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The Magic Lamp Inn

Roadside Americana

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 44mm ISO 200 1/20 f/14 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

A fixture on Foothill Boulevard (Route 66) in Rancho Cucamonga since 1955, with live music in the lounge four nights a week, and menu items like jumbo crab cocktail, Caesar salad tossed table side and Chateaubriand for two carved table side with both Bordelaise and Bernaise sauce, the Magic Lamp Inn is a throwback to an earlier time.

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Back Door of Commerce

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 12mm ISO 200 1/50 f/11 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

This is a section of commercial building wall that originally faced an alley behind “D” Street in Chino, California.  This was the home of a hardware store at one time.  I was attracted by the textures, colors and remnants of commerce painted on the wall.

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Chino Community Center

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 24mm ISO 200 1/125 f/11 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

The Carolyn Owens Community Center, Chino, California.  This view is from the Chino City Hall lawn, looking east across Central Avenue.

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Clifton Middle School

Nikon D7000 18-200mm ISO 320 3-bkts f/16 Lr4,TpzSim; PsCS6

When I was growing up we called them “junior high schools”, apparently the current term is “middle school”.  As far as learning, there is no middle to the process, in life we should always be learning something.

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Renwick House

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 26mm ISO 200 3- bkts f/11 Lr4, HEP2, TpzSim; PsCS6

After ten years of marriage and the death of her husband, Helen Goodwin Renwick left Iowa and brought her son to Claremont, California.  Mrs. Renwick then built her house in 1900 where she raised her son and became a philanthropist to Pomona College.  Mrs. Renwick died at the age of 86 in July, 1930, bequeathing her home to Pomona College.  From the obituary published July 31, 1930 in the Claremont Courier  I found this charming line about Mrs. Renwick:

Following a romance of unusual charm she was married to William Renwick in 1879 and together they enjoyed their home and a companionship in Davenport, Iowa for 10 years.

The Renwick House now serve as the offices of the Pomona College Annual Giving department.

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Seaver House Detail

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 28mm ISO 200 1/8 f/22 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

This was the home of the Carlton Seaver family and was originally constructed on a site at Holt and Garey Avenue in Pomona, California in 1900.  All of Carlton Seaver’s children a attended Pomona College, Mr. and Mrs. Seaver  and subsequent generations of the Seaver family have been major donors to Pomona College.  The Seaver house was willed to the college by Carlton Seaver’s widow and moved to its current site on the campus of Pomona College at 305 Campus Avenue, Claremont, California.  Seaver House now serves as the location of the Pomona College Alumni Relations Office.

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Sumner House

 

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 35mm ISO 200 3-bkts f/13 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

Sumner House (1887) is the oldest home in Claremont, California.  This Queen Anne Victorian was the home of Reverend Charles Burt Sumner, once of the founders of Pomona College.  The house was moved to its current location, First Street and College Avenue approximately ten years after construction and serves as the anchor point of the southern perimeter of the college.  The home is owned by Pomona College and it is now used as a guest house for the college.

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A Quiet Campus Sidewalk

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 24mm ISO 320 1/8 f/11 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

It is late afternoon on the sidewalk under the shade of mature trees lining Sixth Street on the campus of Pomona College, Claremont, California.  The building is Clark Hall V, a student residence, the tower in the background is Smith Tower which has both a clock and carillon.  By local tradition the carillon chimes at 47 minutes after every hour.

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