January Historic Home of the Month 
Dear Claremont Heritage Members and Friends,
A new monthly highlight that we are instituting this year will be a featured historic home for sale in and around Claremont.  This will give our growing list of Real Estate Professional Members an opportunity to expose historic properties to potential clients who will honor and preserve the homes in a way that retains their historic architectural integrity.   
Claremont Heritage also is available to help home owners interested in applying for the Mills Act (link to Courier article HERE), a program offered by the City of Claremont that links historic preservation to a reduction in property tax.
This months home is an outstanding example of Organic Modernism by noted architect Foster Rhodes Jackson, an early Fellow of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West, who designed many homes and buildings in and around Claremont. There is an open house on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm   
Speaking of Modernism, check out our February exhibition Back to Modern featuring artwork and poetry by Kendall Johnson - see below... 
Warm regards,
 David Shearer, Executive Director  
126 Summit Road La Verne, CA 91750  
126 Summit Road La Verne, CA 91750 
SATURDAY, JANUARY  19, 2019 - 11:00 am  - 2:00 pm  
A study in organic architecture, indoor/outdoor living is incorporated in nearly every room of this beautiful mid century modern. Artfully crafted walls and ceilings use wood, cork, and tile. Ingenious sky lights and floor to ceiling walls of glass & sliding doors open to private atriums, patios and landscaped grounds. Completed by fine craftsmen and in the style of the work from the years when a unique movement fostered collaborations between artists and designers, this caliber of property is rarely available. Architect Foster Rhodes Jackson, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright, worked with the owner to design and build this home, constructed over years, in conjunction and consultation with Sam Maloof, one of the finest woodworkers of our time. Leaded and stained glass windows throughout were done by local Claremont artist, Mike Hill.Nature, canyons or the hills are visible from nearly every part of the home. Situated on over an acre of a scenic knoll, near the top of Live Oak Canyon, the home features original fixtures, clever lighting, sconces, built-in furniture such as sofas, bed platforms and night tables, bookshelves, desks, lighted vanities, cedar closets & storage cabinets and much more. Each of the 6 bedrooms is a suite, and feature 1 or multiple sitting areas, bathrooms and fireplaces. The master suite, the only upstairs room, is accessed by ascending the Maloof spiral staircase.  
Back to Modern featuring Dr. Kendall Johnson | Ginger Elliott Center
840 N Indian Hill Blvd. Claremont, CA 91711 | 909-621-0848
Claremont Heritage will present Back to Modern, a mid-century modern exhibition featuring artwork and poetry by Dr. Kendall Johnson on February 2, 2019 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Back to Modern will feature 13 paintings and accompanying reflections focusing on mid-century modernism with a call to reexamine the movement's aesthetic experimentation, novel vision, and pursuit of meaning. As Dr. Johnson states, "The virtues of individual responsibility, authenticity, and personal expression have new found importance now. Mid-century angst is back, as is the turning back towards the arts as something more than social critique." This exhibition aims to reconsider the modernist effort.  
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Claremont's Cultural Heritage!

Thank You ! 
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