Saturday, April 24, 2010

Hogoboom Memorial Bench

This is the second in a series of posts about monuments and memorials in public rights of way in Pasadena.

The Hogoboom Memorial Bench was designed by Pasadena artist Patricia Ferber using river rock and stone slabs.

You'll find the bench at sweet little San Rafael Park on the west side of the Arroyo Seco at Colorado and Melrose:

The bench is in memory of Betty Hogoboom, a longtime volunteer for Pasadena educational and cultural activities, and her son Peter Hogoboom. Betty died of cancer in 1991; Peter died of AIDS in 1989.

The plaque reads:

Dedicated to
Betty C. Hogoboom 1920-1991
Peter T. Hogoboom 1947-1989
for their strength, courage
and love for all life
By their family
February 3, 1991

Ben Wideman is doing a wonderful daily series about Pasadena parks.

Photos: the mighty Zack Stromberg of the Public Affairs Office.


ben wideman said...

I love the memorial series you're working with, Ann. Thanks for the shout out!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

That little park is up the street from me. I like using the swing on late summer walks. Stoney Point is across the street. I had the pleasure of having Elmer Dills set next to me at the bar a few years back.