Our History…


    • MVGH was established in August of 1924 by the Synod of California of the Presbyterian Church.
    • James Marwick, Dr. Robert Freeman, David Gamble and Dr. Clarence Spaulding raised funds to purchase the Pasadena orange grove which is now home to nearly 200 senior adults.
    • These gentlemen sought to provide much needed retirement housing for ministers and missionaries of the PCUSA.
    • The Gamble family continues the tradition of providing Thanksgiving dinner for MVGH residents which was started in the 1920’s.


 ~ Bill Hansen, a resident, at MVGH has helped preserved our history.~


To read stories from our Early Founders' click on their names below:

Myron Hunt

Myron Hunt Buildings

Mary Stewart

Milton and Lyman Stewart

MVGH Master Plan in 1929





James Gamble, Founder of MVGH                            1930 Women of MVGH