Posted on Apr 3, 2020
Paul E. Edmeier is a Chief Financial Officer and Financial Controller in Alhambra, CA | Nicholas, my handsome and dashing son, is a true modern-day Renaissance Man. He graduated from Whittier College and, also in 2017, became Curator for Whittier Historical Society & Museum. Its mission is to collect, preserve and display materials of historical significance to the greater Whittier area, and to produce programs and special exhibits of interest to the Whittier community. Though forced to close to the public until May 1st on account of Coronavirus (COVID-19), he continues working. Two years ago, on April 04, 2018, Nick posed next to the corner stone from the Reform School For Juvenile Offenders (Fred C. Nelles Youth Correctional Facility; California State Historical Landmark: 947) at the site of its original groundbreaking in 1890. This second groundbreaking was held 128 years after its first. The 73-acre facility had closed in 2004; after sale of the property and litigation settlement, construction began as The Groves in Whittier, a mixed-use development initially scheduled to begin opening, in limited stages at reserved times, later this month. Four historic buildings (administration, superintendent’s and assistant superintendent’s residences, and the chapel) were saved.