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Mills College is a liberal arts and sciences college located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mills was founded as the Young Ladies Seminary in 1852 in Benicia, the school was relocated to Oakland, California, in 1871, and became the first womens college west of the Rockies. Currently, Mills is a womens college with graduate programs for women and men. The college offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and minors and over 25 graduate degrees, the college is home to the Mills College School of Education and the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business & Public Policy, in 1865, Susan Tolman Mills, a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, and her husband, Cyrus Mills, bought the Young Ladies Seminary renaming it Mills Seminary. In 1871, the school was moved to Oakland, the school became Mills College in 1885. In 1890, after serving for decades as principal, Susan Mills became the president of the college, beginning in 1906 the seminary classes were progressively eliminated. In 1921, Mills granted its first masters degrees, on May 3,1990, the Trustees announced that they had voted to admit male undergraduate students to Mills.
This decision led to a student and staff strike, accompanied by numerous displays of non-violent protests by the students. At one point, nearly 300 students blockaded the administrative offices, on May 18, the Trustees met again to reconsider the decision, leading finally to a reversal of the vote. In 2014, Mills became the first single-sex college in the U. S. to adopt a policy explicitly welcoming transgender students, Mills offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and minors across the arts and sciences, as well as the option to design your own college major. The school runs on a system, with optional winter and summer sessions. As of the 2014-2015 academic years, Mills’ top 5 most popular majors are, Nursing, Psychology and Political, the engineering program in conjunction with University of Southern California is a five-year program, with the first three years completed at Mills. After completing the program, students will have received a BA from Mills, available tracks include biomedical, computer, electrical and industrial systems engineering.
Undergraduate students can participate in one of eight bachelors-to-masters accelerated degree programs, which students to earn an undergraduate. Mills is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, rated by Washington Monthly in their 2014 Top Master’s Universities study, Mills ranked 8th out of 100 institutions when considering Social Mobility and Service. The school’s graduate program offers over 25 degrees and these include unique programs in Bio-chemistry, Book Art, Interdisciplinary Computer Science, Infant Mental Health, and Pre-Medical studies, as well as groundbreaking joint-degree programs. Currently the school’s top 5 most popular programs are, Business Administration, Pre-Med, English
Chapel of the Chimes was founded in 1909 as a crematory and columbarium in Oakland, California. The present building dates largely from a 1928 redevelopment based on the designs of the architect Julia Morgan, the Moorish- and Gothic-inspired interior is a maze of small rooms featuring ornate stonework, gardens and mosaics. The name chapel refers primarily to the style of interior design, the building maintains its original functions, and serves as the venue for annual music festivals on the winter and summer solstices. The chapels owners operate funeral homes and cemeteries, not designed by Morgan, in Hayward, under the name Chapel of the Chimes, Chapel of the Chimes holds the records of the Chapel of Memories on Pleasant Valley Avenue. Garden of Memory has been held 1996–present, this is a columbarium walk-through event held every year on the evening of the summer solstice and it features over 40 musicians performing on unique instruments, or compositions designed for the event. The sound is often electronic or electro-acoustic in source and electronically processed. S
North Star House is a house located roughly a mile south of Grass Valley, Nevada County, northern California. The building served as the house for the North Star Mine. Commissioned by Superintendent Arthur De Wint Foote and his wife, Mary Hallock Foote and this was her first significant, large-scale, residential project. The house is notable for its relationship to the career of Molly Foote. The house is located at 12075 Old Auburn Road, near the Nevada County Fairgrounds, situated on a 14-acre site, the property is on a hillside that overlooks foothills and a valley. To the south is Quail Valley Golf Club, the North Star Mine was the second largest producer of gold during California’s Gold Rush. The Footes originally lived on the property for 10 years with their three children in a cottage. When Foote and his wife decided they needed a home to entertain the investors and celebrities that were coming to the Gold Country, built in 1905, it was one of her first projects. While living in the house Mary Foote wrote her lifetime reminiscences which form her published memoirs, from the time of construction to 1968, the residence was occupied by the Foote family.
In 1968, the property was purchased and served as a religious school for boarding students during the 1970s. It attracted youths as far away as Michigan after it became known as an non traditional Christian church and it was operated by a renegade Baptist preacher called Rev. Bill. By the late 70s rumors were circulating about unorthodox dealings with the youths at the school, Rev Bill was never heard from again. Now operated as an event center by an organization, it is currently the home of the weekly Nevada County Growers Market. The North Star House was the setting for Wallace Stegner’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, from the mid-1980s until April 2002, it was owned by Terra Alta Development. During this time Penelope Curtis founded the Julia Morgan Conservancy which began plans for the house. By November 2002, Sandy Sanderson, an Oregon developer, obtained a contract on the property. Restoration was begun by the North Star Historic Conservancy after the Nevada County Land Trust hired Bruce Conklin to oversee the restoration in 2003.
Asilomar State Beach is a state park unit of California, USA, providing public access to rocky coast and dune habitat on the Monterey Peninsula. The property includes the Asilomar Conference Grounds, a conference center built by the YWCA in 1913 that is now a National Historic Landmark, the 107-acre site is located in Pacific Grove and offers overnight lodging and views of the forest and sand. Asilomar is a combination of two Spanish words and mar, Asilomar State Beach is a narrow, 1-mile strip of sandy beach and rocky coves. A 1-mile trail, which runs through the dunes, is open to pedestrians and this trail is wheelchair-accessible, and a beach wheelchair is available at the Conference Grounds front desk, located inside the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Social Hall. Bicycling is allowed on the bike lane along the road. The ocean off shore is protected as the Asilomar State Marine Reserve, the rocky coves are home to thousands of species, some of which are unique to the bay. As a sanctuary, it is illegal to disturb biota, i. e.
collection, the water in the vicinity of Asilomar State Beach is known for rip tides and unpredictable surf. Despite the cold water the area is popular with surfers and visitors from around the world, the beach does not feature a bathroom facility. Bathrooms available to the public are located at the Asilomar Conference Grounds inside the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Social Hall, Asilomar State Beach incorporates Asilomar Conference Grounds, designed in the Arts & Crafts style by architect Julia Morgan. The facility was built in 1913 as a center and summer camp for the YWCA. Morgan designed and built 16 buildings on the property, of which 13 are still standing, the retreat was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987 for its role in the development of the YWCA and the resort nature of nearby Monterey, California. The 2009 film The Shift by self-help advocate Wayne Dyer was shot at Asilomar Beach, List of California state parks List of California State Beaches Asilomar State Beach
Julia Morgan was an American architect in California. She designed more than 700 buildings in California during a long and she is best known for her work on Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California. Morgan was the first woman to be admitted to the program at lÉcole nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. She designed many buildings for institutions serving women and girls including YWCA buildings and buildings for Mills College, Morgan embraced the Arts and Crafts Movement and used various producers of California pottery to adorn her buildings. Julia Morgan is the first woman to receive the AIA Gold Medal, Morgans father, Charles Bill Morgan, was born into a prominent East Coast family that included successful military men and influential businessmen. He studied to be an engineer, in 1867, he sailed for San Francisco, California, to speculate in mines. He returned the year to marry Eliza Woodland Parmelee, the favored daughter of Albert O. Parmelee. The wedding was in Brooklyn, New York, where she had grown up, as a wedding present, Parmelee gave his daughter an envelope full of money so that she could raise a family in comfort.
He indicated that more money would follow, the newlyweds traveled to San Francisco and settled downtown in a family-oriented but luxurious residential hotel. In April 1870, a son was born and named Parmelee Morgan, on January 20,1872, Julia Morgan was born. Three more children were born to the family in Oakland, Charles Morgan was not successful in any of his business ventures, so the family relied upon money from grandfather Parmelee. Eliza Morgan ran the household with a hand, providing young Julia with a role model of womanly competence and independence. In mid-1878, Eliza took the children to live near the Parmelees in New York for a year while Charles worked in San Francisco, in New York, Julia was introduced to her older cousin Lucy Thornton, who was married to successful architect Pierre Le Brun. After returning to Oakland, Julia kept in contact with Le Brun, in New York, Julia got sick with scarlet fever and was kept in bed for a few weeks. As a result of illness, throughout her adult life she was prone to ear infections.
In July 1880, grandfather Parmelee died, grandmother Parmelee moved into the Oakland house, bringing with her the Parmelee wealth. This reinforced Julias impression that women provided the foundation of social means, Morgan resisted her mothers suggestion that she have a debutante party to celebrate her availability for marriage. She argued that she should first gain a career and her parents were supportive of this wish
The lodge building, designed by architect Julia Morgan and expanded upon an earlier wooden structure known as the Milpitas Ranch House which was destroyed by fire in the 1920s. The lodge includes a restaurant, a lounge, a cantina, public rooms, guest rooms, a swimming pool. Hearst sold the structure and its property to the United States Army in 1940 for use as a training facility. The land and buildings were established by the Army as Fort Hunter Liggett, the Army owns the building and a concessionaire operates it as a public hotel within the military base. The fertile valley surrounding The Hacienda was documented by Spanish explorer Gaspar de Portolà in 1769, based on his recommendation, Father Junípero Serra established Mission San Antonio de Padua in the valley in 1771, and it thrived. Of all the California missions, San Antonio de Padua converted the highest number of Native Americans, in the 1830s, the mission was secularized and its holdings were divided into at least ten land grants given to soldiers and civilians supportive of Mexican government.
English-speaking settlers began arriving in significant numbers in 1849 with the discovery of gold in California, nearby Jolon was established as a gold mining town on an old Salinan village site in 1860, astride El Camino Real, the old road connecting all the Spanish missions in California. At the beginning of the 20th century, gold mining had petered out, over the next two decades, he amassed land holdings covering the entirety of four of the ten Mexican land grants and most of Jolon. On top of the old Rancho Milpitas main ranch house site, at the edge of a small bluff less than a mile from and overlooking the old mission, construction on the Mission Revival-styled building complex began in 1929, using poured concrete instead of adobe. A smoothly domed north tower was built in Moorish Revival style above the living quarters. Original plans for the building were for it to housing for 20 employees. A proposed southern wing for Hearsts private quarters was never completed, materials were carried from Santa Cruz in a Fageol truck.
The building was not originally supplied with electricity, wires for a single telephone line were run from Hearst Castle 30 miles away. Hearsts guests could drive in, fly in and land at an adjacent landing strip, guests included Spencer Tracy, Dick Powell, Will Rogers, Clark Gable, Herbert Hoover, Jean Harlow, Leslie Howard and Errol Flynn. Hearsts paramour, Marion Davies, stayed in one of the four tower suites when she visited, californio-style fiestas were thrown in the guests honor, complete with mariachis playing from the dining room balcony. Other observers have described the building as Hearsts hunting lodge, on December 12,1940, Hearst sold 158,000 acres, including the old Milpitas Ranch, to the United States government. Neighboring landowners sold another 108,950 acres to form a 266, the US Army used The Hacienda as housing for the base commander, for visiting officers and for the officers club. In 1957, a serviceman named Bill Runyan painted heroic murals depicting Spanish settlement of the area on selected interior walls of The Hacienda, Runyan started the large murals when he was a soldier at the fort but stayed on as a civil service carpenter to complete the task
The Fairmont San Francisco is an AAA Four-Diamond luxury hotel at 950 Mason Street, atop Nob Hill in San Francisco, California. The hotel was named after mining magnate and U. S, senator James Graham Fair, by his daughters, Theresa Fair Oelrichs and Virginia Fair Vanderbilt, who built the hotel in his honor. The hotel was the vanguard of the Fairmont Hotels and Resorts chain, the group is now owned by Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, but all the original Fairmont hotels still keep their names. As of July 2014, room rates begin at $409 per night and it has been featured in many films, including The Rock. Exterior and interior shots of the hotel were used as stand-ins for the fictional St. Gregory Hotel in the television series Hotel, the Fairmont San Francisco was added to the National Register of Historic Places on 17 April 2002. It is a member of Historic Hotels of America, the program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The hotel was completed before the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
Although the structure survived, the interior was damaged by fire. In 1945, the Fairmont hosted international statesmen for meetings which culminated in the creation of the United Nations, the United Nations Charter was drafted in the hotels Garden Room and a plaque at the hotel memorializes the event. Among the hotels attractions is the Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar, a tiki bar, which opened in 1945 and was remodeled in 1952. Elements of the bar were updated in 2009 and it features a bandstand on a barge that floats in a former swimming pool, a dining area built from parts of an old sailing ship, and artificial thunderstorms. In January 2009, the announced plans to close the Tonga Room in connection with a renovation. In response, a planned to file an application to make the Tonga Room an official San Francisco landmark. The plans were delayed and Tonga Room is still open today and they acquired the Mark Hopkins Hotel across the street in 2014. The hotel was again on November 30,2015 to the South Korean Mirae Asset Global Investments group for $450 million.
The Venetian Room at the Fairmont Hotel was where Tony Bennett first sang I Left My Heart in San Francisco in December 1961. A statue of Tony Bennett was unveiled outside the Fairmont on 19 August 2016, in honor of his 90th birthday, the performance, the Fairmont Hotel was used in the establishing shots for the fictional St. Gregory Hotel in the 1983 television series Hotel. The hotel on which the novel was based is now The Fairmont New Orleans
Riverside Art Museum is an art museum in the historic Mission Inn District of Riverside, California. A non-profit organization, its mission is to serve the communities of the Inland Empire by providing visual art of the finest quality and related educational. The building originally served the Young Womens Christian Association, and it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 13,2009, in 1929, the Riverside YWCA selected the corner of 7th and Lime Streets as the site for its new building. Morgan used the Mediterranean Revival and Classical Revival styles in composing the design, in 1960, the Riverside Art Center began fundraising to purchase the YWCA building, which had recently come onto the market. On July 5,1967, the YWCA officially sold the building to the Riverside Arts Center for $250,000, in 1982, the building was designated a Registered Historic Place and a city historic landmark. In 1992, a renovation of the building was undertaken with the financial assistance of the City of Riverside.
The building combines elements of Mediterranean and Classical architecture in an innovative tri-block design, the first floor originally housed a swimming pool, an open-air atrium, and a gymnasium. The second floor featured bedrooms and meeting rooms with a small stage, on the roof was a badminton court. The Riverside Art Museum mounts an average of 20 exhibitions per year, some of which are travelling exhibitions, of art that addresses social issues, diverse themes, the Riverside Art Museum hosts educational programs for both children and adults. Official website Organizational Profile – National Center for Charitable Statistics
The Hollywood Studio Club was a chaperoned dormitory, sometimes referred to as a sorority, for young women involved in the motion picture business from 1916 to 1975. Located in the heart of Hollywood, Los Angeles, California and it was the home at various times to many Hollywood celebrities, including Marilyn Monroe, Ayn Rand, Donna Reed, Kim Novak, Maureen OSullivan, Rita Moreno, Barbara Eden, and Sharon Tate. The building was designed by noted California architect Julia Morgan in the Italian Renaissance Revival architectural style, the Studio Club closed in 1975, and the building was used as a YWCA-run Job Corps dormitory until April 30,2012. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, the Hollywood Studio Club was formed in 1916. It began with a group of women trying to break into the movies who gathered in the basement of the Hollywood Public Library to read plays. A librarian, Mrs. Eleanor Jones, worried about the women living in cheap hotels. Mrs. Jones solicited help from the local YWCA, and a hall was established as a meeting place, Hollywood studios and businessmen donated money to rent an old house on Carlos Avenue with space for 20 women.
DeMille and Mary Pickford were active in the operations, and Pickford recalled. And the motion picture industry supported us, a dominant note is the refining touch of home life and sense of protection, with assurance of assistance, not only in material way when need arises, but in ones work, as well. Financially, many desperate cases among young women have been tided over by the Hollywood Studio Club, in the early 1920s, Hollywood became embroiled in scandals, including the 1921 case involving Fatty Arbuckle and his role in the death of young actress, Virginia Rappe. One industry observer wondered if extra work would ever be anything other than an alibi for prostitution, hays told The New York Times that he sought to make the motion picture business … a model industrial community, complete with recreation facilities, community centres, dormitories matrons. Between 1923 and 1925, a widely publicized fundraising campaign was held to build the new Hollywood Studio Club, contributions were received from Famous Players-Lasky, Metro Goldwyn and Carl Laemmle, Warner Bros.
and Christie Comedies. In March 1923, aviator and movie star Andree Peyre conducted an aerial acrobatic exhibition, in February 1925, a final $5,000 donation from silent screen star Norma Talmadge allowed the group to begin construction. The organization hired noted architect Julia Morgan to design the new building, the new Hollywood Studio Club opened in May 1926, having been built at a cost of $250,000. The building was opened at a ceremony attended by 2,500 people, including many of the celebrities of the motion picture world, with ceremonies in the afternoon. Julia Morgan designed the Studio Club in a Mediterranean style with interiors decorated in green, rose coral. The large building has three sections—a central section with connecting wings on each side, the entrance to the center section is marked by a loggia, three archways with decorative quoins. There is a painted frieze above the main entrance, the building includes several recurring elements from Morgans Mediterranean style buildings, including full-length arched windows, balconies with iron balustrades, and decorative brackets
The home, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was gifted to Sacramento State University by Charles Goethe after his death in 1966. In 1918, Julia Morgan was hired to draw plans for the house, when Goethe died in 1966 he bequeathed the house along with his library, and a large monetary donation to California State University, California. Since then, University Enterprises, Inc. has maintained it, in 1982 the house was added to the National Register of Historic Places due to its historic nature. Part of said historic nature is the fact that it is the example of Morgans domestic architecture in the Sacramento area. In 1999, the home was remodeled and its name was changed to the Julia Morgan House
Wyntoon is the name of a private estate in rural Siskiyou County, owned by the Hearst Corporation. Architects Willis Polk, Bernard Maybeck and Julia Morgan all designed structures for Wyntoon, the land, sited at two sharp bends in the McCloud River, was named by financial adviser Edward Clark for the local Native American tribe of the Wintun people. Prominent structures, noted for their architecture, have built on the land, some lost to fire, while other multimillion-dollar buildings were planned. Famous visitors to Wyntoon include Clark Gable, Charles Lindbergh, Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. the earliest known inhabitants of the area of Wyntoon were the Winnemem Wintu tribe of Native Americans, a subgroup of the Wintun people. In the 1880s, guide and trapper Justin Hinckley Sisson came to the area and established a hotel, restaurant and he advocated for a railroad line to be extended northward from Redding to his location, and was successful. Construction of the Central Pacific Railroad through the Siskiyou Trail began in the mid-1880s, the railroad was completed in 1887 and brought miners, fishermen, loggers and tourists.
With his wife, the former Miss Lydia Field, Sisson operated the inn, with profits from his successful business, Sisson acquired large parcels of land including the tract which would become Wyntoon. He established the town of Sisson surrounding his inn, and he built a fishing resort a half-days ride away on the McCloud River, popular with hunters and fishermen, it became known as Sissons-on-the-McCloud. In 1924 the town of Sisson was renamed Mount Shasta, California, in 1899, Sissons widow sold the McCloud River fishing resort site to Charles Stetson Wheeler, a wealthy attorney from San Francisco. This parcel lay in the Cascade Range of mountains, south by southeast of Mount Shasta, Wheeler called this holding the Wheeler Ranch, and he built a hunting lodge on the river at Horseshoe Bend—its cornerstone was laid in 1899. Wheeler directed Polk to give the lodge a fish tower—a high study with a view, a Latin inscription over the entrance indicated this room was a temple to fishing, piscatoribus sacrum.
Polks design was pictured in July 1899 in The American Architect, sir Banister Fletcher included the building in a list of Shingle Style architecture. The dining room enjoyed a view of the river. The porch opened to the river in a flight of steps leading down to an octagonal gazebo pierced and supported by a large tree. Massive fireplaces and heavy timbers gave the impression of a medieval estate interior, Polks use of stone and wood on the exterior achieved a sense of compatibility with the land, celebrating the settings primal beauty. The Wheeler family stayed at the many a summer. In 1900, Wheeler invited his client Phoebe Hearst to visit Wheeler Ranch with his family for the summer, Hearst asked if she could purchase the land, but Wheeler declined. Hearst applied the name Wyntoon to the combination of Clarks former holdings and her new lease, Wheeler was displeased with the extravagant plans, as he and Hearst had previously agreed her building would be modest