|Gordon van Renseterer Usborne
Born April 30th 1876 at Arnprior.
Married April 14th 1911 in Honolulu
to Grace, daughter of George Pilgrim of Exeter, Devon, England.
Gordon died in 1933.
Believed to be Bertha and
Gordon around 1882
|Gordon was a
sculptor (described as "bohemian")
He created the adjacent sculpture >>>
for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1916 in San Francisco.
The plaque attached to it reads:
"The Surf Riders of Waikiki. Gordon Usborne - Sculptor. Property of the Territory of Hawaii."
Theatre in Bethel Street, Honolulu was built in 1922. This candy-box
masterpiece was dreamed up by architect Marshall Webb, designer Homer
Merrill in the classical Greek and Roman style as imagined by Hollywood
with an overlay of Art Deco. It cost half a million dollars and boasted
air conditioning, indirect lighting, wicker chairs and a seating
capacity of 1,726. It has recently been restored from near dereliction.