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REAl. ESTATE The following information was culled from Catalina Islander archives in the Catalina Island Museum: News The Chicago Cubs returned for spring training. Since 1921 they have spent over $500,000 in travel alone to the Island. Construction and occupancy of new high school buildings were completed after 1933 earthquake. An estimated 283 attended the St. Patrick's Day Dance and Card Party at the St. Catherine Hotel, Descanso Beach. For years, Avalon has been con- sidered a major stronghold of the Republican Party. In fact, at one point, there were only three Demo- crats on the entire Island. Some buildings were being disfigured by charcoal and pencil drawings. NEW LISTINGS! General Catalina Island will give you the "rest of your life"--in which- ever sense you choose to take it. Mr. and Mrs. George Weigel moved to Riverside. Mrs. C. C. Noble moved to Los Angeles. Letters mailed from Avalon could have a Catalina Island sticker placed on them. Good business. AmeLia Earhart was related to Mrs. "Tinch" Moricich. Lilac trees were planted on the Summit Road. , Catalina recorded 8.66 inches of rain that season to date; the Is- land recorded 13.61 inches of rain during the 1935 season to date. Jean Donaldson was editor of the Sugar Loaf. William B. Stringfellow was president of the Tuna Club. Obituaries William Muller died in 1936. Mrs. Beata Perske died March 7, 1936. Mrs. Augusta M. Michaelis (1876-1936). Capt. Montague Foster (1874- March 1936). Announcements Mr. and Mrs. J. Earl Limbeck celebrated their first wedding an- niversary. Business "Avalon Fish Market," end of Pleasure Pier. "Catalina Bills Club." "Eagle's Nest Hunting Lodge." "Gene's Photo Studio," 511 1/2 Crescent. "H.D. MacRae Curio Store," 421 Crescent. "Joe's Grill Cafr." "Pavilion," Crescent Avenue. Pete Reyes, photographer, 433 Crescent. "St. Catherine Curio Store," Descanso Beach. Real Estate Joe and Rose Arno, Sumner. George E. and Edith Aull, 210 Whittley, built a new seven-room home. Herbert and Ada M. Batho, Wrigley Terrace. Mrs. Cres A. Bunnelle, 355 Catalina. Mrs. William M. Crawford, 360 Eucalpytus. Capt. Montaque Foster, 121 Hi- awatha. Jack Hannon, Metropole. Mr. and Mrs. B. O. Kendall, 364 Sumner. Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Mankowski, 208 E. Whittley. Albert L. and Beata Perske, 321 Clemente. Mr. and Mrs. Percy West, 114 Maiden Lane. Boating The Blanche W. made round trips to Isthmus every Sunday. "S. S. Catalina." "Yachting at Catalina" was a column in the Islander. Entertainment "Catalina Band." Canine actor Rin Tin III, as well as human stars Laurel and Hardy, and Preston Foster were on the Island. Sports After a two-year absence, track and field was started up again at the school. The 6th Annual Avalon City Golf Championship was won by Silkey Reyes. Religion St. Catherine Church, Viedelou, under Father William Hughes, ex- panded with a more Spanish look. For more information on Time Capsule items, feel free to contact Chuck Liddell at liddeU@catalinas, net. ff you want to read more stories about Chuck and Catalina, his blog is: www. CatalinaIslandMan. corn SENIOR OF THE WEEK Daniel Stewart Nell '55 Favorite Hobby: Sheryl Zager Favorite Record: "Hungarian Rapsody" (Jan August) Favorite Performers: Ann Southern, Jerry Lewis, Hopalong Cassidy History From page 1 almost identical items using similar techniques in their early years and now it is clear why. Rufus Keeler historian Brian Kaiser has exten- sively interviewed Mr. Keeler's niece and other relatives, and their consistent recollections are Mr. Keeler (d. 1934), one of the top ce- ramists of his day, "took the ferry" over to Catalina to "help them out" on a regular basis, not as an em- ployee but as a "consultant" dur- ing Catalina's early years. This in- formation dovetails perfectly with Malibu's operating years of 1926 to 1932 and the fact that Mr. Kee- ler traveled "home" from Malibu to Southgate on weekends leaving him plenty of time to moonlight at Catalina. It is also possible that this "consulting" coincided with layoffs at Malibu the first of which occurred in July or August of i 929. According to employee J. Donald Prouty it was a "shutdown" ... but was termed a "temporary lay- off." This might have been another factor that brought or introduced additional Malibu employees to Catalina as well. (Malibu Potteries 1988, 45). It's unlikely that D.M. Renton wouldn't have made the pilgrim- age to Malibu Pottery and met Mr. Keeler on one of his many infor- mation gathering trips, perhaps even on his wayto tour the Santa Barbara Biltmore in 1929 to view the studding Spanish style archi- tecture and the impressive Glad- ding McBean tile murals that still grace its walls. D.M was diligent in his research with top experts in the state, even consulting with ce- ramic engineers at Stanford when he went to visit his Malcolm in college. (Wrigley-Renton corre- spondence). Another important connection to Malibu comes with Charles (C.E.) Mason, the superintendent of Malibu Pottery, who was also employed by Catalina for a short time, perhaps along with Mr. Keeler on a consulting basis. Mr. Mason had been a mold maker at Gladding McBean where Mr. Kee- ler was also employed. Mr. Ruth was employed by Catalina for all of its production years, and is re- sponsible for many of its famous molded creations. Other evidence that links the two potteries comes in ceramic form. Some items made by both firms are identical and others very similar. Malibu made an Indian Head tile plaque that is a twin to Catalina's late 1928 version (other than the different company names featured on the top front), as well History, Page 4 I,,e" --" + jr - m MARCH 4, 2011 162 Middle Terrace - 3 BR, 3 BA 2 car Garage. 4 Decks. 2 Rreplnces. Apartment for Income! $1,799,000 318 W. Whittley 3 - 2 BR, 2 BA Completely lemdeled. S395,000 341 Camino Dei Monte - 4 BR, 4 BA, 4400 sf home with 1 BR, 1 BA income unit. $2,499,000 354 Destonso Ave. - 3 BR, 1 BA Spanish Collage on Ihe Flats. Fully Fur- nished with Vacation Rental. S595,000 56 Sol Vista - 1 BR, 1.5 BA Spacious 990 sf. Condo. Private Deck Overlooks Hillsides. 5375,000 227 Beacon A- Vista Glenar Condo 2 BR, 2.5 BA, View, But in 2006. Vacation Rental. $740,000 61 Sol Vista- 2 BE, 2 BA, Vacation Rental Perndt. Furnished! $459,000 333 Cladssa - Custom 2 Story, 3 8R, 2.5 BA + Studio Apt. for added income. Built in 2007! $849,000 211 Cladssa - Duplex Unit 1- 3 BD, 3 Bk Unit 2-3 BD, 1.15 BA. Great Income Properly! $1,995,000 328 Descanso Duplex -3 BR/ 1.75 BA & 1 BR/1 BA S799,000 B34 Bahia Vista - 1 BR, 1 BA Remodeled. Furnished! $385,000 316.5 Widtley - Triplex 3BD/2BA; 2BD/IBA; I BD/I BA SI,300,000 191 Lower Terrace- Foundation Cam- pleled. Plans for 3 Levels. S799,500 Harbor View Estates- Lot Avail. Build to Surf Custom Home. Call for info. 87 Sol Vista - I BR, 1.5 BA, Condo plus Sludio Apt. for Added Income. S305,000 CHECK OUT THESE 6REAT OWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES/ Vifla 9-60 - Top Corner of Bldg. Immaculate, Smert Car Ind. S675,000 Vik 13-45 ~ 2 BD, 2 BA, End Unit. Just Reduced[ $739,000 V'dla 2-47 - 20 sleps to properly. End Unil w/vat, rental permit. $625,000 Viga 2-27 - 2 BD, 2 BA, Great V'ews of the Ocean! $599,000 V'dla !-57 - I BD, ] BA w/views! Beautifully Appmed! $498,000 Villa 1-53 ~ 1 BD, 2 BA, Custom Design,Ocean Views! $599,000 Viga 4-16 - 1BD, 2 BA, Price Reflecls Land Purda emuem $695,000 Villa 10-77 - 2 BD, 2 BA, hke Includes Land  .$599,000 Viga 18-74 - 3 BD, 3 BA, Speclacular View! $1,950,000 V'dla 9-55 ~ ! BD, I BA Furnished w/Golf Cart! $299,999 Viga 17-80 - 2 BD, 2 BA, Ie Includes Land  S699,900 vih 10.66 ~ 3 BD, 3 BA. Leasl expensive 3 BD in flCl $984,000 38 Roddnghorse - SI,399,000 324 Eucalyptus - $599,000 348 Sumner- S525,00o B46 Bahia V'Lsta - $424,000 Hamilton Cove 3-19 - $620.000 3 Fariview Terrace - $Ggg,O00 310 (Iodsso - $825,750 31 ! Catalina - $575,000 323 Beacon - .$610,000 A5 Bahia Vista - $43g,000 214 Marilla - $389,00O 40 Sol Vista - S469,995 333 Descanso - $57g,000 31 Fairview Tenace - $445,622 234 Cladssa - $819,000 209 E. Whittley - $699,000 415 Beacon - $597,770 316 nte - $625,000 11 ! 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