McLeod FAIA | TUES MAY 9th | 7:00PM



840 N Indian Hill Blvd. Claremont 91711

Kelly Sutherlin McLeod FAIA Architecture presents about the rehabilitation of the classic 1939 Hacienda style Cliff May designed home at 1089 Oxford Ave. — the only one of its kind in Claremont. LINK TO BIO

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Ginger Elliott Center - Garner House

840 N Indian Hill Blvd. Claremont

Suggested donation: $10

Cliff May, known as the "Father of the California Ranch House" was not trained as an architect, started his design career by designing and fabricating rustic wood furniture. After he began placing this Monterey-style furniture in homes that were for sale, the properties sold fully furnished. The enterprising young man, who had dropped out of San Diego State College due to the Great Depression, soon realized that with partners he had the vision and ability to design, furnish and landscape homes and provide a living for himself and his new bride, Jean Lichty.

His earliest house designs (1932-1939) represent a romantic version with modern conveniences of “an ancient Mexican hacienda,” in the words of American Home magazine.

Save The Date

Claremont Heritage ANNUAL AWARDS GALA

Sunday Celebration~Art & Architecture

Sunday June 4th at Padua Hills Theatre 4:00 - 8:30pm

Tickets HERE Sponsorship Opportunities HERE

A Fun-filled Celebration of Entertainment including

Musical Performances • Silent and Live Auctions • Claremont Trivia

2023 Award Recipients

Bess Garner Preservation Award Cultural Heritage Award

2023 Bess Garner Preservation Award will go to Claremont Graduate University for their outstanding stewardship of the built environment. The adaptive reuse of the former Huntley Bookstore, (Now the Yuhaaviatam Center for Health Studies) designed by A. Quincy Jones, has been sensitively renovated, retaining key character defining features.

Also celebrated is the Peter Drucker House. Put on the National Register of Historic Places and now an interpretive house museum honoring Drucker's legacy.

2023 Cultural Heritage Award will be presented to the Scripps Fine Arts Foundation, established in 1935 by Millard Sheets, for their many decades of programs and events that celebrate Claremont artists and makers.

The purpose of the Scripps Fine Arts Foundation is to stimulate public interest in art, to develop greater opportunities for the study of art at Scripps College and to benefit the local art community. FAF hosts a series of monthly public programs, September through May.


Saturday, May 6th | 10:00 am Meet at Claremont Depot 200 West First Street | RESERVE

Please join us every First Saturday, (docent availability and weather permitting)

please reserve your spot now

NEXT TOUR - Saturday, May 6, 2023

10:00 am - 12noon

MEET AT: Historic Claremont Depot

(now home to Claremont Lewis Museum of Art)

200 West 1st Street, Claremont 91711


Reservations requested: Click HERE or call 909.621.0848

Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes, water and your questions.

Docents from Claremont Heritage, the local non-profit organization dedicated to advancing, preserving, and celebrating the historic architectural, natural, and cultural resources of the community, on a walking tour of the quaint Claremont “Village” - Learn the history of the town-from agriculture to colleges--and visit some of the key sites that make Claremont such a unique city. Share in the stories, art, and architecture of the “City of Trees and Ph.Ds.” We end in time for you to visit one of the great restaurants in the Village for lunch.

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