Episode #43: Arts & Crafts In The Arroyo

Join us this week as we talk with Dave Judson, the 5th generation proprietor of the Judson stained glass studios (founded 1895) about the rich legacy of the Arroyo Guild of Craftsmen and its role in the Southern California Arts & Crafts movement. We’ll also visit with Frank Gallagher, a Pasadena-based stonemason from County Fermanagh, Ireland, about Arts, Crafts, the intersection between the two, and how Pasadena circa 1900 represented the perfect mix of materials, craftsmen and location to allow a creative renaissance to bloom.

We’ll also discuss L.A.‘s pilot plan to expedite sidewalk dining permits in the downtown area (but excluding St. Vincent Court), the VA’s neglect of its historic properties, some challenges for the Riverside-Figueroa bridge park proposal, Councilman Gil Cedillo’s opposition of an historic landmark nomination in Highland Park, and a call to help rebuild the scanning center of the Internet Archive. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of November 11th, 2013.

Photo: Gate built by Frank. Slate, arroyo bouler, & clinker brick.

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Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Frank Gallagher‘s Home Page

Judson Studio Glass Studios

Los Angeles expedites sidewalk dining permits in some parts of downtown.

Study finds the VA neglects historic properties. 

Bumps in the road for the Riverside-Figueroa Landbridge proposal. Petition supporting the idea. 

Is the new councilman for CD1 opposed to historic preservation?

A call to help rebuild the fire-damaged scanning center at the Internet Archive.

LAVA’s November Monthly Sunday Salon

Broadway On My Mind Walking Tour #5, right after Salon.