The Life and Legacy of D.M. Renton
by David Renton II and Katheryn Renton
A unique glimpse at Southern California history from 1902 to 1936. This is a story about David M. Renton who became a successful builder with some unusual accomplishments.
During the first seventeen years of his building career he constructed many homes, apartment buildings and other structures in Pasadena and the southland. He was fortunate in meeting noteworthy people of his time most importantly Mr. William Wrigley, Jr. who, after Mr. Wrigley purchased Catalina in 1919, appointed him Vice President and General Manager of the Santa Catalina Island Company. There he oversaw the development and operations of the island, ran silver mine production, constructed the award-winning Casino building, dealt with many Hollywood movie studios filming big screen silent movies on location at Catalina, started the Catalina Tile and Pottery business, and much more.