The Life and Legacy of D.M. Renton
by David M. Renton and Katheryn E. Renton
This is a story about D.M. Renton from 1902 to 1936 who became a successful builder in Pasadena and the southland. After meeting William Wrigley, Jr. who, purchased Catalina in 1919, appointed Renton 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.