George Charles Page

George Charles Page

Birth
Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska, USA
Death 28 Nov 2000 (aged 99)
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Burial Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Plot Summit-Addition J-Grave 143
Memorial ID 89058597 · View Source
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Real estate developer, shipper, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Best known as the namesake of the Page Museum at the LaBrea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, California. He arrived in California at age 16 with $2.30 in his pockets. After saving some money he founded a distribution company, Mission Pak, which shipped California fruits as holiday gifts to cold weather customers. After capitalizing on his shipping company, he founded a sports car manufacturing plant, then moved into real estate development building industrial and commercial parks, leasing space to the defense and aerospace industries as well as the federal government. Page was a major benefactor of Children's Hospital of Los Angeles (the George C. Page Building), Loyola Marymount University (George C. Page Stadium, George C. Page Youth Center in Hawthorne, numerous buildings at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, including two residence halls and and programs at USC School of Fine Arts. In 1977 he opened the The George C. Page Museum at the LaBrea Tar Pits, which he described as a kind of living bouquet he presented to the city saying "This is like giving flowers that I can smell while I'm still alive."








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  • Maintained by: Bernard Johnson
  • Originally Created by: Ron West
  • Added: 24 Apr 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 89058597
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Charles Page (25 Jun 1901–28 Nov 2000), Find a Grave Memorial no. 89058597, citing Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA ; Maintained by Bernard Johnson (contributor 575) .