June 23, 1985
I enjoyed the article on Sam Girdler. However, someone should tell Zan Thompson that Henry E. Huntington was not one of the Big Four of California railroading notoriety. She's thinking of Collis P. Huntington. Henry was his nephew, and along with his widow, Arabella, his heir. Together, Henry and Arabella Huntington left us Huntington Library and Gardens, and some surviving miles of track for the Big Red Cars. LAURIE A. PERRY Venice
HOME & GARDEN
September 6, 2008 |
This new column will explore the ghosts of Southern California's residential landscape -- social, political or cultural landmarks that have since been destroyed or altered beyond recognition. WHEN THE current mortgage crisis ends, someone is going to make big bucks. Probably developers. They'll buy up houses at bargain prices, tear them down, put in a subdivision and start hawking mortgages. The L.A. investor's rule: It's never about the house; it's about the land. Few knew this better than speculator Henry E. Huntington.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 2000 |
Hanging in the Huntington Library in San Marino is a portrait of a mysterious and extraordinary woman of towering strength and determination. Her name was Arabella Huntington, and through her marriages to two of California's richest men, uncle and nephew, she wielded enormous power over the state's emerging arts culture.
HOME & GARDEN
May 14, 2011 |
Power, money and love fuel extravaganzas. Railroad millionaire Henry E. Huntington had all three and used them in the closing decade of his life to build his eponymous San Marino library and gardens. You know the mansion, the cactus and the Japanese tea house. What you may not know is that Huntington's estate once had a gallery dedicated to his wife, Arabella. Known as Belle, she probably was born in Alabama, and through brains and charm she became the mistress of Collis P. Huntington, financier demon of the Central Pacific Railroad.
August 18, 1988
The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino has been awarded a $237,300 grant by the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation. The grant will be used for the conservation of the Arabella Huntington Memorial Art Collection and renovation of the collection gallery located in the library building.
December 1, 2007 |
After a $20-million renovation, the Huntington Art Gallery in San Marino is scheduled to reopen May 28, officials said Friday. The facility on the grounds of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens has been under repair since January 2006.