In January 1968, the Reed House at Orange Grove and Colorado sat behind a protective barrier at Carmelita Park while being demolished.
In 1969, the Pasadena Art Museum opened to the public. The art museum is later renamed Norton Simon Museum after substantial contributions from his extensive art collection and financial assistance.
For nearly a half-century, the Norton Simon Museum has enhanced the region’s prestige as a world-class center for the arts and design.
Throwback Thursday is written and produced by Rick Thomas